I have been saying that a lot lately, but it appears there’s much less movement in the tablet world after the Windows 10 launch, than I expected. Usually when a new OS is out, you see 20 or 30 new devices running it. Over the past days only a few big brands announced a couple of devices. Well, we also found out that there’s a new rugged slate in the mix: the Arbor Gladius.
This is a ruggedized work tablet with a 10.4 inch screen and Windows 10 support. Gladius G1052C has a two battery config, that allows it to last for quite a while in the work field, well past a day. The external battery comes with hot swap support, offering virtually unlimited power with extra battery packs. This model meets the MIL-STD-810G standards and it can be dropped from up to 4 feet without damage.
It handles extreme vibrations, shocks and extreme hot and cold. The display has Gorilla Glass protection and Arbor also comes with a few productivity features, like data collection and POS functionality. It can scan barcodes, magnetic stripes and it also has a smart card reader, GPS and LTE. Inside we find an Intel Celeron N2930 quad core CPU, clocked at 1.83 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, with an option to go up to 8 GB and 32 GB of storage.
It has a 5 MP back camera and supports a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. The price starts at $1612.