Just the other day I was looking for a mini-PC. After looking long and hard at the Intel NUC and the Zbox Magnus, I felt I needed something sturdier. Enter Perfectron's SR100, SR200, and SR700 ruggedized mini-computers.
According to Perfectron, the SR series machines are all designed to meet the MIL-STD-810G shock, vibration, and temperature standards. That means these boxes can withstand ambient temperatures of -40°C to 70°C and forces of up to 100 gs in a single shock, 50 gs in multiple shocks, and continuous 5 g vibration.
All the systems are passively cooled and ventless, and pack Core i7-4700EQ Haswell CPUs with four cores clocked at 1.7 base and 2.4GHz boost clocks. RAM comes in the form of a single XR-DIMM up to 8GB in capacity, while a nanoSSD handles base storage duties. Two micro-PCIe slots provide further expandability, too. Two Intel Gigabit Ethernet controllers take care of networking needs, while peripheral connectivity comes in the form of four USB ports. The SR series accepts 9V to 36V input voltages, possibly offering some protection against spikes.
The SR-100 is what you could call the base system, with all the specs listed above, plus two DisplayPorts and a DVI-I connector. The SR200 ups the ante with an integrated Geforce GT730M graphics card and a total of four DisplayPorts. This model's upper temperature range is slightly extended, too—75ºC instead of 70ºC. The big daddy in the SR series is the SR-700, which drops the GT730M but adds IP65-rated dust and water proofing and six M12 connectors.
Of course, the SR series have military-grade price tags to go with their specifications. According to vendor LogicSupply, the SR100 kicks off at $6,229, while the GT730M-equipped SR200 comes in at $9,286. Finally, the SR700's pricetag will test your eyes' IP65 waterproof rating: $13,793.
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