Xplore Technologies’ product line goes after rugged tablet space

Xplore Technologies may not be a household name, but that doesn’t mean the company is not trying to carve out a niche for itself.

Since acquiring tablet maker Motion Computing in April, the company has been working on offering a range of rugged Windows and Android tablets.

In this vein, Xplore has unveiled the XSLATE B10, a fully rugged Windows 7/8.1/10 tablet featuring an IP65 rating, an industry standard designating complete protection from dust, oil, and other non-corrosive material, protection from water including water projected by a nozzle.

Specifications

Processor
  • Intel Core i5-5350U Processor 1.8 GHz (2.9 GHz Turbo) with vPro, Core i7 vPro option
Graphics
  • Intel Integrated HD 6000 Graphics
Display
  • 10.1” WXGA (1366 x 768) Rugged IPS LED Backlit Display
  • 500 NITs Direct Bonded Screen
  • Contrast Ratio: 800:1; Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Ambient Light Sensor (ALS)
  • 10-Finger Capacitive Touch Input with Glove and Wet Modes
  • Pen Input based on Wacom Digitizer Technology
Memory
  • 8 GB DDR3L 1600
Storage
  • Standard 128 GB SSD
  • Up to 256 GB SSD
Dimensions/Weight
  • 11.05” (28.1 cm) x 7.07” (18.0 cm) X 0.86” (2.2 cm) (W x H x D)
  • Weight: Starting at 2.4 lbs (1.09 kg)

According to Xplore, the tablet is targeted at engineers in the telco, transportation, distribution, manufacturing and natural resources industries.

The device also features two USB 3.0 ports, microSD, microHDMI, microSIM, audio, RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet, optional HDMI input, 4G LTE broadband, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 8 MP rear and 2 MP front-facing cameras, optional barcode scanner, a 20-hour swappable battery, along with options for accessories.

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