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Sahara TufTab: the tough touch-screen tablet PC


April 25, 2007

April 26, 2007 Tablet Kiosk have commenced shipping their Sahara TufTab heavy-duty touch screen tablet PC, built to be resistant to rain, dust, humidity, extreme temperatures and vibration to make it the most rugged touch-screen tablet PC on the market.

Featuring wireless LAN connectivity, an Intel Celeron 1.0GHz processor, 1.0 GB of RAM and a large 12.1 inch sunlight-viewable widescreen LCD touch screen, as well as Bluetooth, biometric fingerprint scan security and a range of expansion options, the TufTab is a convenient tool for mobile personnel.

It can be used resting on a table, propped up on the inbuilt stand or hand-held using a hand strap. At 1.7 kilos it's easy to carry and use on the go, whether using the stylus or finger-touch capability.

The ultra-mobile PC has an ingress protection rating of IP53, meaning that it it must not allow the ingress of sufficient dust to interfere with its operation, and it is resistant to a spray of water.

It comes standard with Windows XP at the RRP of US$2,099, but SUSE Linux is a factory option.

See the product data sheet (PDF) for full specifications.

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