So I'm off doing research, but as this is a forum full of tech nerds, I thought I would ask my trusted hivemind in order to get other ideas.
Here's the score.
-We have a need for 2 Windows-compatible tablets in the lab. Remote data entry and manipulation will be the primary immediate use, but other uses and functions (mobile workstations, for example) are handy.
-They must fit into a "rugged" case, like an Otterbox or something similar, as a bare minimum level of protection (state rules).
-Beyond that, though, we must be able to decontaminate them using surface chemicals (bleach, Envirocide, etc). Ideally, we should be able to give them a bath and have them be just fine. So a fully-submersible rugged water-tight model or casing option would be ideal
When I worked at the hospital way back, I was on a $200k project for four printers.
A thousand dollars for me to draw a few pictures showing what I think I understand about the problem.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1
These guys seem to just get random tablets and put them in sealed cases:
Guess you could get the one with the Surface Pro 4.
Otherwise I would just the Surface Pro in an Otterbox.
Not sure what the use case is.
I quoted the amount left because we can basically afford to buy literally any tablet on the market that I have found.
The state will take back whatever we don't wind up spending, which will likely be almost all of it.
Let me know if you have LIMS questions, I've been using it for a while.
All those things are actually already budgeted. We're getting some crazy-ass label printers and scanners and training and support and yada yada.
The leftover cash is after all of that.
That's a lot of leftover cash. Wall mounted PC for sample management?