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Photos: Consumer products toughen up

HP has several portables designed to take a punch. The nr3600 notebook and tr3000 tablet meet a U.S. military requirement to survive a 3-foot drop multiple times onto to concrete covered by plywood, for example.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...