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Itronix GoBook III
We got a couple of Itronix Gobook III of ebay and such. One at the nav station, one on deck. I would call them spill-resistant, not water resistant.
The mechanics are tough, and performace isn't too bad: 1.8GHz, touch screen 1024x768, sunlight visible. We had a Gobook II before: 1.7Ghz same screen. One problem with the older GoBook II: USB v1.1 = slow, GoBook III has I firewire and Usb 2.0
They do come with various extras. The optional backlit keyboard is great, the standard nitevue "glow-in-the-dark" looses the luminicense soon after darkness. One of our GoBook III has a GPS built in (SIRF chip).
Also look for HP nr36x0:
* HP nr3600 = rebranded Itronix GoBook II
* HP nr3610 = rebranded Itronix GoBook III
Drivers for special components are available for Win2k and XP from the Itronix / General Dynamics website.
A fair warning: I have not been impressed with responses and service from HP or Itronix. You are pretty much on your own besides the updated drivers they do have.
Edit: I forgot: the optional docking station will not loose the laptop, even in a rollover. Another piece of fine mechanics.
Last edited by TradewindSailing; 01-12-2009 at 11:22 PM.