Article | December 9, 2014

Total Cost Of Ownership: The Difference Between A Consumer Tablet Versus A Rugged Tablet

Source: Xplore Technologies
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Submitted by Xplore Technologies

Xplore Technologies is often asked: what is the difference between a consumer tablet and a fully or ultra-rugged tablet PC? For most, a consumer tablet works best for entertainment and personal use, such as checking emails, browsing the Internet, using web-based applications or viewing streaming media. Rugged tablets, on the other hand, are used primarily in harsh environments that require more durable design and features from a tablet PC, and are used for enterprise mobility initiatives by businesses to outfit field workers and service technicians.

Consumer tablets are not designed to withstand grueling conditions out in the field, such as dirt, grit, heat, humidity, wind, rain and even bright sunlight. Every Xplore Technologies tablet is tested using MIL-STD 810 standards, which are tests that the military uses that simulates how a product will stand up to stress in harsh conditions. Some conditions that rugged tablets are built to withstand include: extremely high or low temperatures, vibration, dusty conditions, direct sunlight, wet conditions, and drops onto hard surfaces. 

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