General Dynamics has offered up a new rugged notebook that is designed for the most grueling conditions that the military can throw at the machine. The new notebook is called the Tadpole TOPAZ and is designed to meet multiple military standards for ruggedness.
In addition to the military, the machine is aimed at first responder and federal agents needing a rugged laptop with workstation performance. The TOPAZ uses an Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 mobile processor and up to 8GB of RAM. it has a 15.1-inch DynaView daylight viewable display with an optional touch layer. The machine can run Windows, Linux, or Solaris OS'.
It has three separated Gigabit Ethernet ports, integrated Trusted Platform module V1.2. The notebook has passed military standards MIL-STD-801F and MIL-STD-461E. It measures 2.4" H x 15" W x 12.4" D and weighs 11 pounds with the battery.