Tadpole TOPAZ notebook computer introduced

Notebook computer delivers high computing performance at a COTS price.

Sunrise, Fla., April 16, 2010—General Dynamics has introduced the new rugged and powerful Tadpole TOPAZ notebook computer. Designed to withstand the rigors of mobile and tactical environments, the Tadpole TOPAZ harnesses the computing power needed to handle easily today’s demanding graphics, imagery and video feeds. Durable and versatile, the Tadpole TOPAZ accommodates Windows, Linux or Solaris applications and is equipped with three segregated Ethernet ports enabling simultaneous connectivity to classified and unclassified networks. Developed using proven commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software, the notebook is cited to deliver maximum affordability to the bottom-line.

Key Features:
Compact, rugged form factor with a “tool-free” removable hard drive
DynaVue daylight viewable display and optional touch screen
Compatible with Windows, Linux and Solaris applications
High-performance graphics accelerator supports visualization of complex 3D and vector imagery
Synchronous and asynchronous serial ports support simultaneous connections to multiple communications devices
Three segregated Gigabit Ethernet ports

Specifications overview:
Intel Core2 Duo Mobile Processor (T9400) and up to 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Large 15.1 in. (1400 x 1050) display
Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) V1.2
Type I, II, and III PCCARD/PCMCIA expansion slots
Tested to pass MIL-STD-810F environmental operating specifications; MIL-STD-461E for electromagnetic emissions and susceptibility
Size and weight: 2.4 in. high x 15 in. wide x 12.4 in. deep; 11 lbs with battery
Integrated, weather sealed keyboard and mouse
Optional 802.11 wireless capability

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