With its XSlate B10, rugged tablet maker Xplore Technologies brings to market an affordable, versatile 10.1-inch-display Windows tablet meant to withstand the harshest of environments, including exposure to extreme temperatures, dust, salt water, vibrations -- and those of us who are prone to drop. Xplore, a rising star among rugged tablet makers, introduced the B10 this week. CRN had a chance to take the tablet for a spin -- and drop it a few times as well.
For the price of $2,800, XSlate impresses with its no-compromise specs and expandability via eight standard ports. The Xplore manages to deliver a truckload more features than archrival Panasonic does with its similarly priced ToughPad G1 ruggedized tablet.