The "ruggedized" GoBook II can take a pounding, but it's huge and expensive. Don't consider it unless you have extreme computing needs.
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South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper says Samsung is willing to pay $10 per Android handset if Microsoft agrees to a closer alliance on Windows.
The software giant signs an agreement with Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron to cover patents also related to Google's other operating system, Chrome OS.
Despite the solid construction and the included GPS system, the sheer sticker shock of the Itronix Hummer GoBook VR-1 restricts its target audience to Hummer fetishists and construction-site foremen.
The GoBook XR-1 gets refreshed and rebranded as the GD8000.
New GoBook XR-1 can take just about anything you throw at it, including water, fire and sand. Photos: Laptops take a licking
Panasonic upgrades its Toughbook line, and General Dynamics shows off a tiny drop and spill-proof notebook.
Company soon will release a rugged new dual-mode touch-panel PC, the Duo-Touch, for workers in the field. Photo: This PC's for mountaineers
PC king may be trying to pump up margins with a line of high-end laptops to sell with its bargain basement computers.
Itronix helps carmaker create a semi-military-grade computer complete with a Hummer logo. Photo: Laptop for the Hummer crowd