Handheld launches Algiz XRW ultra-rugged Notebook

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Handheld Group has launched the Algiz XRW ultra rugged Notebook, combining high-level performance in the field with a particularly slim, lightweight and compact design.

The Algiz XRW features a full keyboard and a 10.1-inch widescreen with MaxView screen technology, and comes with a fast and powerful 2 GHz Intel Atom processor. It includes a 64 GB solid state disk and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM and runs Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate just like office PCs, but users can conduct their work in the field under almost any conditions.

With reference to the device's high level of ruggedness, Handheld points out that 'XRW' stands for 'eXtreme Road Warrior'. The keyboard and mouse-touchpad, illuminated by two led lights, are fully sealed, and the unit carries an overall IP65 rating against sand, dust and water. The Algiz XRW also meets stringent MIL-STD-810F military standards for withstanding humidity, vibration, drops and extreme temperatures. Additionally, the compact, slim Algiz XRW weighs in at only 1.5 kg.

Handheld reports that the Algiz XRW presents an array of mobile capabilities in the field. It has integrated GPS functionality, Bluetooth for short-range wireless connection to other equipment, and 802.11 b/g/n WLAN if users have a local network they would like to sync with. An optional 3G modem can provide high-speed GSM/UMTS/EVDO data transmission. The Algiz XRW comes with optional Gobi 2000 technology which means users will be able to work on their choice of wireless frequency anywhere in the world. Also, users can put in a full day's work with a 57.6 Wh battery that works for 8 hours on a charge.

The Algiz XRW features a built-in 2-megapixel auto-focus camera that allows video conferencing in the field. And viewing information on the 10.1-inch screen is easy under any conditions with MaxView technology that provides a high level of visibility even in direct-sunlight conditions. Field data can be quickly backed up using an SD card in the provided slot, and users can choose from multiple connectivity options using two USB 2.0 ports and one RS232. The Handheld Algiz XRW also offers an optional Kensington lock for in-the-field security.

Accessories include: vehicle cradle, USB office dock, carrying equipment, vehicle charger and screen protectors.

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