Itronix GoBook VR-1

Itronix GoBook VR-1
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Product Name: GoBook VR-1
Official Page:
Manufacturer: General Dynamics Itronix
Announced: September 12, 2005
Available: November 2005
Status: Discontinued
Price: Suggested MSRP $3329 USD
Markets: Worldwide

Related Laptops:
– Replaced by the General Dynamics Itronix GoBook VR-2
HUMMER laptop based on this (and replaced by VR-1)

– Semi-Rugged
– Optional integrated GPS
– Optional heater for some components under extreme cold conditions
– Magnesium alloy casing
– Shock-mounted display and hard drive
– Spill resistant keyboard/palm rest
– Ambient Light Sensor with Auto-Adjusting LCD Screen Brightness Capability

Manufacturer’s Description:
Launched in September 2005, the all-new Itronix GoBook® VR-1 sets a new standard for semi-rugged notebook computers. Quite simply, it’s the toughest platform in today’s semi-rugged notebook category. This go-everywhere computer combines:
* Rugged Durability
* High-Performance Processing
* Integrated Wireless
* Ergonomic Design
* Physical Security
into an attractive, high-value package. The GoBook VR-1 is more than the world’s most advanced wireless semi-rugged mobile computer. It is proof of Itronix’s industry-leading legacy in the development, implementation and support of computing products and services that improve the productivity of mobile workers, worldwide.

Itronix GoBook VR-1

CPU: Intel Pentium M 1.86GHz, 2MB L2 Cache
Chipset: Intel 915GM
Front-side Bus: 533MHz
Memory: DDR2
Memory Capacity: 512MB – 2GB (2 slots)

Display: 12.1″ LCD TFT enhanced Outdoor Transmissive ColorVue
Resolution: XGA
Touchscreen: Optional
Widescreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
Graphics Memory: 128MB (Shared)
Other: Display is shock-mounted

Hard Drive: 2.5″ 40GB or 80GB
Other: Hard Drive is shock-mounted, optional heater for cold weather

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

Audio Chipset:
Speakers: Internal Microphone, 2 Speakers
Audio I/O: Microphone/Headphone jacks
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: (provideded through vhicle dock)
PC Card: 1x PC Card Type I/II/III
Flash/Memory Card Reader: No
Other: Optional vehicle dock, dock has PS/2 ports, 2x serial ports, 1x Parallel port

Biometric/Fingerprint: Yes
Other: Optional Smart Card, 2-level Network Security

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Other Software:
Warranty: 3 yr Limited Lifetime, Optional Extended
GoBook VR-1 Drivers: – Support

Options: 6-cell 4400mAh Lithium Ion
Battery Life: 4-6 hours depending on options, what’s in use

Width: 11.5 inches / 292.1mm
Depth: 9.8 inches / 248.9mm
Height: 1.7 inches / 43.2mm
Weight: 5.8 pounds / 2.63kg

GoBook VR-1 Reviews/Articles:
Press Release at – June 12, 2007
Images at – Images of the VR-1 in use and/or size comparisons