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DAP Technologies CE8800B

Ruggedized Windows CE tablet
(by Kirk Linsky)

Update 12/13/2010: The DAP CE8800B is now named M8800, bringing it in line with DAP's "Mxxxx" nomenclature for its lineup of handheld computers

The DAP Technologies CE8800 series is a family of rugged handheld tablet computers running Windows CE 5.0 on a 520MHz PXA270 processor. The device measures 9.1 x 7.3 inches, is about two inches thick, and weighs about 2.8 pounds. All models have a single PC Card Type II slot and a SD/SDIO card slot. The base version comes with onboard Ethernet whereas the Wireless Edition models add Bluetooth Class II and 802.11b/g WiFi. Both versions are available either with a 7.2-inch STN transflective display with 640 x 480 pixel VGA resolution or a 7-inch TFT transmissive LCD with wide-format 800 x 480 resolution.

Overall, the Microflex CE8800 fills a market niche abandoned by some of the earlier Windows CE pioneers, that of a CE-based slate with a large VGA color touch display. Almost identical in size and weight to the keyboard-equipped MicroFlex 8640, the CE8800 is a traditional slate for those who prefer a full VGA or WVGA display display to the 640x240 half-VGA that shares the CE8640's frontside with the keyboard. The transflective STN color display is bright enough for graphics intensive work inside and out.

Like all DAP handhelds, the CE8800 is ultra-rugged and highly configurable via its sealed PC Card Type II slot and an expansion bay that can accommodate various modules and interfaces. You can also order the device with a fully integrated 1D/2D CMOS imager barcode scanner, and integrated 1D laser scanner, or equip it with a GPS module.

In September of 2008, DAP Technologies increased the 8800 family's Flash from 128MB to 256 MB DiskOnChip (DOC). The upgrade provides more storage capacity for applications and data without affecting either performance or battery life of the product.

Added/updated Updated 03/2007, 06/2008, 08/2009, 12/2010
Form-factor Ruggedized pen tablet
CPU Speed Marvell PXA270, 520MHz
OS Windows CE 5.0
RAM/ROM 128MB/256MB Storage Flash
Card slots 1 PC Card Type II, 1 SD/SDIO
Display type TFT transmissive or transflective color STN
Display size/res 7.0 WVGA (800 x 480 pixels; 270 nit backlight) or 7.2" STN VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Digitizer/pens touch/1
Keyboard/keys on-screen
Navigation cursor control
Housing plastic/metal
Operating Temp -4 to 122F
Sealing IP67 (3.3 foot immersion)
Shock 4-foot drop onto concrete (IEC 68-2-32 method 1 and MIL-STF-810F 516.5 IV)
Size (WxHxD) 9.1 x 7.3 x 2.1
Weight 2.76 lbs. with battery pack
Power Rechargeable 2400 mAH Li-Ion ("2 to 4 working days")
Interface RJ45, serial on LEMO type connector; RS-232 and Ethernet via cradle or USB host and Ethernet via cradle; expansion bay offers space for custom electronics; integrated 1D / 2D barcode reader (CMOS Imager) or integrated 1D laser barcode scanner
Wireless Wireless Edition adds Bluetooth Class 2 and 802.11b/g
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