Because the workflow demands from industry to industry can vary significantly, a one-size-fits-all mobile computer with scanner won’t cut it. That’s why Honeywell mobile and vehicle-mounted computer devices are built with a purpose. Regardless of your industry, we design our computer devices to be environmentally compatible for workflow ease, improved productivity, and a lower total cost of ownership.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is a Mobile Computer?

A: A mobile computer is a small device that combines a PC and a scanner. It can scan barcodes and capture data, but it is also able to operate, execute and provide services and applications, like a typical computer. Mobile computers are also known as handheld computer devices.

Q: What is the difference between a mobile computer and a mobile phone?

A: A mobile computer is a computing device that you can carry with you and it allows you to do whatever you would do on a PC. A mobile phone is smaller and although it runs on an operating system, it isn’t designed for a specific industry and it is used for web access, phone calls or texts.

Q: Can a mobile computer replace a laptop?

A: A mobile computer has many benefits for a business: it can enhance productivity, it can make your workers save time and it can enable users to work from anywhere. Although there are mobile computing devices built for every work environment, they won’t replace the laptops or computers for everything. For the tasks that include working on spreadsheets, for example, a laptop with a standard-size keyboard is faster to use.

Q: How many types of mobile devices are there?

A: Honeywell has a wide range of mobile computers, suitable for many industries. You can choose from our: handheld computers, hazardous location computer, healthcare mobile computers, industrial cold-storage computers, vehicle-mounted computers, Vocollect wearable mobile devices.

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