Companies needing to deploy Windows tablets that can stand up to rough handling should take a look at the Gladius G1052C rugged tablet from Arbor. The 10.4-inch display makes this tablet a good size for field work, and the two battery configuration means it can last all day and then some. The external battery is hot-swappable, allowing virtually unlimited power with extra battery packs.
The Gladius tablet meets the MIL-STD-810G standards and can withstand a drop of four feet. It can also handle extreme vibration, shocks, and outdoor use in extreme hot or cold environments. This keeps the tablet safe in almost any work situation. The display is made of durable Corning Gorilla Glass.
Arbor offers a line of optional peripherals to handle data collection and POS functionality. These include a bar-code scanner, magnetic stripe reader, smart card reader, GPS, and LTE. The scanners and readers make the Gladius tablet a particularly good fit for warehouse duty, especially inventory control.
The hardware specs show a tablet that is designed for low power consumption:
- CPU: Intel Celeron Processor N2930 quad-core 1.83 GHz
- Display: 10.4-inch, 1024 x 768; optional 800 NIT outdoor viewable display
- Memory / storage: 2GB (optional up to 8GB) / 32GB
- Ports: USB 3.0, USB 2.0, SD, Docking port
- Connectivity: RFID, NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
- Camera: 5MP
- Battery: Internal - 1880 mAh; External - 2500 mAh (hot swappable)
- Dimensions: 205 x 294 x 25 mm (8.07 x 11.57 x 0.98 inches)
The Arbor Gladius G1052C is available starting at $1,612, and the G1052CS with outdoor viewable screen starting at $1,828. It is upgradable to Windows 10.