HP Toughens Up Portables
Pair of ruggedized portables are designed to withstands drops, extreme heat and cold, dust, and water.ATLANTAHewlett-Packard Co. is going rugged. The company on Tuesday will introduce two ruggedized portable computersthe HP Rugged Notebook mr3600 and the HP Rugged Tablet tr3000which are designed to withstand falls, long-term vibration, extreme operating temperatures, dust and rain (although an HP official at the CTIA Wireless conference here refused to pour water on the notebook to prove it). Both products comply with standard military specifications for ruggedized computers and an Ingress Protection rating of IP54, which means they protect against dust to a certain extent and water sprayed from all directions.
The two systems operate with three integrated radios, meaning they support wide-area networks, wireless LANs and personal-area networks simultaneously.
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