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Testpad – the ultimate workshop PC?

Testpad - the ultimate workshop PC?


In the ever-evolving world of automotive diagnostics and repair, the demand for versatile, robust, and reliable computing solutions is at an all-time high. Enter the Testpad Extreme® Pro from Eclipse Automotive Technology—a device that might just be the ultimate workshop PC. Designed to bridge the gap between portability and functionality, the Testpad combines the best features of both a touchscreen tablet and a fully-equipped laptop.

Dual Functionality: Best of Both Worlds

The Testpad Extreme® Pro sets itself apart with its hybrid design. As a touchscreen tablet, it offers the convenience and mobility that technicians need when moving around the workshop or performing diagnostics directly on vehicles. The responsive touchscreen is ideal for quick navigation through diagnostic software and viewing detailed schematics or wiring diagrams with ease.

When precision and more extensive data handling are required, the Testpad shines as a laptop. It features a detachable keyboard cover with a built-in trackpad, transforming it into a traditional laptop. This flexibility allows technicians to switch from a dynamic, hands-on tool to a more conventional computing experience without skipping a beat, providing unparalleled versatility in workshop settings.

Testpad vs Toughbook

The Panasonic Toughbook is very well-known, but is it actually the best option? We can supply either, but our customers tend to prefer the versatility of a handheld tablet PC because they can use it in many different scenarios, whether on their lap or on the side of a vehicle they’re working on. It’s also lighter and easier to use one-handedly.

The Testpad also includes many features not available on the Toughbook, including but not limited to:

  1. Touchscreen
  2. 4G LTE option available
  3. Next-day repair turnaround
  4. Covered by Eclipse warranty
  5. Detachable keyword
  6. It can be used as a tablet or laptop
  7. Compatible with workstation
  8. Genuine Microsoft product
  9. Higher screen resolution

Unmatched Reliability: A Record Low Failure Rate

Reliability is paramount in a workshop environment, where equipment must withstand not only the rigours of heavy use but also exposure to elements like dust, moisture, and mechanical vibrations. The Testpad Extreme® Pro has been refined through multiple iterations by Eclipse Automotive Technology to achieve a record low failure rate. This makes it not only the most reliable Testpad yet but also one of the most dependable workshop PCs on the market today.

Support and Service: Keeping Your Testpad Running

Understanding that even the most reliable systems may occasionally need service, we offer comprehensive support for the Testpad Extreme® Pro. In the event of a failure or the need for repairs, customers can rest assured that assistance is readily available. At Eclipse, we provide a streamlined service process that minimises downtime, ensuring that workshops can continue their operations with minimal disruption. This includes quick turnaround repair services, loaner units if needed, and direct support lines to handle any queries or issues that might arise.

Swiftly return to your tasks with as little disruption as possible, thanks to our next-day repair service.


With its dual functionality, exceptional reliability, and robust support infrastructure, the Testpad from Eclipse Automotive Technology stands out as a leading contender for the title of the ultimate workshop PC. Whether for diagnostics, repairs, or routine workshop tasks, the Testpad Extreme® Pro delivers performance and durability that automotive professionals can rely on. Its innovative design and user-friendly interface cater perfectly to the dynamic demands of modern automotive workshops, making it a wise investment for those looking to enhance their operational efficiency and technical capabilities.

Contact us today to learn more.

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