Are you looking for a tablet that you can use in arid environmental conditions and you don’t require a shell case to protect it? If you are a field engineer or you work in a hazardous environment then you need a tablet with is robust and rugged. Then you need this robust device Xplore Xslate D10, it is completely rugged Android 5.1 tablet which features a 10.1-inch IPS screen and offers 500 nit brightness.

It is so tough that it can withstand when you drop it from the height of 5 feet(1.52 m) repeatedly and it also meets various standards such as MIL-STD-810G and IP65 (‘dust tight’ and protected against ‘powerful water jets’).It is comprised of C1Z2 and ATEX standards which are apt for hazardous sites such as mining and petrochemical plant. The C1Z2 is American standard and ATEX is European standard.

This device is bit larger and heavier than standard Android 10.1 tablet which is available in the market. It weighs 1.09kg which is due to magnesium alloy frame and bulky exterior sides, which are flatter at the corners then along the long and short edges. The overall size of the tablet is of 281mm wide by 180mm deep by 22mm thick. Moreover, hand-hold strap can be fixed to the back and it incorporates a kickstand or the top handle which has a slot for the stylus.

However, all the ports and the connectors are protected by the rubber covers. Along with it you also get a MicroSD card slot, a Micro-SIM card slot, a Micro-HDMI connector and 3.5 headset jack. Also, there is two full-size USB ports and RJ-45 Ethernet port. It has 5 megapixel rear and 2 MP front camera. At the bottom edge, there is a docking connector for connecting accessories like car mounts and a keyboard and other optional units include barcode scanning, NFC, and HDMI-in.

It is powered by a 1.91 GHz quad-core Intel Atom E3845 and offers 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. This is sufficient enough to provide the horsepower to the service engineers which they need. It is also equipped with including TPM 1.2 and Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) malware protection. The internal battery can last for 8 hours and additional external hot-swappable batteries can last up to 20 hours. It is a highly portable device.

The price of this robust, rugged tablet is not less. As the base unit which includes 4G wireless, 3-year warranty costs £1,580 (ex. VAT).If you add extras like a second battery, handle or back handle then the price of this device exceeds.

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