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Meet the world’s toughest tablet
It may look more like an old television than a tablet, but what it lacks in sleekness it makes up for in sheer ruggedness.
The Xplore XC6 can be dropped from a height of seven feet and remain unscathed. Operating temperatures range from -30°F to 140°F and it’s fully submersible, so it can withstand the heat of the Sahara or the lashing of freezing rain and laugh it off. There’s not enough dust in the desert to stop it in his tracks. In fact, Xplore is so confident the tablets keep out the dirt that it’s shipping review samples in boxes of soil.
But there’s brain as well as brawn inside the XC6, thanks to a Windows 8.1 operating system, 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 4G LTE data connection, and 256GB of solid state storage.
Read in blazing sunlight
Thanks to a 1300 NIT display, reading is possible in direct sunlight. An Analog Matrix Resistive multi-touch screen means you can operate it in gloves, in the rain.
Depending on which version you choose, it’s suited for frontline military operations (the military M2 version has advanced security functions, and a screen visible in night vision situations), construction, warehousing, utilities or just a very destructive household.
Prices start at $5,299 and it’s available now.