Not all panel PCs are created equal, wherein some will be tougher or more high-tech than others. Graphics and processing power are important in home computers, and still important in panel PCs that are mainly meant for industrial or commercial purposes. In fact, it is very important to know other vital features of a panel PC that you need before buying, regardless of industry.
The Importance of a Strong Cooling System
Time and again, basic or traditional computers have experienced heating issues. Therefore, panel PCs are no exception, and although military-grade components can help with heating issues as an auxiliary benefit, a panel PC with a strong cooling system is most important of all. If the panel PC will be running for long hours and will be exposed to high temperatures, the necessity of an effective cooling system cannot be underestimated.
Indeed, “military-grade components” in a computer might sound excessive. But in reality, military-grade components are stress-tested to handle anything less than military use as well, so they’re suited to many different applications.
Restaurant kitchen use, for example, can expose a panel PC to moisture and heat that could damage non-military-grade components, so it would be wiser for you to invest in military-grade or “rugged” equipment that are more likely to last longer and function better.
Handling Temperature and Shock
Moreover, military-grade components can help distribute heat to the chassis, and can prevent water damage. They are also important for preventing damage caused by changes in temperature and shock.
In any outdoor environment, a panel PC can experience dangerous changes in temperature, and any environment can cause shock to the PC due to mishandling. So in the end, more than anything, you probably want your panel PC to be well-built for the job that it’s meant to do.