The NASCAR environment is a very rugged culture, and Hendrick Motorsports needed a laptop that could stand up to the dirt, grease, vibration and shock that its current laptops could not handle. Hendrick chose the powerful, desktop-alternative Toughbook 52*, featuring a generous 15.4″ widescreen LCD plus a full magnesium alloy case and shock-mounted, removable hard drive.
“The Toughbook technology is a big advantage in an environment like this where you have very dusty conditions. You have to have a rugged machine that is ready to go whenever you need it.” - Brett Bowers, Hendrick Aerodynamic Test Engineer.
Toughbook 52*: the rugged mobile computing solution for automotive service diagnostics
Hendrick Motorsports experienced numerous problems with the commercial-grade laptops in the rugged NASCAR environment.
Panasonic Toughbook 52* laptops were deployed to replace the unreliable laptops.
The Toughbook 52′s durable construction and reliable performance enabled Hendrick personnel to be more efficient and productive every day.
*Hendrick Motorsports have been relying on our CF-52 since 2004. Toughbook 52 and 53 are both current models. Only the next-generation Toughbook CF-53 is available in Australia. The CF-53 is drop-resistant, spill-resistant, lighter and is tested to nine MIL-STD-810G tests. Read more about the Toughbook CF-53 here.