Rugged Notebooks has just launched a new series of ruggedized laptops called the Eagle Series. As one would expect, these laptops are meant to sustain drops, spill and shocks, meeting the FBI's guidelines user-authentication guidelines for computers accessing National Crime Information Center (NCIC) data, though you pay for that in the weight of the beast: the Eagle weighs in at a hefty five and a half pounds. Specwise, the 14.1-incher boasts a 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Dup CPU, up to 8GB of RAM, and HDMI out standard. Options include dual RAID 0/1 hard drives, 3G, GPS, touchscreen, a webcam, and Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems. The Eagle Series is available now and prices start at $1,695. Full press release is after the break.
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Rugged Notebooks Announces Eagle Series, a 'New Breed' of Rugged Laptop
WEBWIRE – Monday, October 11, 2010

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Mike Kilroy
VP/Account Management
Maples Communications
949-855-3555
mkilroy@maples.com

Oct. 11, 2010 -- Rugged Notebooks, a leading provider of ruggedized portable computers and handheld devices for over 10 years, today announced the Eagle series rugged notebook for public safety, military and other demanding work environments starting at $1,695.

Meeting FBI user-authentication guidelines for computers accessing National Crime Information Center (NCIC) data, the Eagle notebook features a biometric fingerprint reader and SmartCard (CAC) reader.

The Eagle series also includes Absolute Computrace™ in the BIOS for asset tracking and theft/loss recovery, enabling tracking of the device if it has been lost or stolen and remotely deleting any or all information stored on the computer.

Ruggedized features include drop/shock/spill protection tested to U.S. military 810F and 810G standards, a rubber Guard Protection System to help protect the LCD from shocks, a lock on the DVD Super Multi Drive to prevent accidental opening, attached port covers to guard against dust and moisture, and a sealed touchpad.

The 5.5-pound notebook offers a 14.1-inch WXGA/WXG LCD screen, Intel Core 2 Duo processor (up to 2.8 GHz), HDMI port and up to 8GB high-speed 800Mhz RAM. Optional upgrades include a touchscreen display, a propriety transflective sunlight display for viewing in bright outdoor light, 10/100/1000 LAN, RAID 0/1 dual hard drive for instantaneous back-up, fully encrypted hard drive, broadband 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, Webcam, an RS-232 serial port and Windows 7 or XP Professional operating systems.

"Our Eagle series is a new breed of rugged laptop, offering users a lightweight, high-performance notebook ruggedized for tough conditions in the field while being fully compliant with the latest security standards," said Alan Shad, president of Rugged Notebooks. "All these features and our premier customer support are available at a price to meet today's restrictive budgets."

For more information and full specifications, please visit: http://www.ruggednotebooks.com/products/Eagle/eagle-showcase.php.

About Rugged Notebooks
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Rugged Notebooks is an expert in ruggedized computing and offers a complete line of fully rugged and semi-rugged notebooks as well as ruggedized tablet and convertible PCs, all from top brands, including refurbished Panasonic Toughbooks, Getac, Trimble fully rugged PDAs and its own flagship Eagle series. The company is fully staffed with live technical support and qualified, trained technicians to meet service needs promptly and offers extendable warranty coverage up to five years.

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Rugged Notebooks hatches Eagle series for 'demanding' work environments