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Durabook re-launches the fully-rugged Durabook R11 tablet for a starting price of $1849 USD

Durabook re-launches the fully-rugged Durabook R11 tablet for a starting price of $1849 USD (Source: Durabook)
Durabook re-launches the fully-rugged Durabook R11 tablet for a starting price of $1849 USD (Source: Durabook)
The "easy-to-clean" 11.6-inch rugged tablet comes with three-year warranty as standard and a relatively bright 500-nit 1080p touchscreen designed for outdoor use and environmental abuse.

Available since at least early 2019, Durabook Americas is re-introducing the rugged Durabook R11 tablet for a COVID-stricken world. In its latest press release, the manufacturer claims the tablet is "easy to clean and disinfect, making it even more valuable to field users during today's COVID-19 pandemic".

Other than the re-release, this is same Durabook R11 we saw last year with its Intel 8th gen Core U-series CPU options, Intel 9260 Wi-Fi 5 wireless, 1080p matte touchscreen, and both IP65 and MIL-STD-810G certifications.

In our review of the device, we noted the above-average display contrast ratio and color reproduction for a rugged tablet, but we were disappointed by some of its touch-sensitive features and presence of pulse-width modulation for brightness control. We were also unable to reproduce the claimed 16-hour battery life as our real-world WLAN test would return just under 6 hours instead.

See our full review on the Durabook R11 here and its official product page here to learn more about the rugged device. Options start at $1849 USD, but users willing to spend more can opt for the higher-end Durabook U11 series instead.

FREMONT, Calif.June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Durabook R11 fully rugged tablet is designed to maximize the efficiency of professional field workers, such as those in the utility, transportation, and logistics industries. Offering enterprise-class performance, rock-solid design, extended battery life capability, and sharp FHD images, the Durabook R11 shows up prepared and ready for a demanding day on the job. It is also easy to clean and disinfect, making it even more valuable to field users during today's COVID-19 pandemic.

"When it comes to field workers, the thinner and lighter the tablet, the better," says Tom Wang, president of Durabook Americas. "At just over three-quarters of an inch in height and weighing just 2.65 pounds – the world's most compact tablet in the fully-rugged class – the R11 is extremely easy to take out on the job, no matter where or what type of conditions."

Superior Performance for Demanding Jobs
The Durabook R11 packs great performance and visuals into its compact form with the latest Intel® 8th- generation CPUs with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.2 GHz, plus Intel's UHD Graphics 620. Plus, it comes with the high-speed data transmission capability of Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 926d0 and Bluetooth® V5.0, which assures smooth, congestion-free processing at all times. Optional office docking station or vehicle-light docking station with dual RF pass-through extend the R11 field capabilities, especially in the case of multitasking workers.

Rugged Design for Any Environment
Enhanced protection offered by rubber frame protectors on all sides means the unit is especially resilient to accidental drops. It is MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F certified, ANSI 12.12.01 C1D2 certified, and IP65 rated, assuring shock, 4-foot drop and vibration protection, as well as the ability to withstand use in the wide range of temperatures field workers encounter. Its rugged makeup fully complements its smooth, streamlined exterior.

Up to 16 Hours on a Single Charge
Whether it is working a regular eight-hour day or extended hours through a double shift, battery life is always a critical concern for keeping professional field workers productive. The R11 easily keeps working with an optional high-capacity battery that lasts for up to 16 hours without a charge.

Exceptional Sunlight Viewing
When a worker's office space includes rain, cold, bright sunlight, and all manner of other environmental challenges, he or she needs a device that is purpose built. The Durabook R11 features an 11.6" FHD (1920×1080) LCD with our proprietary DynaVue® technology that provides exceptional viewing, even in direct sunlight. Its 10-point capacitive multi-touch panel assures superior accuracy and response, gloved fingers or otherwise.

Easy Cleaning and Disinfecting
Durabook strives to take every effort feasible to ensure the health and well-being of users of our innovative rugged computing solutions. To that end, we are proud to make available a special cleaning and sanitization guide, outlining the steps and procedures necessary to clean and sanitize our products*. To download a free copy, visit:

The Durabook R11 fully rugged tablet starts at $1,849. For more details, visit For sales inquiries, contact [email protected], or call 800-995-8946.

Durabook Americas, Inc. is a subsidiary of Twinhead International Corporation, a leading manufacturer and customizer of rugged computing solutions, including the globally acclaimed Durabook brand. Driven to meet customer needs in the America's, Durabook devices are designed, manufactured and tested in-house to assure maximum quality and reliability. These cost-effective ruggedized laptops, tablets, and all-in-one PCs are high-performance solutions that increase productivity, drive a clear return on investment and deliver a low total cost of ownership for government and enterprise customers in markets like oil & gas, power & utilities, field service, military, and public safety.

For more information on Durabook, visit

* Durabook does not endorse or advertise a specific commercial disinfectant or a particular brand and cannot warrant their effectiveness.


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Allen Ngo, 2020-07- 9 (Update: 2020-07- 6)