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Ultra-Rugged Waterproof Notebook W/ 128GB SSD

The new General Dynamic GD2000 is the most rugged notebook you’ll ever find. The reason I say that is because it’s the first waterproof notebook that I have ever heard of.

Okay, so I’ll admit it isn’t the sexiest computing machine I’ve seen, but come on, it’s waterproof! The GD2000 is a small 5.6″ notebook that carries an Intel Celeron M processor, operating at 1.2GHz and houses 2GB of DDR3 RAM.

Corsair Delivers Fast Force Series 3 SSDs

Solid-state technology is great because the drives use solid-state memory to store persistent data on the disk, allowing for much quicker access to user files. Also, rather than using a rotating disk found in traditional hard disk drives, solid-state drives do not have any such spinning disk, allowing the occasional bump on the road to not affect the drive’s data.

As you may guess, solid-state drives are a bit more useful for portable gadgets like laptops and netbooks because those are devices that actually move around and are more susceptible to drops and bumps than the desktop computer that sits by your desk all day.

Samsung Series 7 Convertible In The Flesh

Samsung will launch its Series 7 convertible (tablet/notebook hybrid) later this year. The convertible was shown at CES 2011 in Las Vegas earlier this year. The beautiful device features a sliding keyboard with a tilt screen, all packed in a super slim chassis. The product was briefly displayed on Amazon.com before getting pulled, and we were able to extract a few details from the webpage.

The convertible will definitely carry 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal SSD storage space, but we do not have any information yet on other hardware components, such as processing power and graphics.

Samsung Delivers Prize Winning SSD For MacBook Air

Samsung is a leading competitor against Apple, and has recently unleashed it’s Series 9 notebook to compete directly with the Macbook Air. Interestingly enough, Samsung has also supplied Apple with the company’s latest Solid-State Drive, giving the MacBook Air a solid speed boost over the original Toshiba SSD that was used for the ultra slim laptop. The new SSD by Samsung is called “blade”. According to Anandtech, the new Blade has read/write speeds of 260MB/210MB per second versus Toshiba’s read/write speeds of 210MB/185MB per second.

Lifebook X2 Concept By Fujitsu

Fujitsu is introducing the Lifebook X2 Concept to us, an extremely portable and very slender laptop. Upon opening the Lifebook, the user will see an ultra widescreen display palm-based device. When the device is fully opened you have yourself a perfect contestant for a modern netbook.

Assuming this Lifebook were ever to make it on the market, I would guess the specs to be very limited. I say that because it seems Fujitsu focused on portability in this design rather than performance. I also cannot imagine someone buying such a small device to do intensive work. The bronze/copper finish makes the device look like it was built for older people who may be looking for a futuristic experience.

Toshiba Rolls Out Portege And Tecra Professional Notebooks

Toshiba is rolling out three new professional notebooks with Intel’s 2011 Core (Sandy Bridge) processors. The first out of the bunch is the Portege R830. This notebook gives users the option of an i3, i5, or i7 processor, faster Intel graphics, and USB 3.0 support with the option of Bluetooth 3.0. The R830 has a 13-inch display and is one inch thick.

For $889 you get a speedy 2.1GHz core i3, 4GB of memory, a 640GB hard drive, and an ultra-thin internal DVD burner. If you’re looking for a higher end ultraportable, you can opt for a 2.7GHz Core i7 and a 128GB solid-state drive for…