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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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.
New GoBook XR-1 can take just about anything you throw at it, including water, fire and sand. Photos: Laptops take a licking
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
Itronix helps carmaker create a semi-military-grade computer complete with a Hummer logo. Photo: Laptop for the Hummer crowd
Itronix is hoping to see a bump in PC sales with the release of its new rugged slate-tablet PC.
Telxon is selling its notebook subsidiary, Itronix, to Dynatech for $65 million. Telxon is selling its subsidiary in order to concentrate on its core mobile computing, wireless networking, and systems integration businesses. The deal will give Dynatech wireless computers designed to withstand rugged conditions for its industrial/scientific markets. Telxon said it will post a pre-tax gain of about $35 million as a result of the transaction.