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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


333 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, California 95110
United States


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March 16, 2018 |

Durabook Americas Expands Product Line with Introduction of Fully-Rugged U11 Tablet

First 11.6″ Tablet with Quick-Release SSD Delivers DOD-level Security to Military, Law Enforcement, and Field Workers

Durabook Americas, Inc., the North American branch of Twinhead International Corporation, introduced the newest member of the DURABOOK family, the fully rugged 11.6″ DURABOOK U11 tablet. The new device features an Intel 7th Generation CPU, Windows 10 Pro, MIL-STD-810G and 461F ratings, DOD-level security and a full HD sunlight readable LCD. The U11 is ideal for flight line maintenance, field diagnostics, and data collection applications, found in a variety of demanding markets, including defense, law enforcement, and field service, where users often operating in extreme conditions.

“Many of our customers in markets like public safety, oil & gas, and the DOD love the form factor of our DURABOOK R11 and are now looking to move an eleven-inch tablet into more demanding and security-centric environments,” said Tom Wang, President, Durabook Americas. “We designed the DURABOOK U11 to meet the growing needs of these customers. Our new device allows companies to expand the capabilities and improve the value of their mobile worker force. Having fully and semi-rugged solutions in this range allows our customers to select the right device for their application and user environment, without compromise.”

Enterprise-Class Performance

The U11 is available with one of three Intel 7th Generation CPUs (m3-7Y30, i5-7Y54, or i7-7Y75 with vPro), 4-16GB of RAM, and a 128-512GB quick-release SSD, giving remote workers the power to complete nearly any task in the field. The new device also features Windows 10 Pro, the most secure Windows ever. Windows 10 meets the needs of DOD customers by offering users a layered defense to help protect, detect and respond to security threats.†

World-Class Durability

Designed for workers who face the most challenging operating environments, the DURABOOK U11 is MIL-STD-810G certified for drop (6′), shock, vibration, rain, dust, sand, humidity, freeze/thaw,† high/low temperature (- 4∞F ~ 140∞F), and temperature shock. The device meets MIL-STD-461G for electromagnetic interference, ANSI 12.12.01 C1D2 for explosive atmosphere, has an IP65 rating, and meets many other key specifications. It’s sealed, fanless design means dust, sand and other small particles are kept out.

DOD-Level Security

The DURABOOK U11 is the only 11.6″ rugged tablet with a quick-release SSD, making it easy for DOD customers to remove and store vital information is a secure location, at a moment’s notice. The device also features TMP 2.0, an insertable SmartCard/CAC reader and optional Intel vPro Technology, fingerprint scanner, and contactless SmartCard/CAC reader.

Designed for Field Use

To meet the needs of mobile workers operating in environments that are not suited to consumer technology, including rain, direct sunlight, long times away from a power source and extreme temperatures, the DURABOOK U11 was designed with the end user in mind. The 11.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) LCD, features a 10-point capacitive multi-touch panel allowing users to keep their gloves on when engaging with the device, and its touchscreen operates, even when wet. The display features anti-glare and anti-reflective film, making it readable in direct sunlight. For law enforcement and military personnel, the U11 has a stealth/night vision mode, allowing operation without exposing the user in light. The device’s hot-swappable battery enable workers to operate uninterrupted when charging isn’t an option.


To increase productivity, situational awareness, customer support and bottom-line value, a mobile workforce requires world-class connectivity. The DURABOOK U11 features the latest Intel Dual Band wireless AC 9260, which supports faster downloads with 160Mhz bandwidth and a maximum speed of 1.73Gbps. Bluetooth 5.0 offers improved battery life over Bluetooth 4.2. The U11 has optional 4G LTE-Advanced Pro multi-carrier mobile broadband, which delivers 10x faster download speeds, 3x faster uplink speeds compared to 4G/LTE module, and works with band 14 for FirstNet Public Safety Networks. An optional dedicated GPS is also available.

Available Accessories

The U11 is supported by numerous accessories, including a detachable keyboard, office dock, PMT vehicle dock with tri pass-thru, Lind car adapter, dual battery charger, x-strap, and digitizer pen

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