Handheld Group have announced their latest in the line of ultra-rugged tablet computers – the all-new Algiz 8X – that delivers everything that modern field workers need from their computers.

Able to withstand some of the most harsh conditions including pperating temperature of -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F) and storage temperatures of -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F), the Algiz 8X is the most compact and ergonomic Windows tablet ever developed by Handheld.

Featuring the latest communication capabilities including LTE and dual-band WLAN, the Algiz 8X has an 8-inch projective capacitive touchscreen that is ultra-bright and built for outdoor use. You can enable the glove mode or rain mode and it offers seamless operation in changing weather.

The chemically strengthened glass can take a beating — it survives an impact test in which a 64-gram steel ball is dropped on the screen 10 times from a height of 1.2 meters. The Algiz 8X also comes with an optional active capacitive stylus.

Some of the other powerful features of the rugged tablet are u-blox GPS and GLONASS, BT 4.2 LE, A rear-facing 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash, LAN port, COM port or barcode scanner options. It also features a “backpack” system that allows users to add custom features and electronics.

The Algiz 8X is rigorously tested for use in tough outdoor and industrial environments. It’s IP65-rated for dust and water ingression and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for operating and storage temperatures, drops, vibration, humidity, and altitude.

The tablet can be pre-ordered right now, with deliveries commencing in March.

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Lawrence John is a senior editor at TopExaminer. He has worked in the retail industry for more than 8 years. He loves to write detailed product reviews.

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