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New Stealth waterproof computer can withstand the weight of a pickup truck

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The Stealth WPC-525F can withstand the weight of a pickup truck
The Stealth WPC-525F can withstand the weight of a pickup truck
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The new Stealth after bring run over by a pickup truck
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The new Stealth after bring run over by a pickup truck
The Stealth WPC-525F can withstand the weight of a pickup truck
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The Stealth WPC-525F can withstand the weight of a pickup truck
The Stealth being run over
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The Stealth being run over
The back of the Stealth being held for size reference
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The back of the Stealth being held for size reference
The Stealth with its cables connected
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The Stealth with its cables connected
The bottom of the Stealth WPC-525F
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The bottom of the Stealth WPC-525F
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The connectors sealed on the back of the Stealth PC
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The connectors sealed on the back of the Stealth PC
The front of the Stealth WPC-525F
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The front of the Stealth WPC-525F
The top of the Stealth WPC-525F
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The top of the Stealth WPC-525F
The front of the Stealth being held for size reference
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The front of the Stealth being held for size reference
The Stealth USB adaptor
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The Stealth USB adaptor
The Stealth VGA adaptor
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The Stealth VGA adaptor
The Stealth power hook up
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The Stealth power hook up
The Stealth WPC-525F from the back with everything hooked up
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The Stealth WPC-525F from the back with everything hooked up
The Stealth nice and dry
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The Stealth nice and dry
The Stealth WPC-525F is waterproof
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The Stealth WPC-525F is waterproof
The Stealth cables and adaptors
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The Stealth cables and adaptors
The connectors on the back of the Stealth WPC-525F
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The connectors on the back of the Stealth WPC-525F
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You just never know when you might find yourself in a situation where your computer needs to be doused in water or run over by a pickup truck. The original waterproof Stealth WPC-500F had you covered for the water situation, but the latest model adds the strength to withstand the weight of a pickup truck running it over.

The new Stealth, called WPC-525F, is completely water tight, so if you decide to chuck your Mountain Dew after you are unjustly shot in the head during an intense game of Counter Strike, you won't have to worry about your precious computer being destroyed by the sticky liquid.

The computer does not have a fan. Instead, it relies on its aluminum enclosure to serve as a heat sink. This keeps the computer quiet, and the solid state drive helps keep the computer free of moving parts.

The connectors on the back of the Stealth WPC-525F
The connectors on the back of the Stealth WPC-525F

As far as actual computing goes, the Stealth WPC-525F is not going to blow you away with its high-end specs, but it will get the job done. It comes standard with 4 GB of RAM, onboard Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, a 120 GB solid state drive, and Intel ICH8M chipset. The base model comes with an Intel Dual-Core D525 processor running at 1.8 GHz.

It is designed to work with Windows 7, but interested buyers can contact Stealth to set up a machine with the OS of their choice.

The WPC-525F comes with an integrated 10/100/1000 Base-T Realtek Gigabit Ethernet controller for connecting to a network. It also includes two internal Mini-PCIe expansion slots for adding new hardware to the system.

The Stealth cables and adaptors
The Stealth cables and adaptors

The Stealth comes with USB ports for connecting external devices, but you cannot use standard USB cables, as the connectors need to be waterproof as well. It uses watertight bayonet connections and adapter cables, which will be a little more costly to replace than a standard USB cable.

The computer is also small enough to carry around easily. While it's not quite as portable as a laptop because it needs to be connected to mains power and a monitor, it's still pretty small. It comes in at 10.15 inches (25.8 cm) wide x 6.22 inches (15.8 cm) deep x 2.04 inches (5.2 cm) tall.

The base model starts at US$1,595 and can be customized if you need higher-end specs. If you find yourself in a situation where your computer could be at risk of being damaged, (like using a computer in a driveway), then the Stealth WPC-525F might be your solution.

Source: Stealth via Gizmodo

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4 comments
Michael Mantion
I don't see any mention of WIFI or Bluetooth.. How odd.
Michael Cochran
why not just go to a panasonic toughbook that has everything that is needed with out any modification?
Nairda
Every once in a while a new company comes along selling ruggedised kit.
In reality the only real killer of electronics is heat.
You would be surprised how much sand and grit a garden variety laptop is willing to put up with.
But leave that laptop running in hot summer sun and its game over.
james franklin
In my opinion this is the beginning of a new era in the world of rugged laptops because ruggedness is the most important thing when it comes on those who have to work outside and delivering ruggedness up to this extent will create chaos in the field of rugged laptops.