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Mobile Demand xTablet T8700 Rugged Tablet PC

Mobile Demand xTablet T8700 Rugged Tablet PC

by
Linda A. Epstein - March 2008

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The Mobile Demand xTablet T8700 Rugged Tablet PC

With a Solid State Drive and an amazing outdoor screen this rugged Tablet PC can take you to places no other Tablet PC has gone.

The xTablet T8700 I have here has a Intel® Core Duo ULV U2500, 1.2 GHz  with 2Ghz of ram, Shock Mounted, 2.5 inch SSD (Solid State Drive) and the xView Sunlight Readable.  It has been a long time since I've had a Tablet PC with a true outdoor screen here and I have to tell you that I absolutely love flexibility that the outdoor readability of this screen gives me.  This go anywhere, do anything Tablet PC makes me re think my decision not to have a rugged Tablet pc as part of my everyday Tablet arsenal.     In fact the screen alone makes this tablet Pc worth owning for anyone who likes or needs to use their computer outside in sun.

So far I've let it fall down a flight of stairs slinky style, put it in a stream, knocked it off my desk and its still working perfectly and shows no signs of wear and tear, so It's easy to see why company's such as Anheuser-Busch, General Motors and the Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts are so fond of the Mobile Demand Rugged Tablet PC line.

For those of you who need or a rugged Tablet PC Mobile Demands new xTablet 8700 is a an amazing piece of equipment with enough accessories and options to meet the needs of anyone who uses it.

The xTablet 8700 with the The Imager / Bar-code Scanner and Credit Card Reader attached

From the Mobile Demand Web site:

The MobileDemand® xTablet® Rugged Tablet PC was the first Rugged Tablet PC in the world with an integrated numeric keypad. MobileDemand's Rugged Computer can be used anywhere from the shop floor - to the delivery truck - to the check-out line.

  • Meets MIL-STD 810F for ruggedness (drops, shock, sealing, water, dust, temperature)
  • Integrated backlit numeric keypad enables exceptionally easy data entry
  • Integrated imager and bar-code reader makes data collection simple
  • Integrated mag strip reader makes it an instant POS "line busting" tool
  • Long lasting battery - provides 7 hours of uninterrupted use
  • Lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than consumer grade computers
  • Rugged design to survive rough and extreme handling by demanding mobile workers

A View from the Back

The hand strap ont he back of the Mobile Demand xTablet T8700 Rugged Tablet PC makes it easy to walk and work at the same time.  In addition to usability the hand strap is extremely secure and comfortable on your hand.

  

The Mobile Demand xTablet T8700 Tablet PC Windows Experience Index

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Tablet PC Windows Experience Index

Take note not of the base sore but of how high the scores are in general.  

Since the the Mobile Demand xTablet T8700 Tablet PC is not designed or intended for gaming, or watching films on the Windows Aero score is not an important component and not something to give a second though to.

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Preliminary Conclusions

The Color TFT Digitizer & Passive Touch Screen with the xView Sunlight Readable option is a dream come true for those who need or want to be able to use there Table PC outside in full sunlight.  

For those who are in need of a rugged Tablet PC the Mobile Demand xTablet T8700 is the answer to your prayers.  Rugged, Sturdy and easy to hold and with enough accessory options to suit everyone's needs this Tablet PC will be very hard to beat.   

 
Outside in the Sun

The Display on the Mobile Demand xTablet T8700 Tablet PC is an absolute pleasure to use outdoors

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TabletPC2.com will be posting a full review of the Mobile Demand xTablet T8700 Tablet PC in the next week or two.

Specs:  

CPU
  • Intel® Core Duo ULV U2500, 1.2 GHz
    2MB L2 Cache, FSB 533 MHz
OS
  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Windows Vista Business Edition
Display
  • 800 (W) x 600 (H) (SVGA) Color TFT
    Digitizer & Passive Touch Screen Standard
    xView Sunlight Readable Option, 300nit
Dimensions/Weight
  • 10.6" W x 7.2" H x 1.65" D
    (270 mm W x 183 mm H x 42 mm D)
  • 4.60 lb. (2.08 kg) – with high capacity battery
Memory
  • 2GB, 4GB DDR2 RAM
Audio Mono speaker, microphone-in / speaker-out jack
Hard Drive Shock Mounted, 2.5 inch Hard Disk, 80GB
Solid State Drive Optional, 8GB, 16GB, 64GB

I/O ports

System Expansion

  • Compact Flash Type II Slot
  • PC Card Slot Type II-Card Bus 2.1
  • PCI Express Slot (internal)
  • RJ-11 integrated fax/modem
  • RJ-45 10BaseT
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
  • (2) USB 2.0
  • Mini-USB
  • Surface contact docking connector
  • Serial Port (9 pin D-SUB)
Communications
  • 802.11a/g (11/54 Mbps) 2.4 GHz
  • Bluetooth (Class II, optional)
  • Optional : EV-DO, EDGE / GPRS / GSM through PCMCIA slot
    Protective antenna cover maintains sealing, rugged
Battery/power High capacity 6600 mAh Li-ION battery pack
Hot swappable battery system (option)
External belt mounted battery (option)

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