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Handheld upgrades Algiz 10X rugged tablet for Feb. 2015


February 18, 2015
By Renée Francoeur


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February 18, 2015 – Handheld Group has announced a “major upgrade” to its Algiz 10X rugged computer.

The Algiz 10X, a 10-in. tablet designed for field professionals, now features the new Windows 8.1 Pro operating system and a more powerful processor that speeds startup and operation, increases software compatibility and doubles processor performance, said the company.

Windows 8.1 Pro offers enhanced features to help users easily connect to company networks, access one PC from another, encrypt data and more.

“By using the very latest operating system available from Microsoft, customers can now enjoy quicker startup and operation, increased software compatibility and improved support for touchscreen-based tablets, among other benefits,” said Johan Hed, Handheld’s director of product management.

The new Algiz 10X also carries the powerful Intel quad-core N2930 1.83 GHz processor with 2.16 GHz boost. This processor allows for both higher performance and cooler running temperatures. Compared to the Algiz 10X’s previous processor, the N2930 more than doubles performance benchmarking, RAM support, number of cores and performance per watt, said Handheld.

“We have dramatically increased performance levels without sacrificing operating time or mechanical design,” Hed added. “We have also improved our wireless communication support. Besides 802.11 b/g/n on 2.4 GHz, we now support both 802.11ac and 802.11a on 5 GHz. The upgraded Algiz 10X also supports LTE, which provides substantially faster data speeds, both up- and downstream, and increased overall network coverage.”

The Algiz 10X is IP65-rated and meets MIL-STD-810G military standards, meaning it’s protected against dust, water, vibrations, drops and extreme temperatures.