Handheld US Introduces Algiz 13 Rugged Notebook Computer

By PRESS RELEASE — June 16, 2008

Rugged convertible notebook with a host of integrated features now available for ordering
 

CORVALLIS, Ore.-- Handheld US introduced the new Algiz 13 rugged notebook computer. The Algiz 13 is a convertible notebook computer which means that users can use it like a tablet or flip the screen for a more typical laptop configuration. It employs magnesium casing for extra protection, and it meets IP54 and MIL-STD-810F military standards for accidental drops, dust and water. It also operates in temperatures ranging from -4 to 122 deg. F.

The Algiz 13 features a powerful 1.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Merom ULV processor and up to 4 GB of DDR II 667 industrial-grade RAM. The Algiz 13 includes a shock-mounted 120 GB (up to 160 GB optional) 2.5-inch hard drive with G-Sensor Protection, and it runs either the Windows XP Tablet PC edition or Windows Vista Business operating system.

Users can choose from a host of communication options when they're out in the field, given the Algiz 13's multiple integrated wireless capabilities. It offers up to three simultaneous radios modems, WLAN 802.11 a/b/g, Bluetooth and optional WAN/GPRS, and a fully integrated GPS receiver -- providing highly reliable connectivity across the range of wireless networks. Designed for expansive radio frequency coverage, it features internal antennas, and the magnesium case provides RF shielding and extensive RF noise filtering.

The Algiz 13 has a full keyboard that is dust- and water-protected. The 13.3" XGA (1280x800) TFT display is readable even in sunlight. It comes with built-in resistive touch screen capability and an onscreen QWERTY soft keypad. The 7800 mAh Li-ion battery runs up to six hours.

"At Handheld, our goal is to provide our customers with the most complete line of rugged computers anywhere. Period," said Dale Kyle, president of Handheld US. "The new Algiz 13 allows us to expand into a new category -- that of the rugged notebook -- to give our customers yet another option for getting their work done."

The Algiz 13 is available for ordering immediately. The first customer shipment is expected by late August. 

About Handheld
Handheld US is a North American distributor of rugged PDAs and handheld computers. Handheld US and its partners deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as logistics, forestry, public transportation, construction, military, and security. Handheld US a subsidiary of HHCS Handheld AB of Sweden.

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