How about a resilient tablet that’s also good for corporate environment? I’m talking about the 7 inch ASUS model dubbed TOUGH and packing a 7 inch display Honeycomb and a 5 megapixel camera. Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core CPU is predictably on board, as well as 16 GB of storage.

This tablet is water and dust resistant and it’s got a rubberized bezel plus strips on the back for extra endurance. This product is extremely thick at 22.2mm, but that’s the price you pay for sturdiness. ASUS Tough is able to survive a drop from 76cm and its features include a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, WiMAX connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and a microSD card slot.

The product will debut in Japan via local carrier KDDI this November, but its price is a mystery for now. The question is: do we actually need such a device on our hands and are we actually going to behave badly with a tablet for it to be toughened up?