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General Dynamic GD2000 rugged ultra-mobile notebook can survive harsh conditions

General Dynamic GD2000 rugged ultra-mobile notebook can survive harsh conditions

General Dynamics has been offering the Itronix line of rugged and ultra-mobile notebooks for a long time. In fact, the latest version called the GD2000 looks almost just like the MR-1 from back in 2008. The hardware under the hood is different though. The new GD2000 makes use of an Intel Celeron M ULV722 processor running at 1.2GHz and sporting an 800MHz FSB. The machine has 2GB of DDR3 RAM plugged into a MicroDIMM slot. The video card can use up to 256MB of that RAM.

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Alpinist Camera Case looks better than your camera

Alpinist Camera Case looks better than your camera

If you like to do things in the outdoors where your electronic gear is very likely to take a beating you need to take precautions or you will be buying new gadgets all the time and that gets very expensive. You can buy some point and shoot cameras that are rugged on their own, but most of us already have a camera we really like and want a case that will keep it safe while hiking or doing other things in the outdoors.

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Verizon Casio G’zOne Commando brings the rugged April 28

Verizon Casio G’zOne Commando brings the rugged April 28

Verizon's latest ruggedized Android smartphone has made its debut, and rather than simply wearing a bright yellow casing, the Casio G'zOne Commando actually offers some unique functionality. As well as meeting Military Standards 810G for Immersion, Rain, Shock and Dust Resistant, Vibration, Salt Fog, Humidity, Solar Radiation, Altitude, Low and High Temperature Storage, the G'zOne Commando also operates in eight different outdoor-centric modes: Earth Compass, Walking Counter, Adventure Training, Trip Memory, Tides, Thermometer, Sun/Moon and Star Gazer.

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Samsung HMX-W200 rugged Full HD camcorder didn’t get the Flip memo

Samsung HMX-W200 rugged Full HD camcorder didn’t get the Flip memo

Cisco may be ditching Flip, but that doesn't mean other manufacturers aren't keen to put out point-and-shoot HD camcorders. Samsung's HMX-W200 is the latest, a Full HD capable camera with a shock, water, dust and general-mistreatment resilient casing. Packing a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, the W200 has an anti-water coating on its 2.3-inch 230k dot preview display, which Samsung reckons will prevent it from misting up with condensation.

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Panasonic prices 3D-capable LUMUX 2011 range

Panasonic prices 3D-capable LUMUX 2011 range

Panasonic has come through with pricing and full details for its incoming LUMIX range, all headed to shelves in late March 2011. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS10, LUMIX DMC-ZS8, LUMIX DMC-TS3 and LUMIX DMC-FX78 are priced at $399.99, $299.99, $399.99 and $349.99 respectively, with the ZS10, TS3 and FX78 all offering the company's new 3D Photo mode, taking 20 consecutive photos and overlaying the two best to make a 3D image.

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Olympus TOUGH TG-810 “crushproof” camera packs GPS

Olympus TOUGH TG-810 “crushproof” camera packs GPS

Olympus' second camera of the day can't do anything as fancy as shoot high quality video and images simultaneously, but you can at least throw it under the nearest 100kg weight and still expect it to function. The Olympus TOUGH TG-810 arguably tempts fate by describing itself as "crushproof," and packs a 14-megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, dual-image stabilization and  integrated GPS and electronic compass.

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Motion CL600 rugged Win7 slate packs Oak Trail Atom

Motion CL600 rugged Win7 slate packs Oak Trail Atom

Motion's latest tablet PC may not be as slim as the Viliv X70 Windows 7 Slate, but the Motion CL900 is a whole lot more resilient. The ruggedized slate has a 10.1-inch 1376 x 768 display with Gorilla Glass and meets military specs for dust, drop, sand and temperature; it also supports both finger and stylus input, has Intel's latest 1.5GHz Oak Trail Atom CPU, and can be outfitted with Gobi 3000 broadband.

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