Although the general consensus among analysts seems to be that the tablet market has started to pique, it also looks like the tablet is here to stay as one of the main device form factors. One of the reasons why the tablet is not going to fade away into anonymity anytime soon is an increasing demand for tablets in the business sector.
Dell says that the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet, the latest in the company’s series of rugged slabs, is able to handle roughly everything you can throw at it, such as liquid spills, dust, sand, mud, and even drops from over four feet high. Furthermore, the tablet is guaranteed to work at temperatures as low as -20 degrees F or as high as 145 degrees F. The company is marketing the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet as the perfect device for the military, industrial work, adventurers, or emergency response crews.
Although the tablet can really take a beating and still work properly, this doesn’t mean that it’s not a powerful slab. The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet comes with Intel Core-X CPUs from the Broadwell generation, up to 512GB of SSD storage, Windows 8.1, as well as a battery that is said to keep the light on for about 12 hours. Dell is also offering a range of optional accessories, such as a keyboard cover and rugged pogo pin docks for vehicles and desks.