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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
  • Networking:
    • 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
  • Expansion:
    • 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.