General Dynamics Itronix GoBook MR-1

GoBook MR-1
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Product Name: GoBook MR-1
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Manufacturer: General Dynamics Itronix Corporation
Announced: June 12, 2007
Available: September 2007
Status: Unreleased
Price: Suggested USD $4,450
Markets: Possibly worldwide (localization available)

– “Rugged”
– Meets specifications MIL-STD 810F for drop, shock, vibration and temperature, and IP54 specs for humidity, water, dust, and spillage
– Shock-mounted hard drive has a heater. Solid State Drives (SSD) are available
– “DynaVue” provides better outdoor readability
– Embedded GPS
– Geared towards public safety, industrial, field service and military markets
– Magnesium Alloy casing
– Sealed ports
Stealth Mode allows user to disable sound and light features such as system beeps, the fan, and the display backlight
– Backlit keyboard

Manufacturer’s Description:
the go-everywhere GoBook® MR-1 is a fully rugged ultra-portable notebook that combines all of the functionality of a full featured notebook plus multi-wireless communications technology into a compact, use-anywhere 4.5″x 6.1″x 1.4″ new game-changing form factor. Perfect for military, police and public safety workers, and a variety of vertical industry mobile users. The GoBook MR-1 is Small and Rugged inside and out and big and powerful throughout.

Designed for mobile computing in any environment, the GoBook MR-1 is the only rugged, full-function notebook in a compact, lightweight, clamshell form factor. Meeting fully-rugged standards for drop, humidity, temperature, vibration, and IP54 dust ingress and rain, it can also survive 26 punishing 36″ drops per Military Standard 810F.

GoBook MR-1

CPU: Intel Core Solo U1400 Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) (1.2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
Chipset: Mobile Intel 945GMS Express
Front-side Bus: 533MHz
Memory: DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Capacity: 512MB – 1GB Memory

Display: 5.6″ LCD
Resolution: 1024×600 WSVGA
Touchscreen: Yes (Dynavue Display Technology)
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Graphics Memory: 128MB (Shared)
Other: VGA Out (Up to 2048×1536)

Hard Drive: 1.8″ 40GB (PATA) with heater, optional 80GB (PATA), 16GB or 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Optical: No/External
Other: HDD is shock-mounted and heated

Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG 802.11a/b/g
Modem: See mobile broadband
Ethernet: No (possibly available through expansion “slice”)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth v2.0 w/PAN
Mobile Broadband: RTT/EV-DO Rev A or HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE
Other: Embedded GPS

Audio Chipset: Intel High Definition Audio
Speakers: Internal microphone, 1x speaker
Audio I/O: Headset audio jack
USB: 1x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card: No
Flash/Memory Card Reader:
Other: “Slice” modules provide expansion capability, desk and/or vehicle dock options

Biometric/Fingerprint: Yes / UPEK
Other: TPM 1.2, Smart Card, “Stealth Mode allows user to disable sound and light features such as system beeps, the fan, and the display backlight

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (Windows Vista in the future)
Other Software:
Warranty: Three-year warranty
GoBook MR-1 Drivers: To be determined

Options: Lithium-Polymer 4000mAh or 8000mAh Lithium-Ion
Battery Life: 3 and 6 hours (with radios off)

Width: 6.2 inches / 157.5mm
Depth: 4.5 inches / 114.3mm
Height: 1.4 inches / 35.6mm
Weight: 2 pounds / 0.9kg (depending on options)

Product tour at
Press Release at – June 12, 2007
Images at – Images of the MR-1 in use and/or size comparisons