General Dynamics GoBook VR-2

GoBook VR-2
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Product Name: GoBook VR-2
Official Page:
Manufacturer: General Dynamics Itronix
Announced: June 5, 2007
Available: June 2007 (some options, August 2007)
Status: In production
Price: Suggested USD base price – $3500.

Related Laptops:
– Replaces the General Dynamics Itronix GoBook VR-1
– Announced at the same time as the GoBook MR-1 (Rugged 5.6″ UMPC)

– Semi-Rugged
– DynaVue (superior touchscreen viewability outdoors)
– Built-in GPS
– Spill-resistant keyboard
– Geared towards military, industrial, and public safety workers
Stealth mode lets the user turn off the screen, audio, LEDs, task light, fan, WWAN, WLAN and Bluetooth to ensure safe performance in critical environments
– Magnesium alloy case
– Shock-mounted hard drive and display
– Meets MIL-STD 810-F Non-operating & Operating Vibration, Humidity & Temperature Specifications (Operating Temperature, Storage Temperature, Non-Operating Temperature Shock, Cold Boot Temperature)
– hardwired radio toggles

Manufacturer’s Description:
the GoBook® VR-2 combines performance and durability in a notebook that transitions seamlessly from the desktop to the vehicle. Optimized for vehicle-deployed workforces, the GoBook VR-2 is the only semi-rugged notebook rugged enough for vehicle deployments.

GoBook VR-2 Notebook MOST DURABLE Semi-Rugged Notebook

Quite simply, the GoBook VR-2 is the most durable platform in today’s semi-rugged notebook category.

GoBook VR-2

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 (2GHz, 4MB L2 Cache )
Chipset: Intel 965GM Express (Santa Rosa)
Front-side Bus: 800MHz
Memory: DDR2
Memory Capacity: 512MB Up to 4GB (2 slots, one internal, one externally accessed

Display: 13.3″ TFT LCD with DynaVue (superior touchscreen viewability outdoors)
Resolution: 1024×768
Touchscreen: Yes
Widescreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3000 / X31000
Graphics Memory: Up to 224MB (Shared)
Other: VGA Out

Hard Drive: 2.5″ 5400rpm 80GB or 120GB shock-mounted
Optical: MultiDrive CDRW/DVDRW Writer
Other: Optional heater

Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 4965 – 802.11n – 802.11a/g/n
Modem: 56K V.92 modem
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN
Bluetooth:Bluetooth Class 2
Mobile Broadband: EV-DO Rev A or HSDPA/UMTS
Other: Integrated GPS

Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC 883-GR
Speakers: 2x stereo speakers
Audio I/O: Line-in / Line-out
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: Probably not
PC Card: 1x PC Card type II – Optional ExpressCard/SmartCard
Flash/Memory Card Reader:
Other: Serial port, Optional docks for offices/vehicles, port replicator

GoBook VR-2

Biometric/Fingerprint: Optional
Other: TPM 1.2, “Super Password” allows you to individually disable hardware/PC Card/optical drive, ethernet, etc. Stealth mode lets the user turn off the screen, audio, LEDs, task light, fan, WWAN, WLAN and Bluetooth to ensure safe performance in critical environments

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2)
Other Software:
Warranty: See website for details
GoBook VR-2 Drivers: support

Options: 6-cell 4400mAh (standard) or 9-cell (extended)
Battery Life:

Width: 12 inches / 304.8mm
Depth: 10.25 inches / 260.3mm
Height: 1.7 – 2.1 inches / 43.2mm – (depending on options)
Weight: 6.8 pounds / 3kg (with 6-cell battery)

GoBook VR-2 Reviews:
Press Release at – June 5, 2007
RuggedPCReview – June 2007
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