GammaTech's U12Ci Notebook is Perfect for the Road Warrior

The mobile PC can withstand drops, dust, shocks, and spills. By Rachel Cericola

Most of today's mobile devices are delicate creatures. A spill, drop, or even a little crunch can cut off your contact to the connected world -- and possibly cut off your connection to a lifetime's worth of work.

If you're worried about keeping that content safe, GammaTech can nestle it inside the new U12Ci notebook. This mobile PC is built tough, specifically with today's public safety professionals in mind.

The U12Ci has a 12.1-inch touchscreen display that's encased in magnesium, which has also been tested according to MIL-STD-810G standards for drop, shock, and spill protection. Yes, even the biggest butterfingers can't seem to damage this thing.

If you prefer a slimmer travel companion, the U12Ci contorts to more of a tablet form factor. Then when it's time to hit the road, it can fold back into a tough-as-nails notebook for easy transport.

It's also got a lot of features that you'd want in a work notebook, including Intel's Ivy Bridge platform and Intel Smart Response Technology. The actual safety pro will appreciate the device's long battery life and expandable memory. It also has plenty of security options, including a fingerprint scanner, BIOS and Boot passwords, a Kensington lock, and much more.

Other features include a 1.3-megapixel webcam, WiFi and Bluetooth support, two DDR3 memory slots for 2GB to 1GB of memory, a USB 3.0 port, and a swappable I/O module. If you're taking this thing on the road and want it close by, there's also a mountable vehicle dock available as an option.

GammaTech is packing the U12Ci with a two-year warranty and a starting price $999. It's available now.