All About Algiz 8X ultra-rugged tablet

Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and tablets, today announced the all-new Algiz 8X ultra-rugged tablet computer. The new Algiz 8X is built for modern field workers who require a powerful, portable computer for mobile tasks.
The Algiz 8X offers communication features such as LTE and dual-band WLAN, along with an 8-inch projective capacitive touchscreen that is ultra-bright and built for outdoor use. Enabling glove mode or rain mode allows for seamless operation in changing weather. The chemically strengthened glass can take a beating — it survives an impact test in which a 64-gram steel ball is dropped on the screen 10 times from a height of 1.2 meters. The Algiz 8X also comes with an optional active capacitive stylus. “The new Algiz 8X is the most compact and ergonomic Windows tablet we have ever developed. We’ve pushed the limits of modern field technology with this product, fulfilling customers’ needs for powerful computing, mobility, outstanding screen performance and battery life. We made no compromises,” says Johan Hed, director of product management.

Tested for ruggedness

The Algiz 8X is rigorously tested for use in tough outdoor and industrial environments. It’s IP65-rated for dust and water ingression and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for:
Operating temperature: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F) — Method 501.5, Procedure II
Storage temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F) — Method 501.5/502.5, Procedure I
Drops: 26 drops from 1.22 meters (4 feet) — Method 516.6, Procedure IV
Vibration: Method 514.6, Procedures I & II
Humidity: 0-95% (non-condensing) — Method 507.5
Altitude: 4,572 meters (15,000 feet) — Method 500.5, Procedure


Specifications Handheld Algiz 8X

Type Rugged Windows tablet
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB (64-bit)
Processor Quad-core Intel “Braswell” Pentium N3710
Processor TDP/SDP 6 watts/4 watts
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 405 (16 EUs)
CPU Speed 1.60GHz (2.56GHz turbo)
Standard/Max RAM 4GB DDR3L-1600
Disk/drive 128GB SSD
Card slots 1 x Micro SDXC, 1 x Micro SIM
Display type Sunlight-readable TFT LCD with chemically strengthened glass, 600+ nits
Display size/res 8.0″ (1,280 x 800 pixel, 16:10 aspect ratio) 189 ppi
Digitizer/pens Capacitive multi-touch (incl. rain and glove modes), optional active capacitive pen
Keyboard/scale Menu, home, F1, F2
Housing Est: Plastic with protective rubber bumpers
Operating Temp -4° to 140° degrees Fahrenheit (-20° to 60° Celsius)
Sealing IP65, MIL-STD-810G, IEC 60529
Shock 26 4-feet drops to concrete per MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6, Procedure IV
Vibration MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6 Procedures I & II
Altitude 15.000 ft at 73°F (4572 meters at 23°C) per MIL-STD-810G, Method 500.5, Procedure I
Size (WxHxD) 8.8 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches (225 x 147 x 24 mm)
Weight 2.18 pounds (990 grams)
Power Hot-swappable 7.6V 5,200mAh 39.5 watt-hour Li-Ion battery; optional extended 7.6V 10,500mAh 76.4 watt-hour Li-Ion
Cameras Front: 2-megapixel; rear: 8-megapixel AF + LED flash
Sensors Ambient light, est: 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyro, eCompass
Scanning Optional 2D barcode reader
Interface 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x micro HDMI, 1 x 3.5mm audio in/out, power; optional: RJ45 LAN, COM
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, integrated u-blox NEO-M8N GPS, 2G/3G/4G LTE (Sierra EM7305 or EM7355); optional barcode reader
List price Starting at US$1,699
Brochure Algiz 8X product brochure (PDF)
Web Algiz 8X product page

Orders and availability

Starting at US$1,699, orders can be placed immediately, units will be in stock in March 2017. The Handheld Group of Sweden has subsidiaries in Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, the U.K., Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. For more information, please see


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