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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:29 pm 
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Guys,

Anyone know anything about the A790's? I have one (Pics below) that has a proprietary ass expansion thing bolted to the bottom of it. Not sure about the board but know that it's for analyzing concrete and a company called Test Consult in the UK built it: http://www.testconsult.co.uk/

Anyways, I was gonna buy one off eBay and transplant the expansion board. Thoughts?

http://toughbooktalk.com/public_downloa ... ac%20A790/

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:59 pm 
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Pricy and lame specs,$1300-1450 for a core duo 1.5. I only see 2 listed on eBay.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:02 pm 
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At a glance it looks like a clone or poor knock off of our miltorpe's. Always did hate those clunky slow things. Found the pdf's with specs and such. Good luck.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:02 pm 
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So, what's a miltorpe?

Sounds like Rob needs help. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:50 pm 
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The problem is they are so expensive for very little bang,I understand the thing is customized for a purpose but I wonder is that board can be transplanted into or onto something more rugged,faster and less money.Not enough room in a CF-30 case by a long shot from that photo.

Looks like a transplant to the same model is the best option,by the time you are done the bill is going to be 2 grand at least. Ouch. :eek:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:30 am 
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Sorry, mis-spelled it.
http://mymiltope.com/rugged-systems/rugged-laptops/
http://mymiltope.com/rugged-systems/rug ... device-v3/
http://www.ruggedpcreview.com/3_noteboo ... c750m.html
We have thses POC's at most of the shops on post.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:41 am 
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how does the expansion interface with the laptop?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:35 am 
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My tech guy cracked it open now. Will post pics when I can :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:13 pm 
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I'm curious to know how much of that mess is the laptop and how much the board.So what exactly happened to the actual laptop?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:21 pm 
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link to pdf on the equipment you have..looks like a SCXT2000

http://www.testconsult.co.uk/datasheets ... XT2000.pdf


From what I read, the base is not custom, it's an expansion pci card setup, made by Getac.

Check out this link..

http://www.ruggedpcreview.com/3_noteboo ... _a790.html

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