Asus B51E Ruggedized Notebook Unveiled

Posted: Jul 3 2008, 12:09am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:13am CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs


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Asus announced the Asus B51E ruggedized notebook.

The Asus B51E is built to endure harsh treatment. It is sporting a magnesium alloy chassis, rubber bumpers along its edges, and high strength protective film to shield the notebook from scratches.
The Asus B51 is drop tested to military specifications (MIL 810F Method 516.5 Procedure IV), able to withstand drops from tabletop height – up to 75 cm.
The Asus B51's hard drive is floated on a sponge protection system, while the keyboard has a drainage path integrated into its design, so that the B51 is able to weather the occasional shocks and spills (up to 120cc) and continue to function reliably.

The specification of the Asus B51E include Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8300/T8100/T5850/T5750, Mobile Intel GM965 Chipset, Intel Int. GMA X3100 Gfx, Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/4965ABGN Network Connection, Windows Vista Business, RAM DDR2 667MHz, up to 4GB (2 slots), SATA HDD up to 320GB & ODD S-Multi, Built-in webcam 1.3M pixel (Optional), and Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR (Optional)
The measurements of the B51/B51E are 36.5cm (W) x 27.3cm (D) x 3.82 cm (H) and the weight is 3.1kg (with 8 cell battery).
No pricing and shipping information about the new rugged Asus notebook are available yet.
Via this Asus announcement. See a promo video of the Asus B51 below.

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