Itronix GoBook III

Itronix GoBook III Tablet
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Message from Manufacturer:

It has become increasingly difficult to procure all of the components necessary to continue to build the GoBook III. As a result, GD-Itronix has initiated the End of Life Process on the model IX260+ GoBook III computer.

Orders for the GoBook III are no longer being accepted. The last ship date for the GoBook III is May 31, 2007.

GD-Itronix has announced the following timeline for End of Service:
* Service and support will remain the same.
* Existing service and support agreements from GD-Itronix will remain in effect, and the agreements may be renewed for service contracts that terminate as late as November 30, 2011.
* After November 30, 2011, “best effort” support will be available.

Product Name: Itronix GoBook III
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Manufacturer: Itronix (A General Dynamics Company)
Available: September 2004
Price: Originally around $4500 and up. Now discontinued May 31, 2007
Markets: Discontinued Sales May 31, 2007

Related Laptops:
– Replaced by General Dynamics GoBook® XR-1
– General Dynamics Itronix GoBook VR-2
Itronix HUMMER IX600
Itronix GoBook VR-1

– Extremely “Rugged”
– Meets and exceeds the rigid military standard (MIL-STD 810F)
– Complies with Ingress Protection rating of IP54 for dust and rain intrusion sealing
– Optional Integrated GPS Available – a rarity among ultraportables.
– Optional Heater for certain components in extreme cold conditions.
– Hard Drive shock protection
– Can have second battery in media bay for up to 7.5 hours of battery life
– Keyboard: Waterproof NiteVue, glow-in-the-dark, backlight available
– Vehicle cradle available

Manufacturer’s Description:
The GoBook III featuring the new, state-of-the-art Intel 1.8 GHz Pentium M Centrino processor, enables organizations with mission critical field professionals to quickly and successfully deploy a broader range of complex software applications available today, while at the same time giving users significantly longer battery performance, superior wireless capabilities, and overall investment protection.

Itronix GoBook III Tablet

CPU: Intel Pentium M 745 (1.8GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
Front-side Bus: 400MHz
Memory Capacity: 512MB – 2GB (2 slots)

Display: 12.1-inch LCD TFT enhanced Outdoor Transmissive ColorVue
Resolution: 1000×1000 ???
Touchscreen: Yes/Optional
Widescreen: No
Graphics Chipset: ATI Mobility Radeon
Graphics Memory: Dedicated 64MB

Hard Drive: 2.5″ 40GB or 80GB Parallel ATA
Optical: 8x DVD-ROM/CDRW
Other: Hard Drive shock protection

Wireless: 802.11 b/g
Modem: 56K V.92
Ethernet: 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth: Optional
Mobile Broadband: GPRS/EDGE, EV-DO, CDMA, RTT, or Mobitex

Audio Chipset:
Speakers: Internal Microphone, 2 Speakers
Audio I/O: Line-in/Line-out
USB: 1 x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x Mini 1394a FW 400 IEEE 1394
PC Card: 1xPC Card Type II, III
Flash/Memory Card Reader: No
Other: Touchpad for Mouse, PS/2, 9-Pin Serial, Vehicle cradle

Other: Optional Smart Card, 2-level Network Security

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP w/Service Pack 2
Other Software:
Warranty: 3 yr Limited Lifetime, Optional Extended

Options: Lithion-Ion, 6600mAH main, 3600mAH media bay
Battery Life: 5.25 hours main, 7.5 hours media bay

Width: 12 inches (304.8mm)
Depth: 9.8 inches (248.9mm)
Height: 2.36 inches (59.4mm)
Weight: 8.2 pounds (3.72kg) + (depending on options)

“Exploded View” – internal view of GoBook III
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