Takes a Licking and Keeps on Doing Something?
Kick it, drop it or just be mean to it, and it keeps on working! No, I am not talking about the latest outsourced technology worker. I am talking about the latest tablet PC from Mobile On Demand, the xTablet T8700.
The xTablet T8700 features a toughened 8.4-inch touchscreen display, a numeric keypad, Gigabit Ethernet, wireless networking and up to 7 hours of battery life, all for a retail price of $3,800.
The T8700 is available with integrated GPS, though no further details of this were given. For data capturing purposes, the device may be equipped with a two-dimensional imager with a depth of field from 2 to 13 inches, a laser scanner that has a depth of field from 1.5 to 30 inches, or a three-track magnetic stripe reader.
Other optional accessories include the vehicle dock already mentioned, plus a desktop counterpart. An available carrying case also includes a keyboard.
Features and specifications listed by Mobile Demand for the T8700 include the following:
- Processor -- Core Duo ULV U2500 processor, clocked at 1.2GHz
- Memory -- 2GB of DDR2 RAM, expandable to 4GB
- Display -- 8.4-inch daylight-readable touchscreen display, 800 x 600 resolution
- Storage -- 80GB, 2.5-inch hard drive, or solid-state disks in 8GB, 16GB or 64GB capacities
- LAN -- Gigabit Ethernet
- WLAN -- 802.11a/b/g
- PAN -- Bluetooth 2.0 (optional)
- Other I/O:
- Integrated fax/modem with RJ11 connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 host
- 1 x serial
- docking connector
- microphone in and speaker out
- CompactFlash Type II slot
- PC Card slot, CardBus 2.1 compatible
- PCI Express slot (number of lanes not cited)
- Dimensions -- 10.6 x 7.2 x 1.7 inches
- Weight, including battery -- 4.6 pounds
- Battery type/life -- 6600 mAh lithium-ion battery pack, providing 7 hours of operation
The xTablet T8700 is available now for $3,800, according to MobileDemand. It comes with either Windows XP Tablet PC Edition or Windows Vista Business Edition.
For more information browse on over to www.mobileondemand.com
Frank J. Ohlhorst