Duros overhauls 8404 rugged tablet

By on July 22, 2009, 12:00 PM
Using almost any mainstream notebook or tablet display in direct sunlight can be frustrating and downright impossible. Acknowledging this, Duros has revamped their 8404 rugged tablet with an 8.4” daylight-readable LED SVGA touchscreen panel. The display boasts a brightness of 1,100 NIT and a 120-degree viewing angle.


In addition to the display overhaul, the 8404 now houses an Intel Atom CPU and a hot-swappable battery inside an IP65-rated solid-aluminum chassis. It can be equipped with Ethernet, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth and features up to 1GB of DDR RAM and 120GB of storage, Intel graphics, one USB 2.0 port and a vehicle dock. There is a boatload of accessories available, and you have a choice between several versions of Windows as well as Linux.

The Duros 8404 ships with a one-year warranty with an optional upgrade to two or three years. I see no word of a price on their site – but you know as well as I do that they’ll take you to the bank and back again.




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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

When I was in the Army (Infantry) we were issued units similar to these. They took a helluva beating but kept on ticking! The display was defiitely tough to read in bright daylight, so glad to see they've fixed that.

syde said:

ahh a toughbook, very nice for field work indeed.

mattfrompa mattfrompa said:

Price will be a big concern for my consideration as I am not a huge fan of working with the Atom processor, although I acknowledge why it was chosen.

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