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We are about to buy a new laptop for our club, what is the best type of laptop to purchase ?  Is one type/brand better suitaed than any other ?

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Good question Dorothy.

If you have the $ or can find a good one running Windows 7 or later second-hand, I'd strongly recommend the Panasonic ToughBook.

See also this question.

Toughbooks have the following features, most of which are desirable in an orienteering environment:

1) Waterproof

2) Shockproof

3) Day-light visible display

4) Sufficient battery life to get safely through an event

5) Serial port - great for SPORTident ane Emit connectivity

6) Multiple USB ports

7) Turns into a (heavy) tablet, if you have tablet-style registration software.

8) They look like they are built by Tonka