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New Stealth computer is waterproof, can be run over by a truck

The new Stealth WPC-525F computer is built to last. It's completely water proof and the case is strong enough to handle being run over by a truck!

Stealth make some pretty rugged computers. Their new pc, the WPC-525F, is both water-proof and truck proof. It's the perfect computer for people who spend a lot of time in hazardous environments… or who are simply very clumsy. The base model goes for USD 1,595. That's a lot for a fairly basic computer, but then again, it does bring something unique to the table.

The WPC-525F after being run over


The WPC-525F can withstand being completely submerged in water; or as Stealth themselves put it, the computer can "[survive] liquids, chemicals, dust and dirt intrusion." It doesn't have any fans, instead relying on the metal casing for passive cooling. This also makes the computer very quiet, especially with the solid state drive minimizing the amount of moving parts. The casing itself also provides a lot of protection. Three images on Stealth's website, all captioned with "Rugged, tough" shows the computer being run over by a pickup truck. In addition, the computer is very portable. It's only 25.8 x 15.8 x 5.2 cm, meaning it'll fit almost anywhere.


The computer uses bayonet connectors to remain waterproof


The WPC-525F is weak from a hardware perspective, but it will suffice for doing most of the essentials. The computer comes with an Intel Dual-Core D525 Processor which runs at 1.8GHz and has 4 GB of RAM. It has an onboard Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, a 120 GB solid state drive, and an Intel ICH8M chipset. To round it off, there's also an Ethernet controller and two PCI-E slots internally for upgrading the machine. The computer comes with a number of attachments, including VGA, USB LAN ports. However, as these have to be waterproof, the Stealth uses watertight "bayonet" connections. This means you'll need to use the provided cables to attach your peripherals.

David F.
A grad student in experimental physics, David is fascinated by science, space and technology. When not buried in lecture books, he enjoys movies, gaming and mountainbiking

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