for smacking somebody round the head with.
This UMPC has been specifically designed for use in in the field - conditions where you'd never normally take a laptop. So if you're an engineer, an architect - or perhaps a sniper - this PC's for you. The Getac E100 meets military and ruggedisation standards MIL-STD-810F and IP54, which basically means it's resistant to dust …
Hell, I'll buy it for just that alone. I just spent 2 weeks on a motorcycle trip trying to use my Nokia N800 as a GPS, after my laptop died.
There's few things more frustrating than being on the side of the road in an unfamiliar city going "where the f*ck am I?!" and trying to read an almost totally washed out screen. (it was still better than a Tom-Tom, Garmin, et al, in that it used maps downloaded from Google instead of the usual 14-years-out-of-date stuff)