Rugged GridCase notebook withstands dust, shock

The GridCase notebook computer has endured plenty of shocks and vibrations in its long
and rugged federal career.

The magnesium-cased notebook also is sealed against dust and water. A base 1580XGA unit
has a 166-MHz Pentium MMX processor, 32M to 192M of synchronous dynamic RAM, 32K of Level
1 cache and 512K of Level 2 cache. The removable 2.1G hard drive is expandable to 5G.

Grid Government Systems of Vienna, Va., also sells systems with 200-, 233- and 266-MHz

The $10,816 GridCase 1580XGA comes with a 14.1-inch screen, removable 20X CD-ROM drive
and removable 31'2-inch floppy drive. It has 4M of video RAM and accepts two Type II PC
Cards or one Type III. Microsoft Windows 95 and a three-year parts and labor warranty come

Federal users of Grid products include the Army, Border Patrol, FBI and Marine Corps.
Agencies can purchase Grid products through the company’s General Services
Administration Information Technology Schedule contract.

In September, the company will introduce a $5,500 ruggedized notebook with a 12.1-inch
screen. Grid Government Systems also will release peripherals for wireless communications,
as well as encryption and Tempest products, said Ozzie Gerald, the company’s

Contact Grid at 703-734-9600. 

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