Fujitsu has launched a water and dust proof tablet, Arrows Tab Q582/F, running Windows 8 at the MWC now underway in Barcelona. The Japanese manufacturer has done the same with Android, and now that Windows 8 has arrived, Fujitsu has a tablet dedicated to the Microsoft OS as well.
The 10.1 inch tablet is quite thin at just 9.9 mm. Built around a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 chip, the Arrows Tab Q582/F features 2 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage. The display packs in 1366 x 768 pixels and is remarkably light at just 576 gms. Fujitsu is also claiming a battery life of above 10 hours for the device.
As for its waterproofing credentials, the Arrows Tab Q582/F has been designed to withstand water up to a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 mins with its terminal cap and slot cap closed. The tablet will also be able to withstand water hosed on it from a nozzle having a “diameter of 6.3 mm at a rate of 12.5 liters per minute from a distance of approximately 3 meters for a period of at least 3 minutes.”
Fujitsu has stated the tablet will be on sale in Japan from the middle of March for an expected price of 125,800 yen. It is not known when Fujitsu wishes others around the world to have experience what it claims to be the “world’s slimmest water-resistant tablet running Windows 8.”