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Acer Enduro : New Range of Rugged MIL-810G Devices!

Acer Enduro : New Range of Rugged MIL-810G Devices!

Acer just announced Enduro – their new range of rugged MIL-810G computing devices! Check them out!

 

Acer Enduro N3 Rugged Laptop

With MIL-STD-810G and IP53 certifications, the Acer Enduro N3 is a 14-inch rugged laptop that is just under 25 mm thick, and weighs less than 2 kg.

It features Corning Gorilla Glass protection for the display, and reinforced corners for the chassis, and water-resistant Aquafan that repels water.

It also has drainage holes for the keyboard and seals for the I/O ports to protect the Acer Enduro N3 against exposure to water.

Built around the 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, it comes with 8 GB of onboard memory, 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage, and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 protection.

The Acer Enduro N3 has a rated battery life of 13 hours, which allows it to be a true off-site device.

It is available for pre-order in two variants :

  • Core i7, 8 GB + 256 GBRM 5,699 (approximately US$1,403 / £1,056 / A$1,869 / S$1,881)
  • Core i5, 8 GB + 256 GBRM 4,699 (approximately US$1,157 / £871 / A$1,541 / S$1,551)

 

Acer Enduro T1 Rugged Tablet

The Acer Enduro T1 is a rugged tablet with an optional portfolio keyboard, weighing less than 500 grams.

With MIL-STD-810G and IP54 certifications, the Enduro T1 can survive drops of 122 cm, and is resistant against dust and water.

Its display is designed to work with gloves, and is protected by a layer of reflection-free Corning Gorilla Glass.

Acer offers processor options of either an Intel Celeron, or a MediaTek MT8385; with 64 GB of eMMC storage, and a 10 hour battery life.

It is available for pre-order, with a starting price of RM 1,599 (approximately US$394 / £296 / A$524 / S$528)

 

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Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme : Light + Tough!

Dell just released the new Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme tablet that’s designed to take on desert sandstorms and even the harshest Arctic conditions!

Let’s take a look at this new 12-inch tablet, and find out just how tough it is!

 

Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme : Light + Tough!

The Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is a light and powerful 12-inch tablet designed for those who have to work in challenging conditions.

It now comes with an ultra-bright 1000 nits Full HD display, with anti-glare coatings to use in harsh sunlight. This display is also glove-responsive, and multi-touch capable.

High Performance In A Small Package

The Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core processor, with vPro Core i7 and Core i5 options.

It comes with a PCIe NVMe SSD, with storage capacities from 128 GB all the way to 2 TB, with self-encryption options for those who work with sensitive data.

Toughened For Extreme Environments

The Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is built to withstand the worst environments you can get into. It is IP65-rated against dust and water ingress, and is both MIL-STD-810G/H and Class 1 Div 2 certified.

It has also been drop-tested from a height of 1.2 metres at the Dell Latitude Rugged Lab, and tested to withstand a wide temperature range of -29 to 64 Celsius.

Hot Swappable Batteries!

It has an optional built-in hot-swappable battery design, which gives you the ability to continue working without interruptions.

Mission Critical Connectivity

The Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme comes with a plethora of connectivity options to ensure that you can stay connected, wherever you are – 802.11ax Wi-Fi, global 4G LTE broadband, and even a GPS module.

Compatibility With Existing Docks

The Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is compatible with most existing Latitude Rugged Extreme tablet vehicle and desk docks, as well as previous-generation accessories.

 

Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Specifications

Specifications Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)
Display 11.6-inch Full HD touchscreen display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1000 nits
– Anti-Glare, Anti-Smudge, Polariser, Glove-Capable
Processor Options Intel Core i7-8665U (4 cores, 8 MB cache, vPro)
Intel Core i5-8365U (4 cores, 6 MB cache, vPro)
Intel Core i3-8145U (2 cores, 5 MB cache)
Memory Options 8 GB / 16 GB LPDDR3 (2133 MHz)
Graphics Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
Storage Options 128 GB PCIe NVMe SSD (Class 35)
256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB PCIe NVMe SSD (Class 40)
256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD (Class 40, self-encrypting)
Front Camera 5 MP RGB + IR FHD webcam, with privacy shutter
Rear Camera 8 MP camera with LED flash
Connectivity Options Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (Wi-Fi AC + BT 5.0)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Wi-Fi AX + BT 5.0)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Wi-Fi AX only)
Snapdragon X20 4G LTE card
NEO-M8 GPS card
Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Digital Compass, Gyro, Lid, SAR
Audio Combo headphone and mic jack
Stereo speakers
2 x non-array microphones
Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type A (with Power Delivery)
1 x USB 3.0 Type C (PowerShare / DisplayPort(
1 x combo microphone / headphone jack
Optional mini serial RS-232 port
1 x docking Pogo connector
Optional Backpack Pogo connector
Slots Micro SD and SIM card slot
Kensington lock slot
Battery 34 Whr, 2-Cell ExpressCharge primary battery
34 Whr, 2-Cell secondary battery
Charger Options 45 W / 45 W Type C / 90 W
Dimensions 203.0 mm wide
312.2 mm tall
24.4 mm thick
Weight 1.33 kg

 

Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Price + Availability

The Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme will be available for purchase in early December 2019, with local pricing to be announced later.

 

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Kenxinda Ruggedised Smartphones Torture Test

On the 31st of December, Kenxinda launched their Flattop series of ruggedised mobile devices. The Kenxinda Flattop series consists of five ruggedised smartphones, one ruggedised feature phone and one ruggedised power bank. Take a look at their specifications and prices.

Ruggedised devices are currently a very niche market, but they could well become mainstream as smartphone users start to use their mobile devices to more challenging environments. How often have you been forced to leave your mobile devices at home, or at the beach?

 

IP68 & MIL-STD-810G

The Kenxinda Flattop mobile devices are waterproof, dust-proof and shock-proof. They are designed to work in harsh conditions, being IP68-certified and MIL-STD-810G rated. That means they will take pretty much all the abuse you can throw at them and still work. Water, dirt and shock will no longer be a problem with one of these devices. Take a look at what they have been dunked in.

Their IP68 rating means they are rated to be impervious to dust, as well as waterproof up to 1.5 meters in depth for up to 30 minutes. It is not known if Kenxinda actually subjected these devices through the extensive and expensive MIL-STD-810G stress tests. They probably just built them to withstand the MIL-STD-810G laboratory tests.

 

Torture Tests Of Kenxinda Ruggedised Smartphones

Kenxinda demonstrated the ability of their ruggedised smartphones to withstand water, dust, dirt and shock at the launch event. Here is the video of their demonstration :

The phones were immersed in water, dirty sandy water and flour. Later, the media was invited to throw the ruggedised devices in any manner they wish. They continued to work normally no matter what abuse we subjected them to. We even tried to scratch the phone screens with sand, but failed to visibly scratch them.

 

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Kenxinda Flattop Ruggedised Mobile Devices Revealed

The smartphone market today can be divided into three segments – the premium segment, medium segment and the budget segment. The premium segment is dominated by Apple and Samsung with smartphones that are made from the best materials available and offer superior user experience. The medium segment is dominated by the likes of OnePlus and Xiaomi with an emphasis on performance. Finally, we have the budget segment with entry-level smartphones at very low cost.

While the premium segment remains relatively rarefied, the medium segment is getting squeezed by the budget segment. With many small manufacturers entering the smartphone market, it is getting harder for them to differentiate their products in such a saturated market.

Kenxinda aims to penetrate this difficult market with focusing on the niche ruggedised devices market. Hence, on the last day of 2015, they officially launched the Kenxinda Flattop series of ruggedised mobile devices, as well as the Kenxinda W3 smartwatch. The stars of the launch were, without doubt, their Flattop series of ruggedised mobile devices.

 

Kenxinda Flattop Launch Video

 

Kenxinda Flattop Ruggedised Mobile Devices

The Kenxinda Flattop mobile devices are waterproof, dust-proof and shock-proof. They are designed to work in harsh conditions, being IP68-certified and MIL-STD-810G rated. That means they will take pretty much all the abuse you can throw at them and still work.

Kenxinda launched a mix of 7 devices – 5 smartphones, together with one feature phone and one power bank. The Kenxinda smartphone models (W5 to W9) run on Android 5.0.1 Take a look at their key specifications and recommended retail prices :

ModelBasic SpecificationsPrice
Kenxinda Flattop W9 Smartphone1.3 GHz octa-core processor
2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage
6.0" HD display
8 MP rear + 5 MP front cameras
4000 mAh battery
4G LTE, dual SIM, dual standby
RM 2,299
~US$ 539
Kenxinda Flattop W8 Smartphone1.3 GHz octa-core processor
2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage
5.5" HD display
8 MP rear + 5 MP front cameras
3000 mAh battery
4G LTE, dual SIM, dual standby
RM 1,699
~US$ 399
Kenxinda Flattop W7 Smartphone1.3 GHz quad-core processor
1 GB RAM + 8 GB storage
5.0" HD display
8 MP rear + 5 MP front cameras
2800 mAh battery
4G LTE, dual SIM, dual standby
RM 1,399
~US$ 329
Kenxinda Flattop W6 Smartphone1.3 GHz quad-core processor
1 GB RAM + 8 GB storage
4.5" QHD display
5 MP rear + 2 MP front cameras
2600 mAh battery
4G LTE, dual SIM, dual standby
RM 1,099
~US$ 259
Kenxinda Flattop W5 Smartphone1.3 GHz quad-core processor
1 GB RAM + 8 GB storage
4.0" display
5 MP rear + 2 MP front cameras
2800 mAh battery
4G LTE, dual SIM, dual standby
RM 899
~US$ 209
Kenxinda Flattop W3 Feature Phone32 MB RAM + 32 MB storage
2.2" TFT display (240 x 320)
< 3 MP rear camera
1800 mAh battery
2G connectivity
RM 239
~US$ 59
Kenxinda Flattop Max7 Power Bank10400 mAh lithium-ion battery
Output current : 2.1 A
Input current : 1.5 A
RM 299
~US$ 69

Kenxinda also demonstrated the ruggedised capabilities of these mobile devices, subjecting them to water, dust and dirt. We were also given the opportunity to throw these mobile devices around. You can check out their demonstration here.

 

Kenxinda W3 Smartwatch

Kenxinda also launched a smaller and more affordable smartwatch – the Kenxinda W3. The name is confusing since Kenxinda also has a Flattop feature phone with the same model number.

[adrotate banner=”4″]The Kenxinda W3 has a 1.44″ LCD display with a resolution of 128 x 128 pixels, and even a 0.8 MP camera built-in! It even has telephony capability through a SIM slot that supports the quad-band GSM network (you don’t need an LTE connection on a smartwatch and the GSM connectivity offers the best battery life).

It has 32 MB of RAM and 32 MB of internal storage, with a microSD slot for additional storage. Its 300 mAh battery is sufficient to provide up to 50 hours of use. The Kenxinda W3 also comes with an integrated FM radio and Bluetooth 3.0 support.

Unbelievably, Kenxinda is pricing the Kenxinda W3 smartwatch at just RM 169 (~US$ 39), with a FREE Bluetooth earphone to boot!

 

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