The Right Productivity Tool for the Job

Ben E. Keith beer sales rep goes from a hot car to a convenience store cooler to take inventory at several stops throughout the day.

People use tools all the time that aren’t really designed for the job.  A weekend painter uses a board across a couple of chairs as makeshift scaffolding. A do-it-yourself woodworker uses a hand sander instead of a power sander. In some cases, people just try to make do with what they have. In others, people […]

Rugged Getac V100 Tablet PC Navigates World’s Longest Road

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For the 75th Anniversary of the Pan-American Highway, the longest “motorable” road in the world, adventurer Rainer Zietlow is driving a team from Argentina up through the continents to Alaska on the TDI-Panamericana Endurance Challenge. Guiding them on this nearly 16,000 mile trek, providing maps and guidance, is a Getac V100 rugged Tablet PC.   

GBM InkShow: ARMOR X7 Rugged Tablet PC – “Tough Enough”

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Got my hands on another rugged Tablet PC recently: the ARMOR X7 from DRS Technologies, the smaller brother to the X10gx I reviewed earlier. But don’t let the size fool you. It may be petite by comparison, but it’s just as rugged. Definitely tough enough.   

ARMOR X10gx Rugged Tablet Now Sprint Certified

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Just got word that the ARMOR X10gx rugged Tablet PC is now certified for the Sprint 3G network. While built-in mobile connectivity is falling out of fashion due to mobile hotspot and phone tethering, not many of those devices are designed to take a beating. For reliability in harsh environments, on-board connectivity in a tough […]

ARMOR X7 packs full computing power in small rugged package

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As mentioned earlier, DRS Tactical Systems is releasing a new Tablet PC that features the small and fast Intel 310 Series solid state drive. Just announced are the details of that release, a smaller, lighter brother to their X10, the ARMOR X7.   

GBM InkShow: ARMOR X10gx Rugged Tablet PC – “Tough yet Fun”

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Can’t say I have a particular need for a rugged Tablet PC capable of withstanding dust and debris, crashes against the pavement, a jog through the rain, or explosive environments. But if I did, I’d definitely keep the ARMOR X10gx from DRS Technologies on my list.   

Panasonic Toughbook U1 UMPC updated to “Ultra” status

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Been more than two years since we saw the debut of the Panasonic Toughbook U1 rugged UMPC. But now it’s been updated with a brighter screen and better innards as the Toughbook U1 Ultra, which in no way reminds me of the Samsung Q1 upgrade to Samsung Q1 Ultra.   

ARMOR X10gx Rugged Tablet PC set to deploy in September

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If you’re out in the field, getting your hands dirty, and have a need for real mobile computing, i.e., the kind that can handle being dragged through the mud and kicked in the head, the new ARMOR X10gx from DRS Tactical Systems is aiming for you.   

InkShow: MobileDemand xTablet T7000 Keeps Pace with Red Bull Racing

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As we reported last month, MobileDemand is an official sponsor of the Red Bull Racing Team. The NASCAR team runs two cars and is using MobileDemand xTablet T7000′s to work more efficiently and to improve communication. I visited the Red Bull Racing team at its shop in North Carolina and as it prepped for a […]

Panasonic Toughbook 19 gets tougher, faster, still can’t fly

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Panasonic announced an update for their Toughbook 19 (which sports a 10″ screen, not 19″). It now features an Intel Core i5-540UM processor with Turbo Boost for speeds up to 2.0GHz and vPro for motherboard-level security. It also tops MIL-STD-810G certification with the ability to withstand a six-foot drop (probably still won’t pass helicopter test). […]

InkShow: MobileDemand xTablet T7000 at the Shooting Range

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MobileDemand is just starting to ship the xTablet T7000 out to its customers and they were kind enough to send one over for us to torture. The first place I decided to beat up the xTablet T7000 was at the shooting range. Just to get this out of the way, we did NOT shoot the […]

Motion Computing J3400 Goes for a Test Flight

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A couple of Aussie tableteers took a Motion Computing J3400 for a test flight in a small airplane to see how it’d perform in the cockpit. The pilot is looking to replace his HP TC1100 and it sounds like he found a good alternative in the J3400. The outdoor display seems like a must-have for […]

Doster Construction Chooses Motion Computing F5 Tablet PC

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A construction site would normally be the last place a one would expect to see a Tablet PC. With the number of rugged tablet models being made available today, though, more and more companies are beginning to see the value of a full Windows operating environment paired up with a rugged inking system. Doster Construction […]

GBM Shortcut: Motion Computing J3400 Boot Speed Test

What good are specs if you can’t show something off, right? Well, in this GBM Shortcut I demo Motion Computing’s J3400 Tablet PC with their improved 1.6 ghz processor, 64 gb SSD, 4 gb of RAM, and Windows 7 Build 7201. Cold boot: 26 seconds Shutdown: 5 seconds All GBM Shortcuts are sponsored by Lenovo […]

Motion Computing J3400 Now the Fastest Slate Tablet PC On the Planet

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You know that Motion Computing J3400 Tablet PC I’m enjoying the heck out of? Well, Motion has now made the Core 2 Duo 1.6 ghz option available for ordering, the first slate vendor to do so, thus making it the fastest slate tablet pc out there. Update: Watch our boot speed test video here. Press […]

Motion Computing J3400 Tablet PC with Windows 7 Build 7201 = Awesome!

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Guess what I’ve got in my hot little hands and am inking all over? A Motion Computing J3400 Tablet PC with: Windows 7 Build 7201 (that’s right – more recent than the RC), complete with Windows 7 ready Motion Dashboard, Motion QuickNav, camera, buttons, and rotation all working. This is as close to an OEM […]

Love Tablet PCs? Become a Fan of MobileDemand

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A lot of businesses are turning to Facebook to create community around their products. It is quickly becoming an important way for companies to communicate directly with the people most interested in their product offerings, as well as get sneak peeks at new products, offer input into new designs, etc. Recognizing the value in connecting […]

Motion Computing Webinar, Get $500 Off J3400 Tablet PC

If you or your company has been thinking about purchasing a Motion Computing J3400 Rugged Tablet PC, then be sure to attend Motion’s webinar on Tuesday, June 9th at 11:am CST. All attendees will be eligible to receive $500 off their purchase of a J3400 Tablet PC. That’s likely the best money you’ll ever earn […]