LAS VEGAS Whether it's their televisions, their soft drinks or their sports utility vehicles, Americans love to "supersize" when they go shopping. Capitalizing on the craze is PH's new family of suitcase computers. The press calls them the "hummers" of the notebook world and we can't disagree. Product Manager Bucky Barnsworth of High End PCs in Midland, TX says "there's a sweet spot, as we call it, in the PC market, successful people, mostly male, who need a laptop to travel with, but don't want to be caught dead with the tiny, lightweight, "European" looking PC's rolling off the assembly lines today."
at a feathery four hundred and seven hundred pounds, respectively, the PH
Suitcase I and
II are Texas sized beauties crafted of aircraft grade aluminum. While most
ordinary laptops can be used with a docking station, with their optional
hydraulics kit, these machines can actually be used as a loading dock.
Barnsworth says that owners will definitely attract attention at airport
waiting lounges when they plug their PC into a three phase, 230V outlet and
power up. "The sound the water cooling system makes is not to be confused
with anything else on the market", he explains.
The Suitcase I/ II begin shipping (via rail) in 2006 and
come complete with an auxiliary diesel generator, built in GPS global
positioning satellite receiver, GSM phone and deluxe carrying
trailer. They can be ordered preloaded with Linux or Windows XP (shown here)