Consumer and commercial grade products are built to be used under the most benign of conditions. Some computers are defined as semi-rugged or built to withstand coffee spills and some drops. But how can one determine if a computer is “fully rugged,” that is, able to operate under the harsh conditions they will encounter if utilized for extreme jobs and outdoor areas?
Testing and rating ensure that you get what you pay for as a rugged tablet consumer. These tests must be conducted by a third party in order to be considered for rating, and the processes involved are very strict and precise. This way, companies are prevented from cheating on quality and rugged design.