Xplore Xslate B10: Conclusion

September 18, 2015 by Ed Hardy Reads (40,905)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 9
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 10
    • Usability
    • 6
    • Design
    • 10
    • Performance
    • 8
    • Features
    • 9
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 8.43
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Because of its relatively light weight and small size, the Xplore Xslate B10 comes across as a better option for use in the field than a rugged laptop. At the same time, it’s very well supplied with the ports that are necessary when working in a remote location.

It’s these ports that separate this model from a regular consumer oriented tablet in a rugged case; the Xslate B10 has options built into it that users of a Surface Pro 3 can’t hope to match, like dual USB ports and Ethernet.

Value

Business oriented computers always sell for more than consumer oriented ones do, especially when they are ruggedized. That’s why it’s no surprise that the base MSRP for the Xslate B10 is $2799. That will change with upgraded features.

For comparison, a Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet is $3198.67. This model has a larger screen, which helps explain the higher price, but it still helps demonstrate that Xplore’s price is in the right ballpark.

Xplore Xslate B10

Xplore Xslate B10

Pros:

  • Broad selection of ports
  • Decent performance
  • Good camera

Cons:

  • Not a high resolution screen
  • Battery life just adequate

Bottom Line:

Because of its relatively light weight and small size, for many use cases the Xplore Xslate B10 is a better option for use in the field than a rugged laptop.


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