NEC’s ShieldPRO Tablet PC: New, Tough, and Ugly

nec shieldpro tablet pc

People must like dropping their laptops, because laptop manufacturers continue to churn out ruggedized laptops, such as the ShieldPRO Tablet from NEC. This is one tough tablet: it can survive 3-foot drops onto concrete, -20C to 50C (-4F to 122F) temperatures, dust, sand, even being fully submerged in water. The ShieldPRO is encased in 48mm (1.89 inch) thick magnesium alloy, weighs 3.5kg (7.7 pounds), and is powered by a 1.2GHz Core Solo cpu. It comes with up to 2GB of memory and 60GB of hard disk space, 1024×768 12.1-inch screen, 8-hour battery life, and numerous ports. You can even order the ShieldPRO with Linux preinstalled, and/or a solid state disk for improved robustness. The ShieldPRO will be available for $2,600 in january in Japan. — Mike Payne

[via Engadget]

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