There’s been plenty of buzz building up around tablets running Linux.  The buzz was first centered around what was being called simply the Ubuntu tablet.  And then came the Mer Linux and KDE tablet that’s being called Plasma Active.

Trimble Yuma Ubuntu Tablet:  Price = $3695

Well now we have a new Ubuntu tablet called the Trimble Yuma.  The Trimble Tuma is targeting the U.S. military and other industrial applications that require data collection, inspection, and reporting from what would otherwise be considered “rugged terrain” (aka, the mountains of Afghanistan, for example).  The  Linux powered Yuma can be used with geospatial software including GRASS GIS and Quantum GIS as well as other standard or custom Linux-based applications.

Here’s the best part – the Trimle Yuma Ubuntu tablet has a starting price of only $3,695.  Let’s just say this tablet is not trying to the compete with the Kindle Fire!

Trimble Yuma Ubuntu Tablet Specs:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Netbook Edition OS
  • Price starting at $3,695
  • 2.6 pounds
  • rugged, military-grade
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor
  • 7-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen display
  • magnesium alloy shell
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth capable
  •  two cameras
  • GPS
  • additional expansion options via SDIO
  • water & dust resistant
  • solid state hard drive
  • 32GB or 80GB of storage
  • meets the United States Military’s MIL-STD-810F
  • Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 67