A790 Notebook

The A790 is the newest ultra-rugged model of the API Rugged Notebook family, designed and built to survive the harshest environments.

Reliable and efficient operation is provided by a high performance 12.1" or 14.1" TFT sunlight-readable LCD, a shock-mounted hard drive, and a wide range of ambient temperature features. This extremely rugged model not only meets MIL-STD-810F and IP54 but also satisfies critical EMI requirements. The A790 possesses extreme versatility and expandability, offering multi-bays for maximum flexibility and customized applications.

Users have the luxury of expanding the storage capacity by employing the bays with two additional removable hard drives, and adding two auxiliary batteries for extended use. Complementing this rugged, multifunctional notebook is a state-of-the-art security package that includes a TPM 1.2 chip, a fingerprint biometric device, and a smart card reader. With multiple authentication capabilities, this reliable A790 will reject any unauthorized access and safely protect confidential information.

  • Mil-Std 810F and IP54 compliance
  • Full magnesium alloy case
  • Sealed port and connector
  • Shock-mounted removable HDD
  • Vibration, drop and shock resistant
  • Sunlight Readable LCD screen
  • Extreme expandability with multi bays
  • Full security ability: built-in Biometric
  • Fingerprint Reader and TPM1.2 chip
  • Versatile Wireless Access: WLAN, WWAN and BT
  • Fan-less design
  • MIL-STD 810F and IP52 Compliance
  • Expandable X-bay Design
  • Die-Cast Magnesium Alloy Casing
  • Individually Sealed Ports
  • Sunlight Readable Display
  • Fan-less Design
  • XP Tablet OS Compatible


  • Fully Rugged
  • MIL-STD 810F and IP54 compliance
  • ATEX compliance
  • Full magnesium alloy case
  • Sealed ports and connectors
  • Shock-mounted removable HDD
  • Vibration & drop-shock resistant


  • Intel® Core™ Duo L2400 1.66GHz processor
  • 667 MHz FSB
  • 2MB L2 cache


  • 512MB DDR2 expandable to 2GB

VGA Controller

  • Intel® GMA950


  • 12.1" or 14.1” XGA (1024 x 768) TFT LCD
  • Optional touch screen (12.1" only)
  • Optional sunlight readable display


  • IDE/SATA 80GB expandable to 120GB


  • Waterproof and dustproof rubber keyboard
  • Optional waterproof LED back-lit rubber keyboard

Media Bay

  • FDD
  • Optional Combo
  • Optional DVD Dual
  • Optional 2nd battery
  • Optional 2nd HDD 80/120 GB (IDE TYPE)

X Bay

  • RS232/422
  • Ultra320 SCSI
  • 2nd PCMCIA (Type II x 2 or Type III x 1)
  • 2nd FDD
  • Smart card reader
  • Bluetooth (v2.0 class 2)
  • GPS (with mouse type antenna)
  • CDMA/CDMA2000 1x/CDMA2000 1x EV-DO

Pointing Device

  • Pressure sensitive touch pad
  • Optional glove-use touch pad


  • Type II x 2 or Type III x 1

Communication Interface

  • 10/100/1000 base-T Ethernet
  • 56K ITU V.92 modem
  • Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945 a/b/g


  • TPM 1.2
  • Kensington lock
  • Optional smart card reader


  • Adapter (90W, 100-240V, 50/60Hz)
  • Li-Ion smart battery (9600mAh)
  • Optional Media Bay 2nd Li-Ion battery (4800mAh)
  • Optional X Bay 3rd Li-Ion battery (4800mAh)

I/O Port

  • Serial Port x 1, USB 2.0 x 2, External VGA x 1, 1394B x 1,
  • Parallel port x 1, RJ-45 x 1, RJ-11 x 1, Microphone x 1,
  • Line out x 1, IrDA x 1, Docking port x 1, DC in x 1

Dimension & Weight

  • 12": 330 x 256 x 95 mm (13" x 10.1" x 3.8"), 5.8 kg (12.6lbs)
  • 14": 330 x 280 x 95 mm (13" x 11.1" x 3.8"), 5.9 kg (13 lbs)

Operating system

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional


According to IEC 68-2-1,2,14 / MIL-STD-810F, Method 501.4, 502.4

  • Operating:0° to 55°C, 20° to 55°C (low temperature option)
  • Non-operating: -40° to 70°C


  • According to IEC 68-2-30 / MIL-STD-810F, Method 507
  • 45% to 95% RH, non-condensing


According to IEC 68-2-13/ MIL-STD-810F, Method 500.4

  • Operating: 15,000 ft
  • Non-operating: 40,000 ft
  • Altitude change rate: 2,000 ft/min


  • According to IEC 68-2-27/ MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5


  • According to IEC 68-2-32 / MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5


  • According to IEC 68-2-6 / MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.5


  • According to IEC1000-4-2


  • According to IEC 529, NEMA, MIL-STD-810F, Method 506.4, 510.4
  • IP 54 compliance


  • FCC, UL, CUL, DGT, CE, CB, CCC, WHQL, BSMI, e-Mark


  • MIL-STD-461E (option)


  • External USB FDD, 3pcs battery charger, Primary battery pack, Media Bay 2nd battery pack, X Bay 3rd battery pack, Vehicle Adapter (90Watts, 12-32V), Port replicator, SA expansion unit (x 2 slots), PCI expansion unit (x 2 slots), PCI-Express expansion unit (x 2 slots), Vehicle dock, Vehicle mount, Shock mount, Ultra shock mount, Carrying bag

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June 10, 2018 (All day) - June 15, 2018 (All day)
United States
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Certification Note:

This specific product was certified by SST as being compliant to the SDIP-27 standard. SST is a TEMPEST manufacturer and operates a test facility accredited by CESG (UK Government Authority for Information Assurance). Should additional certifications and/or endorsement of the testing methodology and results be required, please contact us about this product.