NEC introduces a new tablet notebook in its ShieldPRO rugged line.
The new NED ShieldPRO features an Intel Core 2 Duo U7500 CPU at 1.0Ghz and a LED-backlit 12.1 inch LCD with 750cd/m2 brightness.
Under a rugged notebook NEC understands IP55 compliance for dust and water resistance, surviving a 90 cm drop onto concrete, and withstanding temperatures of -20 to 50 Celsius. The ShieldPRO of course runs a robust OS: Windows XP.
Other features include integrated GPS, 12 hour battery life and SD card slot.
The new NEC ShieldPRO FC-N22A notebooks will start shipping in June.
Via this NEC press-release (Japanese).
The NEC ShieldPRO competes against the Panasonic Toughbook.