High-spec, rugged convertible notebook and tablet PC

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Kontron is introducing the fully rugged Kontron NotePAC Duo PC, equipped with a flip-and-rotate display to instantly convert the notebook into a tablet PC.

With its 1.2GHz Intel Core Duo U2500 processor, Intel 945 GMS chipset and up to 2GB of DDR-RAM, the dual-core and dual-use convertible rugged Kontron NotePAC Duo offers outstanding mobile performance and an operation time of up to nine hours with only one lightweight battery pack.

Designed to meet strenuous everyday demands, the convertible Kontron NotePAC Duo is suitable for field personnel in a variety of application areas, include on-site, menu-based data acquisition and computer-aided maintenance in the field.

The lightweight (2.2kg) Kontron NotePAC Duo with magnesium alloy chassis is fully MIL-STD810-F compliant and IP54 dust and rain protected. Graphics provided by the directX 9.0c compliant Intel GMA 950 are displayed on a 10.4 inch XGA (1024x768) or wide 12.1 inch WXGA (1280x800) resistive touch-screen. Optionally, an extremely rugged display with protective digitiser screen and stylus pen offers extreme dirt resistance for hard-core outdoor usage. The Kontron NotePAC Duo provides a sunlight-readable option and a built-in light sensor that automatically adjusts screen brightness according to the ambient light for optimal legibility under all conditions.

With embedded GSM, GPRS, UMTS (HSDPA/EVDO), WLAN 802.11a/b/g and Bluetooth V2.0 class 2, the Kontron NotePAC Duo allows access to next-generation wireless data networks almost anywhere in the world. 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet-T, analogue 56k modem, 2x Cardbus, 2x USB 2.0, 1x COM and VGA complete the feature set. Field personnel will also appreciate the built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam for on-site documentation or video conferencing, making the Kontron NotePAC Duo an excellent collaboration platform for working cross-site.

The external USB combo drive (CD write, DVD read) or USB dual drive (CD/DVD write) reduces system size and weight. The rugged docking station with additional ports (2x RS232, 2x USB, LPT, Line in/out, 2 x USB) and a pass-through antenna port for a wireless modem makes the Kontron NotePAC Duo suitable for in-vehicle applications and, with the optional internal GPS module, even helps with navigation.

This convertible notebook and tablet PC is available now with Windows XP or Windows XP Tablet edition 2005 (with digitiser screen).

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