General Dynamics’ GD8000, Now The Most Rugged Laptop

General Dynamics has put together one of the most rugged laptops.  It is one of the latest in General Dynamics’ GD-Itronix.  The GoBook XR-1 (GD8000) is now the most rugged laptop of all of them.  The laptop was built to military specifications.  The laptop can be dropped 3 feet and boot up 26 times.  The laptop must also be able to withstand being hit with 30 gallons of water blown at 40MPH for 4 hours.

The GD8000 has a 13.3″ screen and an Intel Core2Duo processor, DDR3 memory, and five hour battery.  The price of the laptop starts at about $3,800.  The GD8000 will be available starting Monday.

General Dynamics aren’t the only rugged laptops.  Lenovo has about eight Thinkpads that passed military tests.

[via CNET]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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