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Bombproof Tablets

The Xplore Technologies ix104c5 Can't Be Blended

— May 14, 2011 — Tech
If you find yourself constantly getting into hairy situations when you are using your tablets, then maybe you should check out the new offerings from Xplore Technologies. Xplore Technologies has developed a new line of tablets designed to be impervious to almost everything the world can throw at them.

Xplore Technologies iX104C5 has a rugged design that can withstand drops, submerging and general neglect/abusive comments. Inside the iX104C5's thick armor is "a 2.13GHz Intel Core i7 620UE processor and 2GB of RAM (expandable to 8GB) running Windows 7 with a dedicated GPS, Gigabit ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, and a Gobi 2000 mobile broadband card to keep you flush with 3G data out in the wild." Safe to say, the tablet sitting at home doesn't bring that kind of heat. No pricing details as of yet, but I would expect this one to cost many pretty pennies.
Trend Themes
1. Rugged Tablets - Xplore Technologies tablets are designed to be impervious to almost everything the world can throw at them, creating opportunities for harsh environment industries.
2. Military-grade Technology - The iX104C5's thick armor creates innovation opportunities for military, emergency response and disaster management industries.
3. Tough Consumer Devices - This trend may inspire other manufacturers to create tougher tablets for consumer use, especially for those who work or play in harsh environments.
Industry Implications
1. Industrial Manufacturing - Rugged tablets can be used in industrial manufacturing and automation, opening up new opportunities for Xplore Technologies.
2. Transportation and Warehousing - These tablets can be useful for monitoring large warehouses, tracking inventory and shipping processes, leading to better supply chain management.
3. Construction and Engineering - The iX104C5's toughness can benefit these industries by providing a device that can withstand tough conditions on construction sites and in the field.
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