The laptop to survive an atomic bomb

Steven Hodson

Well okay maybe this heavy duty sucker of a laptop won’t survive an atomic bomb going off next to it but damn this is one rugged piece of computing equipment. The GC6000 from Spokane based General Dynamics Itronix is being sold as a military grade laptop that will resist just about anything you want to throw at it – next to an atomic bomb that is.

Just to give you an idea here’s the breakdown on this beast’s specs from their website

  • FULLY-RUGGED NOTEBOOK RELIABILITY — This vehicle-rugged notebook meets the fully-rugged MIL-STD 810F standards for temperature range, vibration resistance, dust ingress protection and humidity. It can also survive punishing 30″ drops and comes standard with a spill-resistant keyboard (with a published 400 ml 10-minute soak spill test ) and a shock mounted display.
  • ULTRA-VIEWABLE TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY with DYNAVUE® — The GD6000 has the industry’s best 13.3″ outdoor viewable touchscreen display featuring our award winning, innovative DynaVue® touchscreen display technology that dramatically increases outdoor viewability in all ambient conditions including direct sunlight.
  • POWERFUL PERFORMANCE TO MEET TODAY’S PROCESSING INTENSIVE NEEDS — The GD6000 with the latest Intel® 2.53 GHz T9400 Core™2 Duo processor, an 1066 MHz Front Side Bus, 6MB L2 cache, up to 4GB DDR3 memory and the Intel GM45 Express Chipset is designed to keep field-deployed, mission-critical workers productive and online throughout your deployment life cycle.
  • ULTIMATE IN WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY — With up to four integrated wireless devices—WI-FI (“WLAN”), Cellular Data (“WWAN”), Embedded GPS, and Bluetooth in the same device the GD6000 is designed to provide highly reliable connectivity across the spectrum of wireless networks; optimized for expansive radio frequency coverage, it features internal antennas, a magnesium case for RF shielding, and extensive RF noise filtering.
  • ERGONOMIC — Designed to be the easiest vehicle notebook to carry and use; the GD6000 with its fresh industrial ergonomic design is the thinnest and lightest in its class with this level of durability. Adjustable front keyboard lighting and an optional white keyboard provide efficiency and security for working at night.
  • SECURITY — Designed to protect users, information and networks; the GD6000 offers these multiple security features including TPM 1.2 Network Security Standard, integrated fingerprint reader, integrated CAC (Smart Card) reader, removable hard drive (for sensitive data localization and storage), slot for computer security lock and super password startup configurations
  • Oh and it’s also Energy Star® certified is that should be a part of your buying requirements and if you’re interested in a product tour you can start here. Of course all this ruggedness is going to make a big dent in your wallet with prices starting a $3,495.00 but hey if it can survive a bomb blast then it’s money well spent eh.

    [hat tip to Brier Dudley]