Handheld announces major upgrade to Algiz 10X rugged tablet

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Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has announced a major upgrade to its Algiz 10X rugged computer. The Algiz 10X, a 10-inch tablet designed for field professionals, now features the new Windows 8 operating system and a much more powerful processor that speeds startup and operation, increases software compatibility and doubles processor performance.

The Algiz 10X is IP65-rated and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards, which means it is protected against dust, water, vibrations, drops and extreme temperatures. It has a large, 10.1-inch touchscreen with outstanding screen visibility, yet it weighs just 1.3 kilograms (2.9 pounds) and is only 32 millimeters (1.2 inches) thick.

Handheld has announced a major upgrade to the Algiz 10X. The rugged computer now features the new Windows 8.1 Pro operating system (which is downgradeable to Windows 7 for maximum flexibility). Windows 8.1 Pro offers enhanced features to help users easily connect to company networks, access one PC from another, encrypt data and more.

"By using the very latest operating system available from Microsoft, customers can now enjoy quicker startup and operation, increased software compatibility and improved support for touchscreen-based tablets, among other benefits," says Johan Hed, Handheld's director of product management.

The new Algiz 10X also carries the powerful Intel quad-core N2930 1.83 GHz processor with 2.16 GHz boost. This processor allows for both higher performance and cooler running temperatures. Compared to the Algiz 10X's previous processor, the N2930 more than doubles performance benchmarking, RAM support, number of cores and performance per watt.

"We have dramatically increased performance levels without sacrificing operating time or mechanical design," Hed concludes. "We have also improved our wireless communication support. Besides 802.11 b/g/n on 2.4 GHz, we now support both 802.11ac and 802.11a on 5 GHz. The upgraded Algiz 10X also supports LTE, which provides substantially faster data speeds, both up- and downstream, and increased overall network coverage."

Key features of the Algiz 10X ver. 2:

  • Powerful Intel quad-core N2930 1.83 GHz processor
  • 128 GB SSD, expandable via microSD
  • 4 GB of DDR3 RAM
  • Windows 8.1 Industry Pro (downgradeable to Windows 7)
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen with high-brightness MaxView screen technology
  • IP65 rating and conformity to stringent MIL-STD-810G test standards
  • LTE capability with a fully integrated modem and antennas
  • Integrated u-blox GPS receiver and WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS capability
  • Antenna pass-through connectors for both GSM and GPS
  • Several connectivity options, including WLAN and BT, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, VGA and RS232 ports

Like all of Handheld's rugged PDAs, smartphones and mobile computers, the Algiz 10X is specifically developed for field workers in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security.

The upgraded Algiz 10X is available now and orders can be placed immediately.

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