GX3 won't boot up without a fingerprint

GX3 won't boot up without a fingerprint

The Pentium 4 TransPort GX3 notebook PC that MicronPC LLC released this month has three layers of biometric security'more than its predecessor.

Why? Because federal users requested it, said Jay White, the company's portable product manager.

A GX3 user initially has to register several fingerprints, in case of later injury. Fingerprint authentication is required not only to boot up but also to use stored passwords and to decrypt files.

White said the encryption-decryption delay is almost unnoticeable.

Federal buyers pay $2,484 for a 1.7-GHz Mobile Pentium 4 notebook with 256M of RAM, a 20G hard drive, an 8X DVD-ROM drive, a 15-inch SuperXGA display, a 32M graphics subsystem, a 10/100-Mbps Ethernet card, a 56-Kbps modem,
a three-year depot warranty, three user-configurable software launch buttons and Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

Contact Micron federal sales at 800-249-1179.

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