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Amrel Rocky Unlimited

Ruggedized notebook computer with various options
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

Based in El Monte, California, AMREL (AMerican RELiance) has a long history of offering value-added applications in vertical markets. The Rocky line of ruggedized notebook computers was introduced in 1995 and has been updated, enhanced, and fine-tuned every since. AMREL was among the first to offer the full power, expansion, and convenience of a standard notebook in a ruggedized package.

A Rocky Matrix did well in one of our roundups with its combination of design, performance, and ruggedness. We also liked the ultra-sealed keyboard and individual rubber plugs. The latest Rockies ("Matrix," "Mobile," and "Unlimited") come with various Pentium M CPUs, a choice of displays, options, and docks, and the kind of toughness you need in construction, military, utility, or law enforcement applications.

AMREL's unique "Advanced Modular Platform" means superb flexibility in configuring a machine to customer specifications. And AMREL provides a choice of two types of "dockunders," either a vertical or a horizontal model. Both provide port replication for easy mount and dismount in vehicles. With a choice of either two USB ports or two PCI slots, the horizontal dockunder offers multiple expansion capabilities for very flexible integration options.

Added/updated Updated 02/2007
Processor Pentium M Processor
CPU Speed NA
Standard/Max RAM 512MB/2048MB
Disk/drive Removable 40-80GB HD + either FD or optical
Card slots 2 PC Card Type II, 2 internal mini PCI
Display type "Alpha-Star" sunlight readable Anti-Reflective TFT
Display size/res 13.3-inch/1024x768
Digitizer/pens Touchscreen option
Keyboard/scale Integrated backlit 89 keys, 100%
Housing Magnesium alloy casing
Operating Temp -4 to 122F
Sealing IP54
Shock 6.5-foot drop
Size (WxHxD) 12.3 x 9.7 x 2.5
Weight 11 lbs. w/ CD-ROM and battery
Power 6,000 mAH Li-Ion
Interface 2 RS232, parallel, VGA, RJ11, RJ45
Interface 2 USB, 2 IEEE1394, PS/2, audio
Wireless Options: 802.11, GPRS, CDMA, GPS
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