At 01:54 PM 3/28/2001 +0100, you wrote:
>>>> Geoff Evans <[log in to unmask]> 03/27 7:42 pm >>>
>I have seen adverts for laptops designed, originally, for military use
>which are claimed to be waterproof, dustproof and capable of withstanding
>impacts. Battery life for such machines is improving. On a wet dig these
>would seem to have the edge over paper and the data can be downloaded to a
>desktop machine thus saving a lot of time.
We've used a standard laptop inside a sealed freezer bag with no ill effects.
That was in snow...and mud. The worst problem you can get with laptops, or
any device with an LCD screen, is that in low temperatures of about 5 degrees
C or lower the screen freezes!
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