Handheld Launches New Version of its Algiz XRW Ultra-Rugged Notebook with Performance Improvements
(Canada Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
LIDKOPING, Sweden, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Handheld Group, a fast-growing manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and
smartphones, today announced the launch of the new version of its
highly popular Algiz XRW rugged notebook. The updated Algiz XRW is considerably faster than its
predecessor, and has twice the amount of RAM.
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The new Algiz XRW is a slim, lightweight, compact and fully rugged
notebook that delivers unprecedented performance in the field. Its
10.1-inch touchscreen display features MaxView technology, providing
spectacular screen clarity and brightness in any outdoor condition,
even direct sunlight. The Algiz XRW is one of the lightest and most
compact rugged notebooks on the market, weighing in at a mere 1.6
kilograms, or 3.5 pounds.
New Algiz XRW features include:
A fast and powerful N2600 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel® ATOM™ processor.
A larger 128 GB solid-state disk.
Twice the memory, with 4 GB of DDR2 RAM.
Newly optimized integrated u-blox GPS for better field performance.
Added data security with TPM chipset
Improved wireless WAN with the optional Gobi™ 3000 technology.
"The new version of Algiz XRW is considerably faster and
better-performing than earlier versions," said Johan Hed, product
manager at Handheld Group. "The new ATOM processor is very impressive -
it's powerful and almost twice as fast as its predecessors, yet
energy-efficient with long battery life. In addition, we have increased
the cache and RAM memory, improved the graphics capabilities, and we
have optimized GPS performance to make the Algiz XRW the best in its
class of mobile computing tools."
The full-featured and lightweight Algiz XRW offers an array of mobile
capabilities. It comes standard with Bluetooth, WLAN and GPS - features
many other products add on as extras - as well as a built-in
2-megapixel autofocus camera that allows video conferencing in the
Its keyboard and mouse touchpad are fully sealed and illuminated by two
LED lights, and it carries an IP65 rating for protection against sand,
dust and water. It passes MIL-STD-810G ruggedness testing, including
drop tests from 1.2 meters, and can handle extreme temperatures from
-20 C to 55 C.
The new Algiz XRW has a powerful N2600 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel® ATOM™
processor, and it includes a 128 GB solid-state disk and 4 GB of RAM.
It runs the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system just like any PC in an
office, and is ready for Windows 8.
An optional 3G modem provides high-speed GSM/UMTS/EVDO data
transmission. The Algiz XRW is ready for Gobi 3000 technology, which
means it's possible to work on any choice of wireless frequency
anywhere in the world. The 57.6 Wh battery works up to eight hours on a
Like the rest of Handheld's lineup of rugged PDAs, smartphones and
mobile computers, Algiz XRW is specifically developed for use in tough
environments in industries such as mining, geomatics, logistics,
forestry, public transportation, construction, utilities, maintenance,
military and security.
The new Algiz XRW is available for order immediately, with shipments
starting at the end of February 2013. The price point remains
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The Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs
and smartphones. Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete
mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics,
logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction,
maintenance, mining, military and security. The Handheld Group of
Sweden has local offices in Finland, the U.K., the Netherlands, Italy,
Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. For more information,
please see Handheld Group.
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