Xplore has just announced five new rugged tablets that will provide professionals in unique, unusual, and particularly trying environments with some rugged tablet variant suited to their needs.
All five of the devices will run Windows 7 and feature an Intel Core i7-620UE processor (with the exception of the DML), and together comprise the iX104C5 line. Other features shared between the devices include a 10.4-inch screen, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, pen support, two USB ports, and a microSD card slot.
Each of the five members of the iX104C5 line is specialized for some type of specific service or role, and this affects the outer design and ruggedness of the tablets. The DMSR is the Dual-Mode Sunlight Readable Xtreme tablet, with an extra-vibrant screen to provide optimal viewing in bright light. It is MIL-STD-810G and IP 67 certified, and certified for work in hazardous locations.
The iX104C5 GM is similar to the DMSR, except operates best under indoor or ambient outdoor lighting conditions, and is not especially suited to bright light scenarios like the DMSR.
The DML is the Dual-Mode Lite, and while still a rugged device, features an Intel Celeron Dual-Core U3405 processor, making it internally less powerful than its counterparts.
The M model is the Military-optimized member of the iX104C5 line, with a custom military docking solution and adaptability to military vehicles.
The last tablet on the list is meant for an extreme situation of a different variety. The iX104C5 DMCR is made especially for clean room situations, with covers over the ports and other various features to make it safe to use in labs, pharmacies, etc.
All five tablets are currently available from Xplore. Pricing varies, and interested parties would need to contact Xplore to get a quote.
Source: Sun Herald