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.