Rugged Tablets

Why Choose Rugged Tablets?

Mission-critical situations call for a tablet that can handle anything. No bulky iPad case can offer the durability and peace of mind that comes with a fully-rugged tablet. 

Companies like Durabook and Panasonic have designed tablets from scratch to ensure maximum protection. These rugged tablets are for field work and put durability above all else.  They ditch the slim and fancy design of high-end tablets for a no-nonsense, industrial-strength construction.

Don’t get us wrong; the Microsoft Surface, iPad and a wide range of Android tablets have certainly made strides in recent years. 

They’re perfect for your home or office, but let’s face it: taking them  into a dirty garage or outdoor work environment is a risk you don't want to takewith your valuable data.

While there are protective cases out there, like  the Otterbox, Lifeproof, or Pelican, they still aren't the right tool for the job.  It's time to upgrade to something built for the tough challenges you face.

Rugged Tablet Features and Benefits

What do rugged tablets have that regular tablets don’t? It’s more than just “ruggedness.” Let’s take a look.

Durable Build

Most premium consumer tablets employ aluminum casing. Aluminum is a very malleable material, meaning it tends to bend and dent under stress. The tablet form factor requires delicate internal components to occupy a very compact space. A small dent to the outside of an aluminum tablet can be devastating to its insides.

Durabook and Panasonic rugged tablets use hardened polymers and magnesium alloys. While these materials may be more expensive and difficult to work with than aluminum, they are stronger, lighter, and far more rigid. Rigid casing combined with shock-absorbing bumpers means tablets can survive even the clumsiest of drops. 

Plus, they can handle wear and tear like a champ. So, if you're tired of fragile devices that crack at the slightest touch, dive into the world of rugged tablets for sale right here. Your durability-loving self will thank you.

Bright, Anti-Reflective Screens

The light a computer screen emits must compete with the ambient light surrounding it in order for the display to be readable. If you are going to use your tablet outside, you’ll need a very bright screen. Screen brightness is measured in candelas per square meter, otherwise known as nits.

As a point of reference, a very bright laptop screen will typically max out at about 300 nits. If you’ve ever tried to use your laptop out in the daylight, you’ll know that that isn’t enough. Factor in screen glare and you might as well be looking at a mirror.

Rugged tablets, on the other hand, are meant to be used outside. With powerful backlights and technologies like Transflective Plus (Panasonic) and DynaVue (Durabook), most rugged tablet screens max out at around 600-1,000 nits, sometimes even brighter (the Toughbook H2 reaches a whopping  6,000 nits!). 

But don't be fooled by their brightness prowess, these tablets can also dim down to help you work in the dark.

Ingress Protection

While Ingress Protection (IP) has become an increasingly important selling point in the mobile phone arena, most tablet computers still do not have IP ratings. If you take a look around our website, you’ll probably notice that most of our tablets are IP65 rated. This means that they are completely impervious to harmful particle ingress (in other words, dustproof) and can survive jets of water sprayed from any direction.

Ports and Connectivity

Unlike their consumer-grade counterparts, rugged tablets typically sport a variety of ports and options to connect with other tools and machinery. You’ll still have more connectivity options with a rugged laptop, but most rugged laptops can be docked to a port replicator if you need more flexibility. From Dell rugged tablets to Getac rugged tablets, you can stay connected and get the job done with these tough tech companions.

Specialized Features

Gadgets these days may be all about simplicity, but rugged tablets for manufacturing are a different story. 

They come packed with a toolbox of useful features, including programmable hardware buttons, RFID readers, barcode scanners, and more.  These tablets are built to get the job done, no compromises necessary.

You’ve Come to the Right Place

If you need a rugged tablet, we’re here for you. We have both new rugged tablets and refurbished rugged tablets . Questions? Comments? Need assistance? Let us know!