Friday, October 9th, 2009

Durabook D14RM: Military-Spec Rugged Notebook With HDMI Connectivity

October 7, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Laptops

Straight from the PR peeps representing Durabook are specs on the maker’s D14RM model. The base configuration of this 14.1″ laptop starts at $1519. For that price, you get the following specs:

  • Intel® Pentium® Processor T4200 (1M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 14.1″ display with 1366 x 1768 resolution
  • 320GB 5400 rpm hard drive
  • 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery
  • 802.11a/g/n capability (WiFi)
  • Windows Vista Home Basic

Surprisingly Bluetooth isn’t included in that package, as buyers are required to pay $50 more for this “extra”.

D14RM-1

D14RM-2

In any case, the D14RM adheres to the Military 810 F standard, which means it can shrug off drops, shocks, moisture, partly thanks to a magnesium alloy case that’s, according to the PR, “20 times stronger than ABS plastic”. Now the laptop’s innards probably won’t survive a three-story fall, but for constantly rocky conditions, it should continue operating properly.

The marketing calls the D14RM “slim and lightweight”, and that would be true when comparing it to other ruggedized laptops. That’s a stretch though when compared to your typical consumer electronics, when you’re talking about a 4-centimeter thickness and a weight of 2.5kg.

Interested buyers should visit the laptop’s product page on Durabook.com.

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