Business is a contact sport - and big-league players need equipment that can take a beating. Laptops don't come any more rugged than the Rocky II from Amrel Systems. The Rocky II has the same inside as other high-performance laptops. But it has the outside of an armadillo. Protected by an aluminum-alloy casing with safety-yellow rubberized corners, it can handle temperatures as cold as -4 degrees F, humidity as high as 95 percent, and altitudes as lofty as 15,000 feet.
The Rocky II costs about $5,000. For more information, call Amrel Systems Inc. (800-882-6735) or visit the Web www.amrel.com .
A version of this article appeared in the August 1998 issue of Fast Company magazine.