updated 05:00 pm EDT, Fri August 7, 2009
Stealth NW-2000 tablet PC
Stealth Computer has recently released a new addition to its Notebook Warrior series of rugged notebook tablets with the NW-2000. Meant for outdoor use, it meets MIL-810F specifications for resistance to submersion in water, shock, sun and other hazards. The magnesium alloy chassis has weather-protected doors for all inputs and outputs, and the 13.3-inch sunlight-legible screen sports a 1280x800 resolution. Hooking up compatible external monitors lets users reproduce resolutions up to 2048x1536.
The screen has a built-in touch screen sensor that will read finger or stylus inputs. Processing power is courtesy of an 1.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ultra low voltage chip. For typing in low-light conditions, there is an 86-key backlit keyboard. To keep data from being lost due to shock, the 160GB hard drive is shock-mounted, and users get a fingerprint scanner and TPM module for secure access.
Users otherwise get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, and an optional HSDPA module. A standard gigabit Ethernet port connects to the web, and there is a GPS sensor, along with a DVD burner and PC card slot.
The notebook weighs 9.04lbs and promises to offer six hours of runtime from its 7,800mAh battery. The Stealth NW-2000 rugged hybrid PC is currently available, with prices starting at $4,895.