New rugged desktop touts built-in monitors, server hardware

By on October 14, 2010, 6:12 PM
NextComputing has unveiled a new rugged mobile PC designed to run high-end software in "deployed environments" such as military and homeland security operations. "These customers can now run mission-critical applications on a 'stand-alone,' transportable workstation/server platform, optimized for size, weight, and power (SWaP)," the company said. NextComputing boasts further that, even with up to three built-in displays, the machine is smaller, lighter and less power hungry than a rackmount or tower system with the same performance.


The Vigor Evo Plus starts at 35lbs and features a mil-anodized, shock-mounted chassis that houses one or two Intel Xeon processors, up to 16GB of ECC RAM, 11TB of storage, and six full-size PCI Express and PCI-X slots. Units come standard with a single 17-inch HD monitor, but you can get a second or third "swing-out" display for panoramic views -- or no screen at all for that matter. Systems are currently available direct from NextComputing, but the company requires you to call (603-886-3874) or email (sales@nextcomputing.com) for a quote.




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Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I've got 1 of these in my basement, though it has a much smaller monochrome screen, has 2x 5.25" floppy drives, and it was made in 1985. It's an old Compaq Portable 101709, and I got it for free from the salvation army. The neat thing, is that it still works.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Wow, "SWaP" huh? That's like trying to remember what, "U.N.C.L.E." stood for. in the, "Man from U.N.C.L.E."...!

Guest said:

The government has had similar if not better equipment for years. No news here.

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Guest said:

The government has had similar if not better equipment for years. No news here.

But now YOU can buy it at Pentagon prices...

Guest said:

eyy, can it run age of empires 2?

Guest said:

more importantly, will it run crysis 2?

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

It looks intimidating, isn't that really all that matters?

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