As far as mobile workstations go, the Altus XT released by NCS doesn't stand out, no more than other mobile workstations at least.But here is the crux of the matter: mobile workstations always have better than average hardware, because they need to be prepared for everything from large Power Point presentation to audio-visual simulations.
Sure enough, though Altus XT has various CPU, memory and storage options, it can be powerful, thanks to an Intel Core i7 CPU, self-encryption SSDs/HDDs of up to 2.5TB capacity, USB 3.0, several gigabytes of RAM, DisplayPorts, etc.
NCS' product even has a 17.3-inch antiglare Full HD display, with an NVIDIA Quadro discrete graphics card behind it (figuratively speaking).
As for security, besides the storage self-encryption, Altus XT possesses an optional fingerprint reader and Intel vPRO technology, for identity protection.
Needless to say, Altus XT runs Windows 8, though Windows 7 is supported as well. Government agencies, schools and businesses are the intended customers.