RUGGED COMPUTER MAKER General Dynamics Itronix has announced its pocket-sized and tough GD2000 laptop.
The GD2000 is "fully rugged" and designed for mobile workers, especially in the military, law enforcement, emergency and field service sectors. It aims to combine portability without compromising on power.
Mark Johnston, director of strategic computing solutions for General Dynamics Itronix said, "The GD2000 is designed for the most extreme work environments. For example, after jumping from a plane with the GD2000 strapped to their chests, military paratroopers can pinpoint or change their landing location as well as receive updated mission information while in flight and after they land."
The hard-nut device is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Ultra Low Voltage Core Solo processor and has 2GB of DDR3 RAM. It includes mobile technology such as WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.
It has a small 5.6in Dynavue touchscreen display with 1024x600 resolution, which General Dynamics claims delivers crisp and clear images in full sunlight.
The device weighs 1.1kg and is 1.8in thick. General Dynamics quotes a 6 hour life and an Energystar rating for the interchangeable battery. There are dedicated zoom in and zoom out keys on the backlit keyboard and the 64GB SSD is swappable without the use of tools.
We're not sure exactly what GD2000 case is made of, but with a starting price of $4,900 we'd hope the tough little laptop can survive a pretty good beating. µ
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