News Bits: Xplore Unveils Rugged Tablet, Arbor Releases an Atom-based Tablet, Lenovo’s IdeaPad U8 Debuts

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Xplore Unveils Rugged Tablet PC

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Xplore Technologies Corp. announced its new iX104C4 Tablet PC. Our new iX104C4 has the best indoor/outdoor viewable display in the market today and signifies another milestone for Xplore as we continue to innovate in the rugged tablet computing segment, said Mark Holleran, President and Chief Operating Officer of Xplore.

Xplore iX104C4 specs:

  • 1.2 GHz Intel Core Duo processor
  • 50% brighter Dual Mode AllVue Xtreme display technology
  • Integrated RS232/422/485 serial port
  • 2X improved reach with 802.11n, Wi-Fi at 2.4GHz
  • 2X more memory capacity

More and more rugged tablets keep popping up, so I guess the competition is heating up in this market. More choices for all those warehouse, distribution and construction filed workers.

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Arbor Releases an Atom-based Tablet PC

Arbor recently launched the Gladius G0710 Tablet PC, which sports an Intel Atom processor. The G0710 has passed IP-54 certification and met the Military Standard 810F tests for vibration, crash, shock and transit drop, according to the company.

The G0710 comes with a 7-inch sunlight-readable LCD touch screen supporting a resolution of 1024×600, it’s equipped with 2-megapixel CCD camera, microphone, Bluetooth module and Gb LAN. In addition, it provides one serial port and two USB 2.0 ports, eight function keys for operation, one 1.8-inch hard disk drive and 1-4G USB DOM for storage.

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Lenovo’s IdeaPad U8 Finally Debuts

Lenovo’s IdeaPad U8 finally made it’s debut at the Olympic games in Beijing. This functional MID is only available in Asia at the moment and we got a few specs from there. The U8 sports a 4.8-inch touchscreen, the latest sub-3 watt processor from Intel (that would be a Silverthorn-class Atom), up to 2GB memory and 6GB flash storage.

It has dual-cameras, support for China Multimedia Mobile Broadcasting (CMMB) digital television via that USB dongle and 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, EDGE data. No word on pricing or when this will come to the States or for that matter if it will, but we are hoping.

Read More (Engadget)




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