For people out there doing actual work (like tech blogging, for instance), there’s the need for a tablet like the GammaTech T7Q Windows slate, starting at $2,000. Standing out like an M9 tank among the daily driver tabs, the sealed magnesium unit meets military specs for environmental nasties — while packing a 7-inch resistive-touch TFT WSVGA LCD, Intel Atom N2600 or N2800 processor, 5MP camera with geotagging, compass, gyroscope and an mSATA SSD. It can also be accessorized to the nines with items like RFID, magnetic stripe readers and GPS through an assortment of connectors and expansion slots. To top it off, there’s three different lock-down methods for your your data: TPM1.2 security, built-in BIOS safeguards and a Kensington lock connector — plus Computracing ability piled on, for good measure. Sure, this guy is intended for oil rigs and desert archaeological digs, but hauling one out at Starbucks might give you a whole new level of shabby-chic cred — if you’ve got the cash.
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GammaTech rugged T7Q launches at $2k and up, promptly steals your iPad’s lunch money originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:33:00 EST.