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TabletKiosk intros a couple "Tough" customers!!!



Well, the devices they keep a coming!  This time it is an introduction of another “tuffie”.  Seems more and more that OEM’s are getting the idea we users are abusive!

Our very own forum Sponsors, TabletKiosk, is introducing two new ruggedized devices, one UMPC, and one Tablet PC.  Here is the info straight from their press release today:

First the eo TufTab v7112XT UMPC:

“As TabletKiosk’s first Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) designed to endure physical stress and withstand harsher environmental conditions than a standard computer, the eo TufTabâ„¢ v7112XT is the ideal solution for field work,  warehousing, mobile point of sale, data collection and other jobs in which a computer endure excess handling. Its rugged construction complements the 7” UMPC form factor when used for accessing touch screen applications, taking handwritten notes, entering data and communicating over a wireless network. 

The eo TufTabâ„¢ v7112XT, available in either black or white, features 802.11 b/g wireless LAN, Bluetooth ® 2.0, a  sunlight viewable 7” TFT LCD touch screen with LED backlighting, SD-IO slot and a PCMCIA Type II PC card slot for maximum connectivity and expandability. For enhanced security, the eo TufTabâ„¢ v7112XT also features an integrated biometric fingerprint reader.

Powered by a 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ® ULV processor and preloaded with a choice of Microsoft Windows Vistaâ„¢  Business, Windows ® XP Tablet Edition or SUSE Linux, the eo TufTabâ„¢ v7112XT was designed to deliver a productive and efficient mobile computing experience.”

eo TufTabâ„¢ v7112XT Fast Facts:
Processor: VIA C7-M ® ULV, 1.2 GHz, 5W, 400MHz FSB
Memory 1.0 GB DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive: 40 GB,1.8” IDE Ultra DMA PATA HDD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vistaâ„¢ Business, Windows ® XP Tablet Edition or SUSE Linux
Display: 7” LCD sunlight viewable touch screen (80 gram sensitivity)
Expansion: 1x PCMCIA 2.1 Type II 32-bit PC Card Slot
Wireless: 802.11 b/g networking / Bluetooth ® 2.0
I/O: 1 x USB 2.0
1 x Headphone jack, Built-in Stereo Microphone
1 x HD15 VGA (Dual Screen Support)
1 x 10/100 Mbps Full Duplex 32-bit Ethernet (RJ45)
Digital camera
Security: Biometric Fingerprint Reader
Weight: 1.97 lbs (895 grams) with standard 4-cell battery
Dimensions: 206 x 135 x 29 mm (8.1” x 5.31” x 1.14”)
Ratings: IP53 compliant for resistance to water and dust; Shock/ Drop/ Vibration: 75cm


And now the Sahara TufTabâ„¢ i310XT Tablet PC:

The Sahara TufTabâ„¢ i310XT, was designed to meet the needs of mobile enterprise users who employ applications to operate and track business applications. By combining a semi-rugged design with the full functionality of Windows ® XP Professional and the convenience of touch screen input, mobile workers can input data at maximum speed and processing efficiency wherever their work takes them.
The Sahara TufTab™ i310XT features a 12.8” wide-angle touch screen, 802.11 b/g wireless LAN, Bluetooth v2.0 and a PCMCIA Type II PC Card slot. For user convenience, the Sahara TufTab™ i310XT can be operated by fingertip or stylus and also features a useful on-screen keyboard, making it possible to type directly onscreen in the familiar QWERTY layout without having to use an external keyboard.

SaharaTufTabâ„¢ i310XT Fast Facts:
Processor: Intel ® Celeron M ULV ZC, 1.0 GHz, 400 MHz FSB
Memory 512 MB DDR2 RAM
Hard Drive: 60 GB, 1.8” IDE Ultra DMA PATA HDD
Operating System: Microsoft ® Windows ® XP Professional or SUSE Linux
Display: 12.8” Widescreen LCD (1280×800) Touch Screen, 170 cd/m brightness
I/O: 1 x PCMCIA Type II 32-bit PC Card slot
1 x SD-IO / MMC
10/100 Mbps Ethernet
3 x USB 2.0
1x Headphone Jack / 1x Mono Microphone Jack
Security: Fingerprint Reader
Dimensions: 244 x 312 x 38.1 mm (9.58” x 12.25” x 1.5”)
Weight: 3.75 lbs. (1.7 kg) with standard 4-cell battery
Rugged: IP53 compliant for resistance to water and dust Shock/ Drop/ Vibration: 75cm

We will of course be doing an InkShow on these units, as soon as they SEND US ONE! (hint-hint to Gail Levy).  Both these machines will be shipping in April 2007, but can be preordered in the next day or so at

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