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Gizmo 27th January, 2008 05:43 AM

Panasonic Toughbook CF-30
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dsio 27th January, 2008 04:51 PM

Wasn't there a story a while back about a British serviceman that had one of the older Toughbooks in a war zone where it took a 7.62mm rifle round, without being penetrated or being destroyed completely. Not sure but it may have even saved his life.

dsio 27th January, 2008 04:58 PM

Here's one of a Toughbook taking a 9mm round: Tougher Than a Speeding Bullet; Panasonic's Toughbook Notebook PC Stops Bullet | Business Wire | Find Articles at

Here's a US soldier being saved by his Toughbook, this must be the story I remembered: U.S. Soldier in Iraq Saved by Bullet Proof Laptop - Associated Content

When a bible takes a bullet saving a man's life, its time to thank god.

When a laptop takes a bullet saving a man's life, its time to be thankful for your extreme pornography addiction.

danrok 27th January, 2008 05:59 PM

I would have thought that almost any laptop could catch a bullet, so long as the bullet has a rounded or flat tip, and no ballistic tip.

dsio 27th January, 2008 06:08 PM

The second one was a high powered rifle round, those things go through just about anything.

danrok 27th January, 2008 06:43 PM

It's all down to the shape and materials the round is made from, rather than power which is provided by the powder. Power just gives you greater range.

A nail gun, for example uses very little powder, but the ballistic hardened nails will pierce sheet steel and concrete, in one hit. You could literally nail someone to their own Kevlar vest with one. Not much power is needed due to firing at point blank range.

Because a laptop is made from many different layers, soft and hard, it would require a round designed for that purpose.

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