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Ruggedised notebook runs Windows 8

The Algiz XRW rugged notebook runs the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and is ready for Windows 8

Handheld Group has launched a new version of its Algiz XRW rugged notebook.

The updated Algiz XRW is considerably faster than its predecessor, has twice the amount of RAM and weighs 1.6 kg.

The notebook runs the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and is ready for Windows 8.

It has a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, which features MaxView technology, providing spectacular screen clarity and brightness in any outdoor condition, even direct sunlight.

New Algiz XRW features include:

  • A N2600 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel ATOM processor
  • A larger 128 GB solid-state disk
  • Twice the memory, with 4 GB of DDR2 RAM
  • Newly optimised integrated u-blox GPS for better field performance
  • Added data security with TPM chipset
  • Improved wireless WAN with the optional Gobi 3000 technology.

“The new ATOM processor is very impressive – it’s powerful and almost twice as fast as its predecessors, yet energy-efficient with long battery life,” said Johan Hed, product manager at Handheld Group. “In addition, we have increased the cache and RAM memory, improved the graphics capabilities, and we have optimised GPS performance to make the Algiz XRW the best in its class of mobile computing tools.”

The new version of the Algiz XRW has Bluetooth, WLAN and GPS as standard and has a built-in two-megapixel autofocus camera that allows video conferencing in the field.

We have increased the cache and RAM memory, improved the graphics capabilities, and we have optimised GPS performance to make the Algiz XRW the best in its class of mobile computing tools

Johan Hed, Handheld Group
 
Its keyboard and mouse touchpad are fully sealed and illuminated by two LED lights, and it carries an IP65 rating for protection against sand, dust and water.

It passes MIL-STD-810G ruggedness testing, including drop tests from 1.2 meters, and can handle extreme temperatures from -20 C to 55 C.

An optional 3G modem provides high-speed GSM/UMTS/EVDO data transmission. The Algiz XRW is ready for Gobi 3000 technology, which means it’s possible to work on any choice of wireless frequency anywhere in the world. The 57.6 Wh battery works up to eight hours on a single charge.

Algiz XRW is specifically developed for use in tough environments in industries such as mining, geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, construction, utilities, maintenance, military and security.

The new Algiz XRW is available for order immediately, with shipments starting at the end of February 2013. The price point remains unchanged.

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