The rugged tablet-maker Durabook launches its first 10th-gen Intel Core-based model
Durabook Americas has unveiled the latest refresh of its professional-grade U11 tablet. Admittedly, this variant looks a lot like its predecessor; however, it has a lot of new and updated features, including new chipsets. The rugged device now comes with a choice of the Intel Core i5-10210Y, i5-10310Y or i7-10510Y CPUs, for a start.
The OEM asserts that these new 10th-gen processors boost cooling, not to mention performance and stability in challenging environments, in the U11. That is good, as this IP65, shock-proof, 6-foot drop-proof and vibration-resistant tablet is also famously (and also often vitally) fanless. It can also be outfitted with SSDs with a specialized quick-release housing that supports PCIe or SATA interfaces.
The new U11 still has an 11.6-inch display. It is FHD, and exhibits the latest generation of the in-house DynaVue tech that promotes readability and touch-responsiveness even if the user has damp or gloved hands. This tablet also features an Efficient EMS mode, in that it can support multiple card-readers and an RFID reader in order to authenticate both medical personnel and patients on the same PC.
On that note, the Windows tablet can be expanded with modules that range from ExpressCard 54 to PCMCIA type II, for versatile and diverse professional use-cases. Finally, this 2020 update supports USB 3.1 type C connectivity. The 2020 Durabook U11 starts at a recommended US$1,949 and can be ordered by contacting the company's sales division.