Ahnold is going to go apeshit now that General Motors signed a 3-year deal with computer maker Itronix to make a Hummer-branded laptop. These are designed for not only Hummer enthusiasts, but for people who "work outdoors" such as police, firefighters, and construction workers. Durability doesn't come cheap though, at $2,988, the 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 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. But that's not all, you also get a bunch of stuff you will probably never use. Check it:
"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."
However, the 80GB removable shock-mounted hard drive isn't too shabby. Nor is the swappable radio module that will let users switch between North American and European GPRS/EDGE plans. That's what I call connectivity.
GM Drives Hummer-branded laptop [News.com]