New Algiz XRW rugged notebook from Handheld 'redefines the world of rugged mobile computing'

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Handheld Group, the Swedish based supplier of rugged computers, has announced the new Algiz XRW rugged notebook. The Algiz XRW is a fully rugged laptop with a 10.1-inch widescreen featuring sunlight-readable MaxView screen technology, and a powerful 2 GHz Intel Atom processor. It includes a 64 GB solid state disk and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM. The Algiz XRW runs the Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate operating system, just like the PCs in the office.

The full-featured and lightweight Algiz XRW presents an array of mobile capabilities. The Algiz XRW comes standard with Bluetooth, WLAN and GPS as well as a built-in 2-megapixel autofocus camera that allows video conferencing in the field.  

An optional 3G modem can provide high-speed GSM/UMTS/EVDO data transmission. The Algiz XRW is ready for Gobi 2000 technology which means you'll be able to work on your choice of wireless frequency anywhere in the world. And you can put in a full day's work, with a 57.6 Wh battery that works for 8 hours on a single charge.  

"The Algiz XRW represents a key milestone where we have broadened our product range and introduced  an innovative and revolutionary product for the world of rugged mobile solutions", said Jerker Hellstrm, CEO of Handheld Group. "Our new product fulfils all the market requirements: lightweight and mobile, long battery life, fast processing speed, best in class screen, and all features fully integrated and built rugged from the inside and out."

The rugged Algiz XRW is a powerful performer that weighs in at only 1.5 kilos. Its keyboard and mouse-touchpad, illuminated by two led lights, are fully sealed, and it carries an IP65 rating against sand, dust and water. It passes MIL-STD-810F ruggedness testing, including drop tests from 1.2 meters, and can also handle extreme temperatures from -21 C to 70 C.

Hellstrm continued: "At Handheld, our aim is always to offer the best rugged products at the right price. We believe that the modern design along with the key features of our slim Algiz XRW will contribute to customer effectiveness and efficiency all around the world."
The Algiz XRW will be shown at trade shows worldwide in the coming months and orders can be placed immediately. First customer shipping will begin in December.

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