CL900 and Q550 – All Things Equal in Rugged Tablet Land?

When doing a spec comparison between the Fujitsu Q550 and the Motion CL900, I was surprised to learn that the Fujitsu Q550 met the MIL-STD-810G spec, which means that it must hold up to a 2′ drop test on to plywood over concrete, and still remain functional. Motion’s CL900 also adheres to the MIL-STD-810G spec, but as Motion recently pointed out to me, not everything is equal in rugged tablet land.

According to Fujitsu’s spec sheet on the Q550, it did indeed pass the 2′ drop test, but mechanical damage was observed. However, as illustrated in this video, Motion’s CL900 sustained a drop from 4′ with no mechanical damage.

Looks like that $375 price premium might have some benefit for those needing premium rugged support while also being light and attractive in design.

What are your rugged needs as you look at tablets for your personal and business needs?