If the name Trimble sounds familiar to you, that’s because we were able to cover its own Trimble Yuma tablet PC many years ago. But just as we thought that it’s going obsolete, the company is announcing its next-generation rugged tablet called the Yuma 2. A spin-off to its first-generation Yuma tablet PC, the Yuma 2 offers full office capabilities in the many fields such construction, transportation, utilities, and any other outdoor or service-related industry. Sporting a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen, the Yuma 2 is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom dual-core processor and is supported by a 4GB DDR3 DRAM and a 64 GB solid state drive.

Other notable features include a 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, a Kensington security slot, dual battery with eight hours of typical run-time, an extended battery set, a 128 GB SSD option, and 3.75G cellular data connectivity. Unfortunately, the Yuma 2 will not be among the first line of tablets to run Windows 8. Users will have to be contended with its Windows 7 operating system. The Yuma 2 truly lives up to its name, thanks to its IP65 and MIL-STD-810G certifications. Expect this tablet to hit stores later this year.

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