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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


333 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, California 95110
United States


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April 11, 2010 |

General Dynamics Intros Tadpole TOPAZ

The rugged notebook accommodates Windows, Linux, or Solaris applications and is designed for military, first responder, and federal use.

General Dynamics Itronix Corp. introduced its Tadpole TOPAZ notebook computer this month. The notebook is designed to be a rugged solution that can withstand “the rigors of mobile and tactical environments for military users, first responders, and federal agents.”

The Tadpole TOPAZ accommodates Windows, Linux, or Solaris applications. It is also equipped with three segregated Ethernet ports, enabling simultaneous connectivity to classified and unclassified networks.

Developed using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software, the notebook is designed as an affordable solution that can “easily handle graphics, imagery, and video feeds,” according to General Dynamics.

A PDF data sheet for the Tadpole TOPAX is available here.

Key features of the notebook include:

  • “Tool-free” removable hard drive
  • DynaVue daylight -viewable display and optional touch screen
  • Windows, Linux, and Solaris app compatibility
  • High-performance graphics accelerator, supporting visualization of complex 3-D and vector imagery
  • Synchronous and asynchronous serial ports that support simultaneous connections to multiple communications devices
  • Three segregated Gigabit Ethernet ports

Specifications overview includes:

  • Intel Core2 Duo Mobile Processor (T9400)
  • U to 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • Large 15.1 inch (1400 x 1050) display
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) V1.2
  • Type I, II, and III PCCARD/PCMCIA expansion slots
  • Tested to pass MIL-STD-810F environmental operating specifications and MIL-STD-461E for electromagnetic emissions and susceptibility
  • Size: 2.4 inches high x 15 inches wide x 12.4 inches deep
  • Weight: 11 lbs. with battery
  • Integrated, weather sealed keyboard and mouse
  • Optional 802.11 wireless capability

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