GM – Itronix Hummer Laptops

Itronix - GM Hummer Laptop reports : GM drives Hummer-branded laptop:

General Motors is expected to announce a new laptop next week that’s styled after its popular Hummer multi-terrain vehicles.

The carmaker has signed an exclusive three-year licensing agreement with Spokane, Wash.-based Itronix to make a portable computer designed for people who work outdoors: police officers, firefighters, claims adjusters and construction workers, for example, as well as people who own a Hummer and are fascinated by anything related to the oversize vehicles.

GM – Itronix Hummer Laptops

Itronix makes laptops and tablet PCs for the U.S. military, said it wanted to style a new category of “semi-ruggedized” laptop. Priced at $2,988, the hummer laptops come with enough padding to survive six separate drops from a height of 30 inches onto two 3/4-inch sheets of plywood placed on top of concrete.

The Hummer Laptop PC specs include a 1.86GHz Intel Centrino Pentium processor, a 12.1-inch color display, 512MB of memory, a DVD/CD-R/W combination drive, 802.11a/g/b wireless connectivity and Microsoft’s XP Professional operating system.

“Both computers have a flip-out LED light to illuminates the screen and help users work in low-light conditions. The laptops also come with four wireless radios, including an integrated GPS antenna that helps Microsoft Streets and Trips map software locate your position and help you to your destination, Gerber said.”

The Itronix Hummer laptop’s battery life is approximately four hours which can be pushed to seven hours with a battery extender.

The GM Hummer laptop will be available at Hummer car dealerships from November 1.

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