First Rugged Tablets on Windows 10

First Rugged Tablets on Windows 10

First Rugged Tablets on Windows 10

 

This week Microsoft has been making available its newest operating system Windows 10.  In the rugged tablet sector MobileDemand is introducing the first rugged tablets on Windows 10.

 

The OS combines the strength of Windows 8 adding in new robust security and productivity features. Including the Microsoft Edge browser, Cortana the digital, voice-activated assistant and apps from the Windows Store.

As one of the first rugged tablet providers to go to market MobileDemand is bringing to life Microsoft’s vision to empower all individuals and organizations to do more. The innovative range of rugged tablet designs provide complete mobile computing systems for enterprises seeking to improve operational productivity.

“Millions of people are already using Windows 10, providing feedback to Microsoft on how to improve the usability and functionality of the OS,” said Matt Miller, President of MobileDemand. “It’s proof how dedicated they are to making it the best operating system they’ve ever released and we believe it 100 percent!”

Top 10 Windows 10 Features

Windows 10 MDM from SOTI

Early reviews from the trade press have been very positive.

First Rugged Tablets on Windows 10Get in touch to learn more about Windows 10 on MobileDemand models Flex 8 Flex 10, T1400, T1600 and T1200

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Large Screen Road Warrior Rugged Tablet

New Large Screen Road Warrior Rugged Tablet

Large Screen Road Warrior Rugged Tablet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Warrior

xTablet T1600 weighs in at 1.23 kg and is part of a new breed of of large screen road warrior rugged tablet designs that are fashionably thin and light, run Windows 8.1, use capacitive multi touch and offer adequate on-board I/O. But are are much tougher and better suited for harsh business operational environments than the generally fragile thin consumer tablets. At last the blue collar rugged tablet to replace your laptop .. really !

Intel Haswell Processor Power

The Large Screen Road Warrior Rugged Tablet T1600 employs an ultra-low voltage U-Series “Haswell” Intel 4th generation i5 processor. The dual-core i5-4200U runs at a base speed of 1.6GHz, with turbo boost speeds up to 2.6GHz. That appears to be a good match to the 45.8 watt-hour battery for a 7 hour estimated battery life.

11.6 Inch Giant Screen

With a diagonal screen size of 11.6 inches, the xTablet T1600 offers more display real estate than any other we have seen at this price point.  In terms of usable area that’s almost a third more than that of an iPad Air, and 2.7 times as much as a typical 7-inch tablet. For a Windows based tablet that can make all the difference especially when wearing gloves on or when using the classic Windows desktop and software with all its small controls, checkboxes pulldowns and sliders.

The 1366 x 768 pixel resolution is a good match for this size display. The T1600 has 10-point capacitive multi-touch that MobileDemand claim can handle rain drops and use with gloves. Alternatively use the metal mesh tip stylus.

The T1600’s display offers 400 nits brightness which is about twice that of your average laptop, making it very vibrant indoors and likely adequate for outdoor use as well. Since brighter backlights draw more power, the T1600 uses its light sensor to automatically adjust screen brightness, with settings configurable via a special brightness level setup panel. A 800 nit Hi-Brite version is also available.

Connectivity & Scanning

Large Screen Road Warrior Rugged TabletFor wired connectivity, the T1600 offers two native high-speed full-size USB 3.0 ports, a combo in/out audio jack, and a docking connector, with RS232 and USB available via the optional dock. T1600 also has an expansion connector that can accommodate various  modules.

For wireless dual-band 802.11ac WiFi via an Intel Wireless AC7260 module that also provides Class 1 Bluetooth version 4. Optional 4G LTE WWAN.

 

 

Large Screen Road Warrior Rugged Tablet includes options such as GPS and either an HF RFID reader or a 1D/2D scanner. There’s a 5mp rear-facing auto-focus camera in addition to the standard 2.0mp front-facing webcam. Along with ambient light, the tablet has a G-sensor as well as a gyroscope and e-compass.

Vehicle and office docks are available. The vehicle dock has a lock option, 75mm and 100mm VESA pattern for mounting, optional keyboard mounting with an AMPS pattern, and provides Ethernet, two USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports each, HDMI, RS232 serial, and SMA connectors for external WWAN and GPS antenna. The office dock has the same connectivity minus the SMA connectors.

Rugged Enough

While the xTablet T1600 is around 2 cm thick ruggedness is impressive. The tablet can survive 3-foot drops, sealing is to IP65 although with the standard back-strap it is easy to carry.
Large Screen Road Warrior Rugged TabletFind out how the Large Screen Road Warrior Rugged Tablet T1600 can be the rugged Windows tablet to replace your laptop.

Why Choose xTablet Flex 10 Over an iPAD Air

Why Choose xTablet Flex 10 Over an iPAD Air

Ever since users started entrusting their field based productivity needs to iPAD’s and Android tablets manufacturers on the Microsoft platform have had a problem. A vast number of users have been looking for devices able to run Windows apps whilst being more robust than a consumer product but avoiding the steep cost overhead of traditional WinTel rugged tablets.

Why Choose xTablet Flex 10 Over an iPAD Air

xTablet Flex 10 is an entry level 10″ Windows 8.1 tablet with enough computing horsepower to run all but the most demanding applications. Ruggedness is provided by the pre-installation of a purpose made protective case, carry handle and back strap along with a super tough screen protector.

Why Choose xTablet Flex 10 over an iPAD Air – 3 Reasons

We love the iPAD Air but for many field based users who are looking to run traditional Office and desktop apps buying a device that does not run these apps natively can be an issue. Adding an aftermarket case for ruggedness can also prove problematic.

Technology

xTablet Flex 10 ships with a bang up to date environment comprising 4GB RAM, 64GB drive, WiFi Bluetooth and Windows 8.1.  The unit runs on Intel’s Bay Trail-T Z3770 processor and has a plethora of ports, 2 cameras Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity as well as an e-compass ambient light sensor, G-sensor and gyrometer.

The xTablet Flex 10 has a super sharp 10″ display which utilises 10-point capacitive multi-touch and also has a capacitive stylus.  WUXGA resolution with 1920 x 1200 pixels in 16:10 wide-format. Learn More.

Cost

2 versions with Wi-Fi are available at launch and are now shipping. Rates include UK delivery. What is the difference between the 2 versions?  In comparison a Wi-Fi 64GB iPAD Air is currently around £465 (£559 inc UK VAT) + a protective case.

  • Windows 8.1 with Bing at £532 (£638.40 inc UK VAT)
  • Windows Professional 8.1 at £646 (£775.20 inc UK VAT)

Call us about pricing in other EMEA countries.

Real Life Computing

xTablet Flex 10 Vehicle CradleAs well as the protective case xTablet Flex 10 is available with a variety of carry solutions and a vehicle cradle. The unit is rated to MIL-STD-810G so is able to survive 26 drops from four feet onto concrete. The screen protector enables the unit to survive a ten-ounce steel ball being dropped from three feet onto the screen.

 

Contact UsSo why choose xTablet Flex 10 over an iPAD Air ? Simple – when your mobile workforce needs a entry level rugged tablet that runs Microsoft apps…