When the going gets tough, the tough do not stay put. They get going. Along with the rest of their earthly possessions too, of course. After all, no modern day tough road warrior is going to leave home without his or her smartphone and tablet, and if the latter tends to fail on you, you might want to consider picking up the Algiz 10X rugged tablet instead. Touted to withstand tough weather elements and harsh handling, this 10.1” tablet targets field professionals who require a rugged tablet computing platform which has a screen so good, it displays detailed maps and other visuals even under the bright glare of direct sunlight.
The Algiz 10X has been IP65-rated, where it also meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for protection against dust, water, vibrations, drops, extreme temperatures and varying altitudes. It is lighter than your average entry-level notebook at a mere 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs), taking up just 32 mm (1.2″) of thickness in your traveling bag.
Other hardware configurations in the Algiz 10X include a u-blox GPS receiver and WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS capability, Bluetooth 4.0, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, being WWAN Gobi 3000-ready, an integrated 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, a bunch of connectivity options, all powered by the Intel Atom N2800 dual-core processor with 4GB RAM. It might be powered by Windows 7 Ultimate now, but it sure as heck is ready for some Windows 8 action. No idea on pricing, but the Algiz 10X rugged tablet will arrive next January. [Press Release]