XSLATE R12 Rugged Tablet - News and Reviews

Intel Technology Partner Awards - XSLATE R12 Winner

2018 Intel Technology Partner Awards Winner

Xplore XSLATE R12 Wins Best PC Client Platform at Intel Technology Partner Awards

Xplore was honored for its design, engineering and widespread industry application of the Xplore XSLATE R12 rugged tablet PC that uses Intel technologies. The award was presented at the 2018 Intel Partner Connect conference in Washington, D.C.

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CES 2018 Innovation Awards

CES 2018 Innovation Award Winner

XSLATE R12 Wins 2018 CES Innovation Award in Best Computer Hardware Category

The XSLATE R12 rugged tablet PC with Intel® PCIe Solid State Drive was the only rugged mobile device to score above the threshold set in the Computer Hardware and Components category.

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PC Magazine

PC Magazine XSLATE R12 Review

By Joel Santo Domingo

XSLATE R12 is PC Magazine Editors' Choice for rugged Windows tablets

  • This is “THE BEST TABLET” they’ve “tested recently for use in non-conventional workspaces...”
  • This tablet is such “A STRONG PERFORMER now that you won't need to worry about it becoming obsolete anytime soon…”
  • It “leapfrogs the Getac F110 as our new Editors' Choice for rugged Windows tablets.”

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CRN Magazine

CRN Magazine

By Kyle Alspach

CRN Review: Xplore XSlate R12 Is A Rugged Tablet With A Flair For Design

"The Windows 10 rugged tablet, made by Austin, Texas-based Xplore, is no utilitarian machine. The XSLATE R12 tablet features an appealing octagonal design, a sharp and bright 12.5-inch FHD display, and lots of thoughtful touches. Pairing ruggedness features with a tablet that's actually a pleasure to use is something of a rare feat — so the XSlate R12 may just be worth the investment"

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Computerworld Tablet Test

By Brian Nadel

Shake, rattle and roll: We test 3 rugged tablets (with video)

"We dropped, sprayed and shook three Windows 10 tablets from Getac, Panasonic and Xplore. Xplore's Xslate R12 breaks new ground among rugged systems by delivering a lighter system that is just as strong and durable as the big boys"

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CIO Video

CIO: Video - Hardware & Accessories

Watch as we drop, shake and soak three ruggedized tablets

"We gave the Getac F110, Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 and Xplore Xslate R12 rugged tablets a run for their money. Which came out on top?"

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Inc.com - R12 Video Review

Inc.com: Can You Break This 'Unbreakable' Tablet? Watch to Find Out

"Xplore says its XSLATE R12 can withstand water, extreme temperatures, and other hazards that would wreck other tablets. But how well does it really stand up to a torture test?"

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Rugged PC Review

By Conrad Bickenstorfer

XSLATE R12 Tablet Rugged PC Review

Update July 2017: "We definitely have a "Holy smokes Batman!" moment" says Conrad H. Blickenstorfer. "The new Xplore XSLATE R12 clocked in with a 3,978.3 in the PassMark benchmark. That's, by far, a new record in RuggedPCReview's benchmark database. So the new top-of-the-line XSLATE R12 is indeed half again as fast as their prior fastest tablet. 49.7% in our testing, to be exact, and we'll give them the missing 0.3%. That's well within the margin of error."

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Original Review (October 2016): “First Rugged Tablet to Intel's 7th Gen "Kaby Lake," Xplore's sleek, lightweight 12.5-inch/full 1080P XSLATE R12 Tablet offers dual-mode input, blistering performance, and a wealth of accessories"

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Tech Radar Review

Techradar.pro - Hands on: Xplore R12 Review

By Desire Athow
"The Xplore XSLATE R12 is an example of how far mobile computing has come over the past decade, featuring hardware that competes with and often exceeds what’s available on laptops with a comparable volume. If you need a rugged tablet that can outpace most laptops and want it now, then the Xplore R12 should top your shopping list."

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Channel Life R12 Review

Channel Life - Hands-on review: Xplore XSLATE R12 - hard to kill, hard to beat

By Ashton Young
"For a tablet designed to be equally at home on a desk as it is out in the field or in the car, the Xplore R12 is perfect. It’s not too large to carry around and it’s not too small to work intensely with Windows. "

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Utility Products R12 Review

Utility Products: “Detachable Evolved” rugged tablet (XSLATE R12) unveiled w/new opportunities for the utility industry

"The ability to have a single device that is powerful enough to run the robust software applications, ergonomic enough to be used at a desk for hours, portable enough to be easily used in a mobile workflow, and durable enough to stand up to the harsh conditions encountered will be highly valuable."

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Field Service News: Hands on - Xplore XSLATE R12

Field Service News: Hands on - Xplore XSLATE R12

"There is so much good to write about the XSLATE R12. It is comfortable as both a laptop and a tablet which makes it a good option for those companies whose engineers are currently still using multiple devices. It has plenty of power for more CPU intensive tasks such as CAD based design work and for a rugged 12inch tablet it is a sleek looking and not to cumbersome to carry around, and as mentioned it is certainly capable of surviving a fair few knocks and drops."

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