Out in the field, one may have encountered the devices of MobileDemand. The company designs ruggedized tablet PCs, barcode scanners, and credit card readers. Recently they announced the latest addition to their lineup, the xTablet T7000.
MobileDemand designed the 2.5-pound unit to withstand temperatures ranging from -4 F to 122 F, repeated drops, and inclement weather. The tablet's specifications remind me of most netbooks; it has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, and a 60GB HDD. Additionally, it includes a 7" touchscreen that is viewable in sunlight. Options of a bar code scanner, RFID reader, SSD, EV-DO, and GPS are also available.
Pricing starts at a whopping $1900. Although not designed or priced for consumer use, the xTablet T7000 is ideal for industrial work. I can see this being used in warehouses or out on construction sites, where replacement costs are frequent and portability is essential.[Windows for Devices]