Spill-Resistant, Lightweight Laptop Ruggedized for Harsh Environments Featuring Bright and Crisp Anti-reflective Display for Sunny Outdoors


The 15.1" anti-reflective TFT display with the optional sunlight readable LCD uses a special screen treatment that makes the display 50% to 75% more viewable in direct sunlight (see photo). This sets it apart from the competition using transmissive display technology. The optional external touch screen creates an intuitive user interface without creating glare for the maximum brightness throughput.

The Black Hawk is powered by an Intel Pentium M 1.6 GB to 2.1 GB processors and is available with an assortment of accessories including car mount options for emergency vehicle applications. Black Hawk connectivity includes a built-in 802.11b/g wireless LAN, 10/100 Base-T port, Internal Mini PCI, and a 56K V.90 fax modem. Operating on either AC (100-240V, 50/60Hz) or internal 4.5-hour battery, the Black Hawk performs reliably in temperatures from 40 degrees to 98 degrees Fahrenheit and stores safely from minus 4 degrees to 140 degrees. Loaded with Windows® XP, Rugged Notebooks will customize the unit with other applications e.g., LabView® and GPS Locator, and provides logistics and maintenance support. Serving the industry for over ten years, Rugged Notebooks customers including both government agencies and commercial companies i.e, Boeing, Herzog Electric, GEO Systems U.K., J.L. French, NASA, RACAL Defense Electronics, Southern California Edison, Stealth Engineering, the U.S. Armed Services and the U.S. Geological Survey.

“Black Hawk delivers high performance that can take a beating, all at an affordable price,” according to Alan Shad, President of Rugged Notebooks. “The downtime of a salesperson or field professional more than offsets the price of a ruggedized notebook. The industry wastes literally millions of dollars buying conventional office notebooks, which get destroyed in the field.”

Cradled in a magnesium alloy case, the Intel Dothan 730 processor can be supported with up to 2GB of DIMM RAM and up to 224MB shared video memory with Intel GMA 900 (integrated in Core Logic Chip) 2D3D video graphic accelerator for multimedia. The unit has one PCMCIA type II card socket and a field-changeable optical media drive slot available with either a DVD/CD-RW or DVD-R/CD-RW/DVD-+RW (DVD Dual) drive. The spill-proof keyboard is standard with a built-in touch pad with two buttons and support for R/L/roller. The shock-mounted removable hard drive allows secure use by multiple parties. I/O includes three USB 2.0 ports, an IEEE 1394 Port, one 15-pin D-sub connector for external monitor, mini-jacks for external speaker and microphone, an S-Video port for TV, and jacks for SPDIF, RS232, DC-In, and a printer/PS 2/IR/Kingston lock hole. The unit is certified to meet CUL; EU; FCC and UL requirements.

Available for purchase or lease directly from Rugged Notebooks, the purchase price starts at $2595 with substantial quantity discounts available. Price includes a three-year warranty with an optional 3 year depot or on-site global warranty. At the end of the lease period, the Black Hawk may be purchased, returned, or traded in for a newer model notebook computer.


CPU • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz 800MHz FSB, 3MB L2 Cache Standard • Up to 2.6GHz with 6MB L2 Cache optional Core Logic • North Bridge: Intel® 965GM Express • South Bridge: Intel® ICH8-M Memory • 2GB RAM Standard • Two Dual Channel DDRII 667Mhz SDRAM SODIMM Slots each for 512MB / 1GB / 2GB • 4GB Maximum (3.24GB usable on 32-bit Windows XP and Vista platforms) Video System • Built in Intel® Media Accelerator GMA X3100 Graphics Core • Intel® Enhancement AGP BUS Equivalent Hardware 2D/3D Video Graphic Accelerators • Shared System Memory 384MB (Intel® Driver Dynamic Changed) Display • 15.4” WXGA LCD (1280 X 800) Resolution • LCD Collision shield standard • Built-in 1.3 mega pixel webcam Storage • Standard 160GB 5400rpm Seagate Momentus® SATA encrypted hard drive plus Secude® software • Optional Seagate Momentus® 320GB 7200rpm fully encrypted hard drive with G-Force Protection™ • Optional Solid Stated Drive (SSD) up to 512GB • Anti-Shock Mounted HDD (Safety of Vibration & Transportation) Standard Communication • Internal 56Kbps V.90 Fax/Modem LAN / Wireless • Integrated 10 / 100 / 1000Mbps Ethernet • Internal Intel® Pro/Wireless 3945ABG 802.11a / b / g • Intel® Mini Express Wireless LAN 802.11n • Bluetooth EDR 2.0 and upper (USB Solution Optional) • Standard Internal 3G module (either EVDO or HSDPA, specify when ordering) Expansion Cards • Express Card 54/34, 4-in-1 Reader (MS-MS Pro-SD-MMC), Smart Card Slot Keyboard • Spill Proof Keyboard (85 US Keys with Windows Logo) • Spill-Resistant C-Face (including Keyboard, Touchpad, Speakers, LED) Optical Media Drive • One Optical Media Device with a Choice of: o Combo Drive (CDRW / DVD) Optional Downgrade or DVD Dual (CDRW / DVDRW) Standard o or Super Multi (DVD-R / CDRW / DVDRW / DVD+RW_DL / DVD-RAM Optional Upgrade • Optical Disk Lock Standard Pointing Device • Built-In Touchpad with Two Buttons & Support Right/Left and Roller Floppy Disk Drive • Optional: External USB 3.5 Format, 720KB / 1.44MB / 1.2MB (3 Modes) I/O Devices • One Smart Card Socket • 4 in 1 Media Card Reader Support MS / MS Pro / SD / MMC I/O Ports • Three USB2.0, 15 Pin D-Sub Connector for External Monitor, Line-Out Phone Jack for External Speakers • Mic-In Phone Jack for External Microphone, RJ-11(56K V.90Modem), RJ-45(Ethernet -10/100/1000MB). • IEEE-1394 Fire Wire, 9 Pin D-Sub Connector for RS-232 Serial Port, DC-In Jack, Type II Express Card 34/54 Slot Audio • Compliant to Intel® High Definition Audio (Azalia) 24Bit output • Built in Stereo Mic. Array • 2 1.5 Watt Stereo Speakers AC Adapter • Input: 100 – 240V Auto-Sensing, 50 – 60Hz Output: 20Volts, 3.25 Amps, 65 Watts Battery • Standard 9 Cell 6600mAh Li-Ion (Approximate Run time of 4 Hours) • Battery Protection: Double Protection Smart Battery Circuitry prevents damage caused by current or voltage surges and Overheating. Smart Battery Calibration helps fight the loss of battery capacity after repeated charge-discharge cycles • Optional 6 Cell 4400mAh Li-Ion (Approximate Run time of 3 Hours) Operating System • Standard: Windows Vista Basic • Optional Windows XP Professional Carry Bag • Standard: Vinyl Carrying Bag with Strap Dimensions/Weight • 14.6 ”(W) X 10.8” (D) X 1.47 ~ 1.57” (H) 6.39Lbs 2.9Kg with 6 Cell Battery or • 6.83Lbs 3.1Kg with 9 Cell Battery 370 x 276 x 37.5 ~40mm (W) X 257mm (D) X 36~38.3mm (H) Security • Full Disk Encryption (hardware AES encryption) • SmartCard Reader • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) • BIOS enabled Computrace with Lojack™ for Laptops® • Kensington Lock Available Accessories (Partial List) • Transflective Sunlight Readable LCD, External USB Touch Screen, CPU, Hard Drive & Memory Upgrades • Spare 6 Cell Battery, Extended 9 Cell Battery, Battery Charger, A/C Adapter, USB GPS with MS Streets & Trips 2007 • USB Port Replicator, Universal DC & AC All-in-One Car Adapter, Universal Auto/Airline Adapter ,XP Pro Upgrade • Mini FM Radio and TV Tuner USB Adapters, Optical Mouse, Rewritable disks (3) for DVD Super Multi Drive Warranty • 2 year no-fault warranty standard • 1 yr battery warranty (when purchased with laptop) • Optional Express Service and Extended Warranty Environmental Specifications Temperature • Operating: 5°C to 35°C ; Storage Temperature: -20°C to 60°C Humidity • 20% to 80% RH, Non-condensing Vibration • MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.4, Procedure I, Category 10, Fig 16 & 17 / ASTM 4169 Truck Transport, 11.5.2 Random Test, Assurance Level II Drop • 26 Drops of 29 inches to Plywood over Concrete with Unit Off and Display Closed. • 5 Units to Pass Simulate MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.4, Procedure IV, Height Modified. Enclosure / Case • Magnesium Alloy Case – 20 Times Stronger than ABS Plastic, offering Higher Survival after drops and bumps. • Added Protection to Critical Components, (I.E. CPU, RAM, HDD, and ODD) • Rubber Protection Surrounding LCD & HDD Area (Added Protection Against Vibration) Regulation • FCC, CSA, CE, CB
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