While most rugged PCs
are of the laptop or tablet variety these days, those wanting to lug around a bigger, more capable system now have new component to add to their rig courtesy of Stealth Computer, which has just trotted out what it claims to be the industry's first rugged 24-inch LCD monitor with a touchscreen interface. That ruggedness comes courtesy of an all-steel enclosure, which promises to keep the LCD safe from water, dust and dirt, although Stealth doesn't seem to be making any promises about drops. Otherwise, you can expect the usual 1920 x 1200 resolution, along with a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 5 ms response time, DVI and VGA ports, an optional anti-reflective overlay, and even an optional capacitive touchscreen sensor. All of that comes at an expectedly hefty price, however, with the SV-2400 setting you back between $2,000 and $2,500 depending on the configuration.