Fri, 09 May 2003 15:23:27 GMT

The iX104, Xplore's rugged Tablet PC.

iX104.jpgChristopher Coulter tips us off to the new Xplore iX104, a rugged Tablet PC that's really made by Wistron. The iX104 is designed to withstand a lot of abuse, and can handle extreme temperatures and humidty, a four-foot drop onto concrete, and being submerged in water. As far as specs, it has an 866MHz processor, a 10.4-inch LCD screen that automatically adjusts its brightness whether its inside or outside, and the option of using any combination of 802.11b, CDMA2000 1XRTT, or GSM/GPRS for wireless connectivity, with GPS and Bluetooth modules coming later this year. Christopher thinks that the iX104 might prove so popular with military and law enforcement (there's word that the Defense Department is placing a big order) that the best selling Tablet PC of all-time could be one most consumers have never even heard of.