New rugged desktop touts built-in monitors, server hardware

Matthew DeCarlo

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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.

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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.


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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."...!


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