With so many Tablet Computers being launched right now it’s important to get the product right and with so much focus on Android tablets right now, the Trimble Yuma 2 is a breath of fresh air!

The Trimble is first and foremost a Windows 7 X86 based tablet, it’ll take over from the discontinued Yuma tablet and it’ll replace the old Yuma with a completely updated spec.  everything is new and better from the CPU, RAm and all the chips inside making the Yuma bang up to date on that side of things.  However the main changes we see are:

  1. The size of the Yuma 2 tablet PC is far smaller.  It’s slimmer and lighter to use hold.
  2. Ergonomics are better too.  The buttons on the older Yuma were just not quite in the right place, the new Yuma 2 addresses this whilst also its new design makes holding it far nicer.
  3. The batteries are slightly improved rising to 3000 and 6000 mAh in extended format.  The Yuma 2 still allows 2 of these to be inserted to make for a whopping great 12,000mAh of battery power available if needed.
  4. Most interestingly is the Capacitive screen on the Yuma 2, which is not only something that will make the quirky Windows 7 operating system a little better to use on the device, but it also perhaps harks the Yuma 2 to being ready to run Windows 8 which is a far more tablet oriented operating system.  We’re not sure how that will work as but it will be something we follow closely as it’ll help answer whether capacitive screens are usable in a rugged environment.

The Trimble Yuma 2 is still a specialised Rugged Tablet aimed squarely at business users who need a tool that’s seriously dependable in all scenarios.  The Trimble Yuma 2 will no doubt keep focussed on this end of the market and continue to be a super rugged offering at the top end of the rugged tablet market.

Price is yet to be confirmed but expect it to be top end.  The new Trimble Juno T42 is £1000+ for most oft he range, the older Yuma was £2000+ so this will probably be somewhere in that range.

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