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Getac rugged V100 tablet gets Core i7 update

Getac rugged V100 tablet gets Core i7 update

Getac has updated its ruggedized convertible tablet PC, the Getac V100, with a 1.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor.  That, the company claims, is good enough for a 47-percent performance boost over the last-gen model - in no small part thanks to Turbo Boost - making it the fastest dual-core ruggedized convertible on the market (a pretty small ecosystem, they must admit).

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LaCie Rugged Safe 500GB HDD Review

LaCie Rugged Safe 500GB HDD Review

With hardly a week passing without another case of misplaced data cropping up in the headlines, taking steps to secure the contents of mobile storage seems all the more topical. Into the fray steps LaCie's Rugged Safe, a 500GB external hard-drive that promises not only basic bump protection but an integrated biometric fingerprint scanner paired with 128-bit AES hardware encryption. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Motion J3500 rugged tablet arrives [Video]

Motion J3500 rugged tablet arrives [Video]

Tablet manufacturer Motion Computing has outed their latest model, and while the J3500 rugged slate may not appeal to the same audience as the iPad (nor come in at quite the same price) that's not to say it's not an appealing machine in its own right.  Packing a 12.1-inch WXGA touchscreen - with various types of touch support on offer - and a choice of Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, the J3500 meets military specifications for bumps, drops and other rough treatment.

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Sonim XP3 Sentinel phone keeps lone workers safe

Sonim XP3 Sentinel phone keeps lone workers safe

Some people work all by themselves in situations where they are far from help and could be seriously injured. These folks need equipment that can stand up to harsh conditions to keep safe. Sonim has announced a new mobile phone that is designed specifically for workers alone in harsh conditions where injury is a daily risk.

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Panasonic Toughbook F9: lightest 14-inch notebook & rugged too

Panasonic Toughbook F9: lightest 14-inch notebook & rugged too

Panasonic have outed their latest rugged notebook, the Toughbook F9, a 14-inch machine that weighs a mere 3.6 pounds; that makes it the industry's lightest 14-inch notebook, despite the extra-sturdy build.  Based around a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-520M processor with a 320GB hard-drive and optional Qualcomm Gobi WWAN, the F9 boasts up to seven hours runtime.

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Garmin GPSMAP 62 series updates a geocaching icon

Garmin GPSMAP 62 series updates a geocaching icon

Garmin has taken the wraps off of their GPSMAP 62 series, an update to the popular GPSMAP 60 series.  The new GPS handheld has a 2.6-inch sunlight-readable LCD display, high-sensitivity chipset with quad helix antenna, and up to 20hrs battery life; three variants will be on offer, ranging from the basic GPSMAP 62 with worldwide shaded-relief mapping, the GPSMAP 62s with a 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, a barometric altimeter and wireless connectivity, and the GPSMAP 62st with preloaded 100K topographic maps for the entire US.

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Motion F5v and C5v rugged tablets get Core i5 and i7

Motion F5v and C5v rugged tablets get Core i5 and i7

The spread of Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 processors continues, with Motion's rugged tablet PCs the latest to pack the vPro chips.  The Motion F5v and C5v both meet MIL-STD-810G and IP-54 standards - meaning you can get them wet or drop them and still keep working - but now have faster CPUs and up to 4GB of RAM.  Motion reckon you'll see not only a 50-percent increase in performance but up to 30-percent increase in battery life.

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General Dynamics offers new Tadpole TOPAZ rugged notebook

General Dynamics offers new Tadpole TOPAZ rugged notebook

General Dynamics has offered up a new rugged notebook that is designed for the most grueling conditions that the military can throw at the machine. The new notebook is called the Tadpole TOPAZ and is designed to meet multiple military standards for ruggedness.

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Samsung NB30 rugged N450 netbook up for sale in UK

Samsung NB30 rugged N450 netbook up for sale in UK

Samsung's ruggedized NB30 netbook looks close to launch, with two UK retailers listing the 10.1-inch Pine Trail based machine as in stock.  Announced back in early January, just after Intel made their Pine Trail Atom chips official, the NB30 has a 1.66GHz N450 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive.

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Samsung AQ100 waterproof & SL605 durable cameras announced

Samsung AQ100 waterproof & SL605 durable cameras announced

As well as the somewhat sober looking TL500 and TL350, Samsung have also brought along a batch of more colorful compact cameras to PMA 2010.  The Samsung AQ100 is a waterproof shooter while the Samsung SL605 is a so-called durable one, each packing 12-megapixel sensors along with 5x optical zooms and 2.7-inch LCD TFT preview displays.

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 and 6020 rugged digicams get tap-control

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 and 6020 rugged digicams get tap-control

Someone warn Beyonce: Olympus' latest Stylus Tough digicams reckon they're the world's fiercest.  The new Olympus Stylus Tough-8010 and Stylus Tough-6020 each pack 14-megpixel sensors, 5x wide-angle optical zooms and 2.7-inch sunlight-visible LCD displays, but the real headline grabbing features are the shockproofing, waterproofing, crushproofing and freezeproofing.  Unlike Beyonce (we're guessing), the two point-and-shoots can withstand 220 pounds of direct pressure.

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Panasonic LUMIX TS2, ZS7 and ZR3 digicams debut

Panasonic LUMIX TS2, ZS7 and ZR3 digicams debut

Panasonic have outed three new digital cameras, including the rugged LUMIX DMC-TS2, the super-zooming LUMIX DMC-ZS7, and the AVCHD Lite HD-friendly LUMIX DMC-ZR3.  Of the three, the TS2 is the most visually striking thanks to its waterproof/shockproof/freezeproof casing; still, it also has a 14.1-megapixel sensor, 4.6x optical zoom and AVCHD Lite HD video recording.

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