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Lindsay Draus

Not just rugged tablets – the RIGHT rugged tablets

We’ve all heard about and read about the arguments for rugged tablets versus consumer tablets. Shoot, most have us have even made these arguments to peers and end users alike. Your ScanSource sales rep can tell you that rugged tablets are designed to withstand the torturous environment of the workplace versus the chaotic backseat of the carpool minivan. And, of course, ScanSource offers a full range of Zebra rugged tablets that not only have features such as reinforced screens, durable bodies, and waterproof resilience, they also boast many of the features regular tablets offer, such as bright and vibrant touchscreens, huge collections of apps, and easy-to-carry designs.

So, the question of consumer tablet versus rugged tablet has been answered. It just simply makes better business sense to use a rugged tablet in any environment that includes movement, vehicles, or a change in temperature. Industries such as:

Utility Services – Gas, Water, Electric

Transportation & Logistics – Airlines, Railroad, Warehousing, Distributions

Public Safety Management – Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire/Rescue

Government – Armed Forces, State & Local/Municipal, Federal, Government Contracts

Manufacturing – Aviation/Aerospace, Automotive

Natural Resources - Oil & Gas, Mining

Now, since no two companies have the exact same computing requirements or need the same level of needed protection, it’s not just a question of rugged tablets, but with pairing your customers with the RIGHT rugged tablets to suit their needs.

Zebra has a long-standing reputation for the insistent durability of its rugged devices. Continuing in that tradition, Zebra's full line of versatile enterprise tablets are designed with strength and insight for the specific demands of the office, the warehouse, in a vehicle, or in the field. Every one of Zebra’s Intel®-powered Windows® and Android™ rugged tablets is carefully engineered to deliver all-day connectivity, enterprise-grade security, and high-quality computing capabilities.

TechRadar included Zebra’s XSlate D10 in their top 10 rugged tablet picks for 2019. And that just scratches the surface. We invite you to discover Zebra’s full line of rugged tablets that includes:

L10 Platform - The L10 product platform offers three models: the XSLATE L10 rugged slate tablet, XPAD L10 rugged tablet with a hard handle, and XBOOK L10 2-in-1 laptop / tablet.

XSLATE R12 - Best Outdoor-Viewable Display in its Class: 1000 Nit View Anywhere™ Technology protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass. Built rugged with both MIL-STD-810G and IP54 ratings.

XSLATE B10 - Built with unfailing protection in mind, the IP65 and MIL-STD-810G rated XSLATE B10 rugged tablet endures even the most extreme work environments. Better yet, it doesn't compromise critical PC capabilities despite being only 2.4 pounds.

XSlate D10 - The hardened exterior, doubly-powerful interior and "all ports, all the time" connectivity of the XSLATE D10 rugged tablet gives the Android™ 6.0.1, Marshmallow OS a sweet, but tough, new edge over its competition outside the office. TechRadar says it is “excellent for use in direct sunlight,” and it is “for people who want to use an Android device outside and on the road.”

To learn more about Zebra’s newest lineup of rugged tablets, visit or talk to you ScanSource sales rep!