Business on the go can get rough sometimes. That’s why it might be important to have a laptop with a rugged case to get the job done on the farm or construction site. That’s where the General Dynamics Itronix GoBook MR-1 comes in.
Built to take a beating with a case out of a sci-fi movie, the MR-1 is a solid business machine, as well. Looking at the specs alone, you see a pretty standard laptop, with a slower 1.2 GHz Intel Core Solo processor and 1 GB of RAM. But in the case of the MR-1, specs aren’t everything. The case and rugged setup are the draws. The frame has been shock, drop and temperature tested to military standards and one can only assume that the huge $5,650 price tag is for all the development. General Dynamics has also engineered the box to allow for tons of expansion options (for a cost, of course).
The con list is substantial, but not a deal breaker. With the tiny 5.6 inch display, don’t expect to do much more than word processing, book keeping, or maybe looking at design specs for your latest build job. The MR-1′s specs are just OK, with nothing to shout about. And, the battery life is reportedly pretty short. Oh yeah, and the price.
However, with tons of options and a rugged case, the MR-1 might be the perfect laptop for your business vehicle. Or, you know, if you happen to be a U.S. military contractor.
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Basic
- Processor: ULV Intel Core Solo
- Processor Speed: 1.2 GHz
- RAM: 1 GB
- Weight: 2 lb
- Screen Size: 5.6 inches
- Graphics: Intel GMA 950
- Storage Capacity: 80 GB
- Networking Options: 802.11 a/b/g
- Primary Optical Drive: n/a