If you’re willing to sacrifice portability and stylishness for military-grade toughness, you should take a close look to Dell’s Latitude XT2 XFR tablet. Bearing military and I54 standards, Dell’s Latitude XT2 XFR withstands 3-foot drops and operates in a range of -10 degrees to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. When the computer’s turned off, you can safely tote it around in conditions of -40 degrees to 158 degrees Fahrenheit. It’ll also keep chugging through rain, splashing water, blowing dust, vibrations, functional shock and high humidity.
As for performance, the Latitude XT2 XFR is in line with the ultraportable PCs that are coming onto the market now, having a bit more power than a netbook, but less than a high-powered laptop. It has a 12.1-inch screen runs on a low-voltage 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. RAM starts at 1 GB, and hard drives are 160 GB. There’s Intel’s GMA4500MHD, so don’t expect much in the way of gaming. And you will be a little disappointed to see Windows Vista and wireless b/g, but no wireless n. The real shocker? No, yet?! What about the retail price? $3,700 for the basic model. Bringing a laptop to the arctic is a luxury, isn’t it. [Dell via Engadget]