NextComputing Launches First Portable Workstation with Integrated Battery

Paul Lilly

NextComputing's new Radius EX-B workstation-in-a-box looks like it could double as a weapon in a pinch, allowing you to dish out some blunt-force trauma should the need arise. Whether or not it would withstand that kind of abuse is anyone's guess, but its real purpose is to provide a traditional desktop workstation or server in a portable form factor complete with an internal battery that NextComputing claims will keep the system running at full load for over 2 hours.

That's pretty impressive considering the hardware. The Radius EX-B comes loaded with:

  • Built-in 17-inch LCD display (1920x1200)
  • Workstation-class 2nd generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor or Intel Xeon E3-1200 series CPU
  • Up to 32GB of DDR3 memory
  • Up to 6TB of fixed or removable storage
  • DVD burner
  • Integrated intel HD graphics or discrete professional graphics from AMD or Nvidia
  • Four full-height PCI Express and PCI expansion slots
  • 320W power supply
  • Optional 2nd and 3rd Clip-On, 1-inch thn 17-inch widescreen monitors (can run off of system battery power)

NextComputing envisions Radius EX-B owners working in industries like military intelligence, oil and gas exploration, digital video production, and networking testing requiring high performance hardware like full-powered CPUs, high-end 3D graphics, high-speed RAID storage, and PCI expansion.

"When trying to run these applications in the field, these users are often forced to choose between large, non-mobile systems like a tower or rack-mount server that gives them the performance they require, or scale their application down to run on a laptop for mobility," NextComputing explains. "NextComputing solives this problem with the Radius EX-B. Like all NextComputing portables, the briefcase-like Radius EX-B is designed to offer true workstation and server performance in a compact, all-in-one package that is easy to transport and set up."

No word on price, though if something like this floats your boat, you can request a quote here .

Image Credit: NextComputing

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