Humans still control computers. At the same time, computers still dictate the extent to which humans can excel. Even the most skilled experts can only power through a task as quickly as their computer allows them. That’s not to say our speed of innovation or application of brilliant ideas is completely hampered by a slow computer. But, insufficient computer performance can restrict workers’ productivity, and therefore, overall performance.
Consider the “computer” limitations that NASA faced back in the 1960s. Human computers, while brilliant, could only analyze and produce data as fast as the mind allowed. That is why there was such an urgency in bringing the first IBM online ahead of the Friendship 7 launch, which catapulted the first U.S. astronaut into space. It was a faster computer that could process more data in a matter of minutes than multiple minds could process in hours. Yes, it still demanded manual data input and human intervention to achieve accurate calculations. However, human achievement is certainly accelerated when there is a fast and powerful computation driving data-intensive processes.
Hence the reason why the computational power and speed of a mobile device matters as much to organizations today as IBM’s early mainframe did to NASA more than 50 years ago. Especially industrial and field service companies whose products, services and overall success are produced by mobile workers who demand around-the-clock data access but do not have the luxury of around-the-clock desktop access.
“With each passing season, another wave of mobile devices is released that's more capable and more powerful than the generation preceding it. We're at the point where anyone armed with a current model smartphone or tablet is able to handle almost all of their at-home—and even at-work—tasks without needing anything else.”
That is why there has been a drive to engineer faster, more powerful mobile computers over the last two decades. It is also why companies that serve the professional mobile computer user like Xplore and Intel are taking dramatic engineering leaps to accommodate every one of the durability, performance, security, safety, connectivity and usability requirements needed to power a mobile workforce without requiring organizations to give up some aspect of the desktop experience. Xplore and Intel have already developed some of the highest performance mobile computer technologies in history. But, we’re not done yet.
Just today, Xplore announced that it has dramatically increased the performance for the category-leading 12” rugged tablet with new Intel PCIe solid state drives (SSDs).
As RuggedPCReview.com’s Conrad Blickenstorf noted: “It's amazing how Xplore's proactive adoption of leading edge technology is boosting rugged tablet performance to levels thought impossible just a short time ago. "
Our customers’ success comes first, and engineering the highest quality, highest performance rugged tablets will always be our foremost priority. If we stop trying to improve upon our tablets’ performance levels, even if our competitors do not come close to matching our capabilities, then we will eventually limit your workers’ productivity capabilities. In turn, we would limit the potential output and strength of your organization as a whole, and that is never acceptable. We will continue to work to seek new ways to deliver a better, faster and stronger rugged tablet. In turn, your workers will be empowered to work smarter and faster, without having to work harder.
See what happened when RuggedTabletPCReview.com took the newly souped-up, Intel PCIe SSD-equipped XSLATE R12 rugged tablet through its performance benchmark tests.
* Based on Xplore XSLATE R12 with Intel Core i7-7600U processor and an 1TB Intel 600p Series PCIe-based SSD