durabookSome people like style, some people like substance. Sometimes, you can get both.

Today, GammaTech debuted their Durabook D14RM notebook, a rather stylish yet rugged laptop. How tough? Beyond having a spill resistant keyboard, touchpad and switches , components are capped for dust-proofing. Everything then comes packed inside a magnesium alloy case twenty times stronger than ABS plastic, the industry standard in shock proofing plastic that comes in at 5.5 lbs. At over 1.6 inches thick, it’s not exactly a slim beast, but she’s tough.

If that was all lost on you, try this: the laptop survived being dropped on concrete 26 times from a height of more than 2.5 feet. That’s pretty tough. We’re sure as hell not dropping our laptop to see what it can survive.

The laptop still isn’t short on other gadgets either, still managing to pack in 4 USB ports and an HDMI port, a webcam, GPS, smart card reader, fingerprint scanner, and a TPM 1.2 encryption package. Clearly aimed at mobile professionals, the Durabook is a solid piece of electronic equipment.

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Michael Kaufmann, lover of all things science and gadget, is a contributing editor at Blast. He can be reached at [email protected].

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