Awesome Productivity Gadgets for Workplace
Technology is changing everything around us, so why not the way we do our business? A few decades ago most retailers or shopkeepers operated entirely without computers. But today businesses everywhere require a host of gadgets– tab, laptop or computer, etc. For instance, today many delivery trucks or their drivers need to be equipped with electronic notebooks. After all, one thing most businesses look for whether they are operating indoor or outdoor is productivity.
But being continuously mobile in a harsh environment can be detrimental for a notebook or any hand-held mobile device. The device requires being durable with rugged configurations that can take a beating and still work. These are similar to cell phones and tablet PCs, used by courier companies. Depending on their make and configuration notebooks designed for mobile businesses are described as being rugged, semi-rugged, or business rugged.
Is it the right gadget for your workplace?
While there are several business laptops in India, finding the right one for your work is not an easy task. Tough, sturdy, reliable, but not too heavy and can survive long work days are just some of the things you might be looking for to increase productivity and accountability at work. With so many rugged, semi-rugged, or rugged business notebooks available in the market, it can get difficult to pick one. To make it simpler, we found few notebooks which can boost your productivity and are worth considering.
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54
Equipped with the new 5th Generation Intel CoreTM i5-5300U vPro processor, this semi-rugged business laptop Panasonic Toughbook is said to be the most reliable and versatile in its category. The CF-54 outfitted with Intel Turbo Boost Technology with 4GB RAM expandable up to 16GB, is aimed at professionals who are always on the move. The screen enables the user to operate the laptop even in sunlight. With a spill resistant keyboard, vibration, shock resistant features and being 2.5 feet drop-shock resistant; it offers the right type of ruggedness.
The device also happens to be one of the popular business laptops in India which are useful for service engineers in the automotive diagnostic industry, field work, and other business verticals. Along with an 11 hr. Battery life, it also has an option of hot swappable battery feature enabling you to change batteries without shutting down the computer. Other features include a fingerprint reader and contactless smart card reader, and options like Serial Port, VGA, PC Card, Rugged USB, 2nd LAN, etc.
Overall the Toughbook CF-54 is the perfect blend of ruggedness, mobility, and productivity.
Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
The 6th Toughbook CF-31 is the ultimate winner of sorts- created as one of the toughest industrial laptop creations by Panasonic. It has qualified all the main tests for extreme ruggedness and field work efficiency and can survive vertical drop as deep as 6 feet when in closed top mode. When on an active mode, the device can manage to stay intact falling from the height of 3 feet! Incredible, isn’t it? It is tipped with water resistance and has extreme ruggedness to withstand critical temperature and pressure conditions. Tests show that exposure to 6 inches of rain water and 140 kg of pressure, the device remains to be functional and usable. Quite neat for people who look for reliability and efficiency.
No matter what the workplace is – indoors or outdoors, Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is unrivaled regarding cutting-edge tech products. It’s packaged battery lasts more than 13 hours without the need of backup, which makes it a perfect pick for outdoors workplaces like construction sites where the power supply is limited.
Fujitsu LifeBook S936
You can use this notebook conveniently during your official tours, with its big battery that lasts for up to 15 hours. The S936 has an expandable memory of up to 20GB, excellent expansion capabilities. It also comes with an incredible range of ports including, three- USB 3.0 and a LAN one. The device manages to stand out from similar laptops due to its palm vein sensor option and the integrated Smartcard reader.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
The laptop makes for a good business laptop as well. It has a 14-inch display screen and a three-year onsite warranty by default. You can use the laptop for an entire working day without charging, thanks to its decent operational battery life. In short, it is a great workplace gadget for those constantly on the move.
Getac S410, offering a 14-inch HD (1366×768) display or 14-inch FHD display (1920 x 1080), for professionals who work both indoors as well as outdoors. The laptop has a touch screen clearly visible in bright light. We also loved the feature of being able to freely switch between touch modes including rain touch, glove touch, and pen mode.
Finally, all these laptops are unique in their way. But picking one comes down to determining, which one will be able to best overcome most of the environmental limitations related to your workspace and yet work efficiently.