The U12C is definitely not one of the tougher rugged PCs available on the market, but as such, it is marginally more portable and comfortable to use for long periods of time. Many of its other appealing features make up for what it lacks in durability, however, including great inking and handwriting recognition, a litany of ports (all of which are nicely protected), good performance, and a solid array of extras like a reliable fingerprint scanner and touchpad. It may have quirks like the occasional calibration issue or poor quality keyboard, but the U12C is a decent overall machine — at a price point that’s close to that of high-level enterprise machines — that is best suited for low-intensity environments.
- Great inking
- Sleeker than your average rugged convertible
- Lots of nice extra features
- Not especially tough
- Touch calibration quirks
- Tablet orientation clunky
- Trouble seeing display in bright light