Ran across two videos this morning showing some extreme hardware:

24 Solid State Drives Open ALL of Microsoft Office In .5 Seconds

"Techies linked 24 of the company's 256GB SSD drives together in a RAID with the hopes of making the fast SSD drives even faster. The system actually reaches transfer speeds of 2GBps. What's that much speed mean to you?

• All of Microsoft Office opens in .5 seconds.
• 53 programs from the test rig's Start menu open in 18 seconds.
• The complete system defrags in about 3 seconds."

Super-rugged Dell Latitude E6400 XFR is tougher than you

"not only can the XFR handle the DoD's MIL-STD 810F heat, dust and vibration requirements, the PR481 "ballistic" armor provides twice the impact protection of magnesium alloy and the whole thing is well-sealed enough to handle direct blasts of pressurized water."