The Trans-Americas Journey is not your traditional roadtrip. After years in journalism, writer Karen Catchpole and photographer Eric Mohl took a sharp departure from the beaten path to create the Trans-Americas Journey, a three-year 100,000+ mile trek across North, Central and South America. And for this type of expedition, they needed more than a run-of-the-mill laptop – one that could withstand environmental variables from the wind and moisture on the Alaska Marine Highway to the dust and dirt of Yosemite National Park. The Latitude ATG D630 semi-rugged laptop meets those challenges head-on as the Official Laptop of the Trans-Americas Journey.

Karen and Eric regularly write for publications like National Geographic, PC Magazine and Travel + Leisure (among others), requiring a rugged-and-ready computer to stay productive no matter where they find themselves - be it land, sand, sea or snow. The Latitude ATG is built specifically for unpredictable environments and meets MIL-STD 810F, a durability military standard testing for humidity, dust, vibration, and altitude among others. And with the ATG’s superbright 500-nit LCD display, drafting articles or staying connected with friends while in bright sunlight is no concern, nor is computing at night with the ATG’s keyboard-illuminating dual task lights.

Take a look at this video to hear how the laptop's holding up from Karen and Eric: