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Rugged Insider

Don’t you wish your laptop was hot like mine?

Actually, you probably wish your laptop wasn’t so hot.  “Ask the Expert” tells you how to make your mobile computer the coolest one around.

Also in the Rugged Insider:

      Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) is saved from the forces of fiscal austerity by “hundreds of suppliers and dozens of lobbyists.”

      A freebie from the Daniel Research Group reveals highly detailed information about the past and future of the mobile device market.

      A history of computers from “the abacus to the IBM.”  Massively cool photographs. 

Check out AMREL’s tradeshow schedule for July in the right-hand column.

Finally, as we celebrate Independence Day, let us remember those who have sacrificed for our freedom.  Visit Wounded Warrior website and learn how you can help.

Happy Fourth of July!

Quote of the Month

Q. How many software engineers does it take to change a light bulb?

A. None. That’s a hardware issue.


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Hot summer days are fun. 
Hot laptops are not.

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WIN-T survives budget cuts


For once, Congress may be right to overrule DoD on a cut.


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United States Device Market Size and Forecast June 2013


Detailed charts about past sales, installed base, and CAGR for smartphones, tablets, and desktop PCs.


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 Early Computers from Ancient Times to 1981


I thought I knew this topic well, but I was surprised by some of the computers listed in this article.


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AMREL designs and manufactures small-footprint, highly integrated, rugged mobile computing solutions for aerospace, biometrics, communications, commercial, construction, data acquisition, military, Oil & Gas, Public Safety, unmanned systems, and other applications.  With IP values ranging from 54 to 65, our MIL-STD 810/461 certified platforms have proven their durability in combat.  AMREL’s form factors include fully rugged laptops, tablets, convertible tablets, PDAs and Atom-based handhelds.  Our patented modular single solution approach minimizes peripheral devices, the total cost, and space/weight requirements. We customize, design, prototype, and deliver your solution faster than any competitor. Visit