Roper Mobile Technology, the same folks that brought us the Switchback UMPC, now comes the Duros ruggedized Tablet PC.
This sweet little piece of technology sports some interesting specs including 8.4 inch active matrix touch screen, choice of two mobile processors, up to 120 GB hard drive, 1 GB of RAM and all the usual ports you’d expect to find on any laptop. However, it’s the extra special features not found on most laptops, that really make this stand out. For starters, the Duros can operate in a temperature range of 122 degrees F down to -4 degrees. It’s also wind and dust proof, resists 95% humidity, and has been drop tested from four feet onto a concrete floor. Roper claims that the device is built to military specifications for vibration and functional shock as well.
But I know what you’re thinking, what good is a PC these days if you can’t access the Internet. Well, Roper has you covered in that category as well. The Duros is can be configured with standard Wi-FI, Bluetooth, GSM, EDGE, GPRS, and UMTS. It also comes standard with GPS capabilities as well. All of those great acronyms basically mean you should have no problems getting connected from virtually any country in the World.
Of course, there is no price listed for the tablet, but it’s probably one of those “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it” deals. Still, this looks like it would be a great device for blogging from Everest Base Camp or while hiking in Patagonia. If anyone over at Roper wants to send one of these my way, I’m happy to put it through it’s paces for you! Now I wonder if I can play World of Warcraft on that thing…
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Just what we bloggers need eh Kraig! 🙂
Yep! Just what we need. Of course, then we’d ALWAYS be plugged in, which has it’s positives and negatives. 😉
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