Rugged tablets will always be launched anew, since they’re a segment that’s here to stay. It’s not like the military, industrial and manly jobs are going away anytime soon. That’s why we often see new slates being launched, with very tough bodies. One such newcomer is the one introduced by AAEON and detailed below. It’s called RTC-1010 and it’s a rugged 10.1 incher.
The unit is available for segments like the military, factory automation applications and people who work outdoors. The rugged tablet comes with several I/O interfaces and an LCD display bonded with a scratch resistant panel. The RTC-1010 works anywhere between -20 and +50 degrees Celsius, that’s IP65 compliant and can take drops from a height of four feet.
It also meets the MIL-STD-810G standards for resilience to vibration. Inside we find an Intel Pentium/Celeron processor and the OS of choice here is Windows 10 IoT, working together with Android 8.1. Other specs include 4 GB of DDR3L RAM, 64 GB of eMMC storage and an extra 512 GB of mSATA storage, which can be added via an internal mini Card slot. There are also cameras included, a 8 MP main one with flash and a front 2 MP shooter.
You can add extras like a 2D barcode scanner, smart card reader, NFC reader and a magnetic stripe reader even. USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports have been made available, plus micro HDMI, COM and LAN ports. Wireless connectivity is present too: Bluetooth, WiFi and a 4G module can be added with the second Mini Card slot. Global positions is obviously vital when working in the military field or other dangerous job, so we get GPS, Beidou and alternative solutions.
Hot swap batteries, hand and shoulder straps, docks and more are offered. We don’t have a price, but I supposed it’s higher than $1000.