Hardcore outdoor types with lantern jaws will be whooping in their Goretex trews at the prospect of getting their hands on the new rugged Archer Field PC Pocket PC by Juniper Systems.
Designed for ‘in-the-field information management’, the super tough Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 device is waterproof and dustproof to IP67, and laughs in the face of 5 foot drops on to concrete.
Sporting a magnesium case clad in a protective elastomer overmould, the Archer Field PC measures 6.5″ x 3.5″ x 1.7″ (165 x 89 x 43 mm) and weighs 17 ounces (482 grams).
Lurking inside, there’s a nippy Intel Xscale PXA270 CPU running at 520MHz, with 64MB RAM and 128MB flash ROM.
Memory can be expanded by using either the Compact Flash (Type I or Type II) or SD slot, with all the connectors fully sealed against the elements.
The 3.5″ (89 mm) TFT active matrix transflective LCD offers QVGA resolution (240 x 320 pixels) and supports portrait and landscape views.
The rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack serves up 20 hours on a full charge, with 3 to 4 hours needed to completely recharge the battery.