Notebook for rugged mobile computing

Handheld US' Algiz XRW notebook features new technology and communication possibilities.

Corvallis, Ore., September 17, 2010—Handheld US announced the new Algiz XRW rugged notebook. The Algiz XRW is a fully rugged laptop with a 10.1-inch widescreen featuring sunlight-readable MaxView screen technology and a powerful 2-GHz Intel Atom processor. It includes a 64-GB solid state disk and 2-GB of DDR2 RAM. The Algiz XRW runs the Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate operating system, just like the PCs in the office.

The full-featured and lightweight Algiz XRW presents an array of mobile capabilities. The Algiz XRW comes standard with Bluetooth, WLAN and GPS as well as a built-in 2-megapixel autofocus camera that allows video conferencing in the field.

An optional 3G modem can provide high-speed GSM/UMTS/EVDO data transmission. The Algiz XRW is ready for Gobi 2000 technology—which means you’ll be able to work on your choice of wireless frequency anywhere in the world. And you can put in a full day’s work, with a 57.6-Wh battery that works for 8 hours on a single charge.

“The Algiz XRW represents a key milestone where we have broadened our product range and introduced an innovative product for the world of rugged mobile solutions,” said Jerker Hellström, CEO of Handheld Group. “Our new product fulfills all the market requirements: lightweight and mobile, long battery life, fast processing speed, best in class screen, and all features fully integrated and built rugged from the inside and out.”

The rugged Algiz XRW is a powerful performer that weighs in at only 1.5 kilos. Its keyboard and mouse-touchpad, illuminated by two led lights, are fully sealed, and it carries an IP65 rating against sand, dust and water. It passes MIL-STD-810F ruggedness testing, including drop tests from 1.2 meters, and can also handle extreme temperatures from -21C to 70C.

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