Mobile computer: Xplore Technologies Corp. and Intel Corp. offer a fast, rugged tablet—the Windows-powered XSLATE R12. It offers significant boost in speed, power and storage capacity as Xplore becomes the first rugged tablet manufacturer to integrate Intel PCIe Solid State Drives (SSD) into its portfolio. The performance-accelerating Intel PCIe SSDs ship as a standard feature on all XSLATE R12 Intel Core Series i7 models, including a 1TB configuration option. The drives deliver over 2X improvement in disk performance, and when combined with the i7 vPro processor, a 48 percent improvement in overall system performance, according to Passmark testing conducted in July 2017.
Xplore’s long-standing technology collaboration with Intel delivers improved productivity and performance to applications that require significant data storage and/or data processing, especially those used by manufacturers, utilities, first responders and field service organizations.
Some of the mobile workers who will benefit from the Intel PCIe SSD-equipped XSLATE R12 include those who:
• Opt not to store data in the cloud, either due to security concerns or application design, and instead need to store locally on the rugged tablet;
• Frequently rely on data- and graphics-intensive applications, such as those used to generate 3D CAD drawings or GIS location intelligence; or
• Have historically been forced to delete files to make room for the large amount of inspection, investigation or quality control photos and videos captured in a day’s work.