Handheld intros the Algiz XRW rugged netbook
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The Swedish company Handheld has launched a new “ultra-rugged” netbook, called Algiz XRW. This portable PC runs on a Windows 7 Ultimate operating system and is reportedly aimed at field workers, who need a sturdy device with “a slim, lightweight and compact design”. According to the manufacturer, the XRW model has an IP54 rating and is compliant with the MIL-STD-810G military-grade standard for toughness, which means the 1.5kg laptop is protected against vibration, multiple drops, dust and water.
Under the hood, the new Algiz netbook features a Dual-Core Cedar Trail Intel Atom N2600 central processing unit operating at a frequency of 1.6GHz (the chip incorporates the Intel GMA 3600 graphics card), 4GB of DDR2 RAM and a 128GB Solid-State Drive. Moreover, the rugged mini-laptop is equipped with a 10.1-inch LED-backlit touchscreen display that offers a maximum supported resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels.
In terms of connectivity, users are provided with a duo of USB 2.0 ports, an RS-232 port, an SD card reader slot, Ethernet LAN as well as Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and 3G (Gobi 3000) antennas. Handheld claims the Algiz XRW measures 40mm (1.6-inch) at its thickest point and comes with an integrated u-blox GPS navigation, TPM chip (Trusted Platform Module) for enhanced security and a 2MP front-facing web camera.
Other specs presumably include an illuminated keyboard, VGA output, stereo speakers and a built-in 5200mAh battery that lasts for around 8 hours.