Quaduro is to join the solid state memory brigade with the launch of a ruggedised tablet PC that has a flash memory drive at its core. The Quaduro Quadpad E84 has an 8.4in touchscreen display and uses an 8GB CompactFlash card to store data.

The Quaduro E84 runs off a 1GHz Intel Celeron M processor with 1GB of RAM, while graphics are powered by a 64MB nVidia chip.

The Quadpad E84 runs Windows XP Embedded, Tablet Edition, Home or Pro and, despite being a heavily ruggedised model, weighs only 1.19kg when fitted with its standard 3-cell battery.

Quaduro – a specialist maker of ruggedised laptops and tablet PCs for vertical markets – is pitching the Quadpad E84 as an ideal robust laptop for business users who need a combination of durability and lightweight. The laptop’s 8.4in touchscreen has a sunlight-readable rating of 330 NITS and a resolution of 800x600.

Connectivity includes 3G and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi as well as 10/100Mbps Ethernet and Bluetooth Class II. Two USB 2.0 ports, a VGA connector for external monitors, plus headphone and microphone jacks and internal speakers complete the Quadpad’s hardware set.

Optional accessories include a docking station, mini keyboard, 12V car adapter, AV adapter and a mini mouse.

Quaduro argues that by designing a laptop with no internal moving parts, battery life can be optimised while boot up and shutdown times are minimised. Its target markets are medical and healthcare professionals, sales forces and logistics and warehousing staff.

The Quaduro Quadpad E84 ruggedised tablet PC is due to go onsale through resellers from September.

For full details and dealer information, see www.quaduro.com.

Quaduro Quadpad E84 ruggedised tablet PC

Quaduro Quadpad E84 ruggedised tablet PC has no internal moving parts and stores data to a CF card

Quadpad E84 side on view

Quadpad E84 side on view