Handheld launches updated ultra-rugged notebook

Handheld Group has launched a new, improved version of its Algiz XRW rugged notebook computer

Handheld launches updated ultra-rugged notebook
Handheld launches updated ultra-rugged notebook

April 18, 2013

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

The fast-growing manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones says the updated Algiz XRW is considerably faster than its predecessor, and has twice the amount of RAM.

The new Algiz XRW is a slim, lightweight, compact and fully rugged, weighing in at a mere 1.5 kilograms.

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

Handheld’s Algiz XRW is specifically developed for use in tough environments in industries such as logistics, mining, utilities, maintenance, military and security.

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.

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

The new Algiz XRW also has a powerful N2600 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel ATOM™ processor, and includes a 128 GB solid-state disk
with 4 GB of DDR2 RAM.

It runs the Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate operating system just like any PC in an office, and is ready for Windows 8.

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 for eight hours on a single charge.

"The Algiz XRW’s ATOM processor is very impressive — it’s powerful and almost twice as fast as its predecessors, yet energy-efficient with long battery life," says
Handheld Group Product Manager Johan Hed.

"In addition, we have added bigger cache and RAM memories and better graphics, and have optimised GPS performance to make the Algiz XRW the best in its class of mobile computing tools."

The Algiz XRW offers standard with Bluetooth, WLAN and GPS — features many other products add on as extras — as well as a built-in 2-megapixel autofocus camera that allows video conferencing in the field.

New Algiz XRW features include:

A fast and powerful 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 optimized integrated u-blox GPS for better field performance.

Added data security with TPM chipset board.

An updated version of the optional Gobi™ 3000 technology.

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