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Feature-packed UMPC survives four-foot drops

May 26, 2009, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"Data Ltd's DLI 8400 is aimed at applications such as field service, fleet management, warehousing, and building inspection, according to the company. The device has a sealed case that is protected by bumpers on all four corners, and rated to meet both the IP54 standard for repelling water and dust, and the MIL-STD810F standard for resisting shock, temperature, and vibration. The unit's polymer shell lets it survive multiple four-foot drops onto concrete, the company adds.

"Data Ltd says the DLI 8400 is powered by an "industrial-class" Atom processor clocked at 1.6GHz, which we take to mean the Z530 with the usual SCH US15W companion chip. According to the company, the device comes with 1GB or 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and mass storage consists of shock-mounted, 1.8-inch hard drives in 60GB or 80GB capacities, or SSDs in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB sizes.

"The DLI 8400 has a seven-inch display, with netbook-like 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, and a touchscreen that's available in either resistive or digitizer versions. Data Ltd. says the screen is "outdoor-readable," and has a 400:1 contrast ratio. Below it, there's an LED-backlit, 35-key keyboard that's available in both QWERTY and numeric configurations."

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