Rugged Notebooks Introduces Eagle Series

Rugged Notebooks makes just what the name suggests notebook computer for the demanding work place, like the military, police and fire, or anyplace where a typical computer might not last. They are announcing the Eagle series.rugged2

These ruggedized notebook computers will start at $1,695. They meet the FBI user-authentication guidelines allowing users to access the National Crime Information Center by providing biometric fingerprint readers and SmartCard readers. They also have a BIOS feature called Absolute Computrace which helps the owner trace the computer if it is lost or stolen and even will delete some or all of the data on the PC.

The US Military 810F and 810G standards for drop, spill or shock are met by these notebooks. There is a rubber Guard Protection system that helps protect the screen from shock. The optical drives are have a lock to keep them from accidentally opening and being broken off and there are port covers attached to the computer to prevent moisture and dust from getting inside the PC. The touchpad is also sealed.


The notebook is five and half pounds and carries a 14.1-inch display. The processor is an Intel Core 2 Duo and will hold up to 8 GB of RAM. The display can optionally be touch screen and is a transflective sunlight display meaning it is viewable in direct sunlight. It also has a built-in webcam.

The ports on the system include HDMI out, up to Gigabit Ethernet and an RS-232 serial port. There is RAID 0/1 support for dual hard drives to be backed up instantly. The hard drive can also be fully encrypted.


For wireless connectivity there is broadband 3G available along with Bluetooth and GPS. The systems will run either Windows 7 or XP Professional. For information see Rugged Notebooks.

Detailed  Specs:


  • Intel® Montevina Technology
  • Intel® Pentium Dual Core 2.0GHz (T4200), FSB 800Mhz ,1MB L2 Cache, 35W TDP
  • Optional: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.10GHz (T6500) FSB 800Mhz, 2MB L2 Cache, 35W TDP
  • Optional: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz (P8700) FSB 1066Mhz, 3MB L2 Cache, 25W TDP
  • Optional: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.80GHz (T9600) FSB 1066Mhz, 6MB L2 Cache, 35W TDP

L2 Cache

  • 1-6MB, depending on CPU


  • 2GB 800MHz DDR2 Standard
  • 8 GB Maximum (Microsoft XP Professional/Vista 32-Bit versions will see only 3.24GB)


  • North Bridge: Intel® GM45, optional Intel® GL40 (factory option)
  • South Bridge: Intel® ICH9M
  • Computrace Enabled BIOS for use with Lojack for Laptops Recovery or Absolute Computraceâ„¢


  • Intel® GM45 Integrated Graphic Controller
  • Shared System Memory up to 780MB


  • 14.1″ WXGA (1280×800)
  • Optional: 14.1″ WXGA+ (1440×900)
  • Optional: resistive touch panel (Factory option, comes with Stylus and OS upgrade to touchscreen)
  • Optional: sunlight readable display
  • Optional 1.3 megapixel webcam

Hard Disk

  • Field Changeable/User removable 160GB HDD with SATA interface
  • Optional: 500GB 5400rpm HDD
  • Optional: 7200rpm HDD
  • Optional: Extreme environment rugged hard drive
  • Optional: Solid State Disk Drives (SSD) 16 / 32 / 64 / 128 / 256GB
  • Optional: 160GB Hardward Encrypted High Security HDD
  • Optional: Second HDD with RAID (Media Bay)


  • Integrated 56 Kbps v.92 fax/modem
  • Integrated Gigabit 1Gbps Ethernet (RJ45 connector)
  • System supports Wake on LAN from S5/S4 on wired LAN connection on AC power


  • Intel Link 5100 Mini Express Card Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Internal 2nd Mini PCI Express slot to support either WWAN/3G or WiMAX or GPS
  • 3G & WLAN cannot operate at the same time
  • Optional: Bluetooth 2.1+EDR

Media Bay

  • Field Changeable Side Opening Bay
  • Super Multi DVDRW drive with bezel lock
  • Optional: Second 2.5” SATA HDD (RAID)
  • Optional: Weight Saver Blank

Expansion Slots

  • PCMCIA Type II slot
  • 4-in-1 Media Card Reader (SD / MMC / MS / MS Pro)

I/O Devices

  • One PCMCIA Type II slot
  • 4 in 1 Media Card Reader (supports MS/MS Pro/SD/MMC)
  • Smart Card Reader
  • Touchpad
  • Optional: 1.3 megapixel webcam

I/O Ports

  • 1x RS-232 Serial
  • 1x PCMCIA Type II
  • 4x USB 2.0
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • RJ-45
  • RJ-11
  • 4-1 MultiCard Reader
  • Mic-In
  • Line Out
  • Docking Port

AC/DC Adapter

  • Input: AC-100-240V 50/60Hz, Output:DC 20V/3.25A/65W


  • High Definition Audio/Stereo
  • Two 1.5 speakers
  • Internal Microphone


  • Standard 6 cell 4400mAh Li-Ion battery (approx. 4hrs)
  • Optional: 9 cell 6600mAh Li-Iobn battery (approx. 6hrs)

Operating System

  • Standard: Windows XP Pro (Windows 7 license with XP Pro downgrade)
  • Optional: Windows Vista Business
  • Optional: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Ultimate
  • Optional: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Optional: Windows 7 Professional (32 or 64 bit)
  • Optional: Windows 7 Ultimate (32 or 64 bit)

Dimensions / Weight

  • 352mm (W) x 256mm (D) x 37-41 mm (H)/ 13.8″ (W) x 10″(D) X 1.45″ ~ 1.61″(H)
  • 2.5Kg/5.5lbs (with 6 cell battery)


  • BIOS Administration password/ Boot password
  • Smart Card Reader
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Kensington Lock
  • TPM 1.2


  • 2 year standard warranty
  • 1 yr battery warranty (when purchased with laptop)
  • Optional Express Service and Extended Warranty


  • Spill resistant keyboard with drain hole
  • White LED projected keyboard light

Special Upgrade Options

  • Sunlight Readable LCD with up to 1440×900 resolution
  • Internal 3G module
  • Encrypted Hard Drive
  • Extreme environment rugged hard drive
  • Solid State Drive up to 512GB
  • 48 Hour Express Red Repair Warranty with no cost overnight shipping
  • Antireflective/antiglare screen protector film (enhances outdoor viewability, can be used on touchscreen and non-touchscreen models)
  • BIOS-enabled Absolute Computrace asset tracking and recovery

Environmental Specifications


  • Operating Environment Temperature: 5℃ to 35℃
  • Storage Environment Temperature: -20℃ to 60℃
  • Surface temperature (max): 20 deg C on Magnesium-alloy D cover; 15 deg C on palm rest and touch pad at 25 degree C ambient.


  • Operating Humidity: 10% to 90%


  • Meet 2.5 feet with 26 drops to 2” of plywood over concrete with unit off and display closed.
  • MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.4, Procedure IV, Height Modified.

Ingress Protection

  • C-face (keyboard and display) is spill proof, including keyboard, buttons and indicators
  • Vented case with fan


EPEAT Silver, Energy Star 5.0, RoHS Compliance

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