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Durabook claims that its new ultra-slim yet rugged tablet is ideal for fieldwork in 2020

The new Durabook R11. (Source: Durabook)
The new Durabook R11. (Source: Durabook)
Durabook has launched its latest tablet, the R11. Like others from this OEM, it has military-grade drop, shock, ingress and temperature resistance. However, this one is also only about 20 millimeters (mm) in height and weighs 1.2 kilograms. This may make it more amenable to work in the hazardous environments of today.

Durabook Americas has introduced its latest "fully rugged" Windows tablet, the R11. The OEM asserts that it has taken feedback from its user-base - mainly professionals and field-workers - who apparently demand refinements in the dimensions of PCs such as this for enhanced productivity while using them. This may be due to potentially increased portability and dexterity in their handling.

To this end, the new 11.6-inch slate measures about 298x192x20 millimeters (mm) while weighing 1.2kg. Unlike the last device released by this brand, however, it is powered by the 8th-gen Intel Core i7-8650U, i7-8550U, i5-8350U or i5-8250U, and has no USB type C ports.

However, it still features a MIL-STD-810G durability rating, along with a MIL-STD-461F electromagnetic resistance rating, an IP65 ingress-protection rating and an ANSI 12.12.01 C1D2 on for hazardous environments.

The R11 also has an expansion slot compatible with cards that confer barcode-reading, Ethernet connectivity, smart card/CAC-reading or RFID functions on the tablet. Like the U11, Its FHD LCD display is equipped with Durabook's DynaVue technology for enhanced outdoor visibility.

The OEM also asserts that the R11 is easy to disinfect, thus potentially elevating its appeal to workers adhering to Covid-19-safe practices. It is available from the Durabook website and starts at US$1849.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07- 5 (Update: 2020-07- 5)
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