Twinhead's Durabook N14RA notebook computer features a magnesium alloy case, an anti-shock LCD screen and hard drive, a spill-resistant keyboard, and an optical disk tray lock ? all made to meet U.S. military MIL 810F rugged standards. The 6-pound unit offers a 14.1-inch TFT LCD screen with XGA resolution (1024x768), plus a rubber shock-mounted 40/60/80/100/120 GB hard drive, a mini-PCI wireless LAN module with 802.11b/g capabilities and AMD Turion 64-Bit CPU.
The Planar Systems SD1710 stereoscopic 3D LCD monitor is designed for three-dimensional viewing to discern imagery depth and interpret spatial details. The device consists of two 17-inch AMLCD monitors in an up/down configuration separated at a 110-degree angle.
A semitransparent mirror positioned at a bisecting angle between the two monitors combines with polarizing glasses to generate the stereo separation. The monitor is for geoscientists, cartographers, engineers, image analysts and environmental planners who need to map terrain, monitor erosion, design mass transit systems, identify boundaries, plan missions and investigate habitats. It has 1280x1024 display resolution, includes five pairs of polarized glasses, and easily converts to two-dimensional viewing by lifting the mirror or turning off one monitor.
PC in Your Pocket
The OQO 01+ computer measures 4.9 x 3.4 x .9 inches and weighs 14 oz. The features include: Windows XP 512 MB RAM, 30 GB hard drive, USB 2.0, internal speaker, pen-based digitizer and car/auto charger. It also has a 1 GHz processor, a 800x480 W-VGA 5-inch indoor/outdoor readable display, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Users can slide the screen open to use the QWERTY thumb keyboard with mouse buttons and TrackStik pointing device. Users can also operate the device tablet-style, navigating with the digital pen and scroll wheel.
The Palm TX handheld offers Wi-Fi 802.11b and Bluetooth 1.1 along with a 320x480 resolution screen, Intel 212 MHz processor and 128 MB memory with 100 MB accessible to user. It weighs 5.25 oz, and is 3.08 x 4.76 x .61 inches. Included software lets users view, create and edit Microsoft Word-compatible documents; synchronize with a corporate e-mail server; browse the Internet; and view photos and videos. Users can write using the full screen, and rotate the screen between landscape or portrait modes.
Miriam Jones is chief copy editor of Government Technology, Governing, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. She joined e.Republic in 2000 as an editor of Converge magazine.