Detachable Rugged Tablet Keyboard
One of the major innovations with the new Flex 10A has been the detachable tablet keyboard. An inexpensive option that goes really well with the easel which at low cost it turns the Flex 10A into a great productivity tool across a variety of application scenarios.
Hybrids are a real growth area of the overall PC and tablet market. Just take a look at the innovative detachable keyboards on the market and all the heat around the Microsoft Surface and it’s competitors. Even rugged manufacturer Panasonic has replaced their Toughbook laptops with hybrids.
Back in the real world where budgets are perhaps not so generous the tablet keyboard for the Flex 10A is an 87% scale QWERTY with US layout. That aside the Flex 10A tablet keyboard has a sturdy hinge that benefits from the addition of the easel and excellent tactile keys that actually move! Unlike some of the space age designs on consumer grade devices.
You are connecting the tablet keyboard to a Quad Core Intel device which has 64GB of Storage and 4GB of memory.that can be ordered with Windows 10 Home or Professional. Flex 10A is an entry level is MIL-STD-810G 26 drops rugged it is not “sealed” tablet that has a 1280 x 800 10 point 10″ capacitive screen at 280 nits. The Flex 10A ships with a mesh tip stylus, 2 cameras, AC adapter, back of hand strap carry handle integral WI-Fi and Bluetooth.
Rugged tablets and hybrids have historically been over-specified for many users who require a level of ruggedness beyond consumer grade but balk at the huge investment needed. If this sounds like your project and the Windows OS is on your wish list then the Flex 10A may well be for you.
To learn more take a look at the specs or get in touch with us to arrange a webinar our 90 Minute Tablet Workshop to discuss the Flex 10A.
xTablet Flex 10A Rugged Tablet Review
Rugged PC Review had taken a look at the classic Flex 10 3 years ago and decided to do a new xTablet Flex 10A rugged tablet review and put the new Cherry Trail version through its paces.
The New Flex 10A has been a real hit since it’s launch earlier this year. Users like the traditional MobileDemand ruggedness and ease of use features, Windows 10 Home or Pro OS, accessories such as the detachable keyboard and of course great value for money.
It’s important to understand MobileDemand’s philosophical approach to the Flex line. In essence, the difference between the company’s higher end xTablets and the Flex models is that the former are designed and built as cohesive, fully integrated rugged tablets with significant performance and capabilities, whereas the Flex line makes a ruggedized package available at the lowest possible price.
For the Flex models, MobileDemand is sourcing generic tablets that meet the company’s features and performance goals. MobileDemand then custom-designs protective rubber boots with thick bumpers to securely cushion and cradle the tablets, and that assembly then goes into a sturdy, also custom-designed polycarbonate backplate. The picture below shows that the Flex approach goes well beyond what any third party aftermarket case can offer.
Unlike the weird waver-thin accessory keyboards offered for many consumer tablets, MobileDemand’s Flex 10A keyboard is a true keyboard with full keyboard functionality, good key travel, and excellent tactile feedback. It also has a very sturdy hinge that allows for a very solid connection to the tablet. Combined with the easel, it makes for full and complete laptop functionality, should that be required.
To learn more read the review take a look at the specs or get in touch with us to arrange a webinar or meeting about the Flex 10A.