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Xplore Technologies XSLATE L10 (Pentium N4200, FHD) Tablet Review

Modern and rugged. A hardened tablet with all the amenities one would expect from a consumer tablet and more. The Xplore XSLATE L10 runs on the same processor as the latest Ultrabooks with NFC, 4G LTE, and even a removable battery and a full-size HDMI port.

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Xplore Technologies specializes in rugged tablets and PCs designed for outdoor and professional use. Its latest product is the L10 tablet complete with detachable keyboard, carrying cases, straps, removable battery, and other accessories catered to maximizing productivity in a variety of demanding industrial conditions. The L10 competes directly with other rugged tablets including the Dell Latitude Rugged series, Fujitsu Stylistic series, Panasonic Toughbook series, and the Durabook series.

We recommend checking out the official Xplore L10 brochure, specifications list, and product website for a concise rundown of all of its features. The L10 tablet is just one device as part of Xplore's new L10 platform. Our review below will focus on the core hardware and performance of the tablet.

Xploretech XSLATE L10
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 505, 24.20.100.6137
Memory
8192 MB 
, 1200 Hz, LPDDR3
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, 10-point capacitive, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1122, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Realtek ALC298 @ High Definition Audio-Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer
Networking
Intel I210 Gigabit Network Connection (10MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, Sierra Wireless EM7565, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 280.8 x 195.2 ( = 0.87 x 11.06 x 7.69 in)
Battery
36 Wh, removeable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2 MPSecondary Camera: 13 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Monaural, Keyboard: Chiclet, 36 Months Warranty, ruggedized
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds), Power Supply: 342 g ( = 12.06 oz / 0.75 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The L10 may be three times heavier than the iPad Pro 10.5, but all that extra girth makes it significantly more robust and resistant to damage. Attempting to twist the unit from its corners or apply pressure on its Gorilla Glass display results in no creaking only minimal warping. Our biggest gripe is that some of its buttons are difficult to depress. The Home and Up-Down buttons, for example, have firm feedback but they are almost flush against the tablet surface.

Connectivity

Available ports include everything one would expect from a consumer tablet like USB Type-A ports, USB Type-C, MicroSD, 3.5 mm headphones, and even HDMI. Perhaps annoyingly, the latter is behind a set of Philips screws which can be inconvenient in situations where a screwdriver may be unavailable.

Charging via USB Type-C is not possible as the tablet uses a proprietary AC adapter. We're hopeful that future models will be compatible with USB Type-C charging for convenience.

Right: AC adapter, Gigabit RJ-45, Up-Down rocker, Screen lock, Power button, HDMI (exposed)
Right: AC adapter, Gigabit RJ-45, Up-Down rocker, Screen lock, Power button, HDMI (exposed)
Left: MicroSD reader, USB Type-C + mini-DisplayPort, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A
Left: MicroSD reader, USB Type-C + mini-DisplayPort, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A

SD Card Reader

The spring-loaded MicroSD reader is able to transfer 1 GB worth of images from card to desktop in about 16 seconds. Competing models like the Latitude 14 or Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 have faster SD readers that are able to transfer files in half the time.

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SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
142.6 MB/s ∼100% +126%
Dell Latitude 14 7414 Rugged Extreme
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
136.2 MB/s ∼96% +116%
Xploretech XSLATE L10
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
63.1 MB/s ∼44%
Dell Latitude 3490
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.6 MB/s ∼17% -63%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
239 MB/s ∼100% +168%
Dell Latitude 14 7414 Rugged Extreme
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
237.5 MB/s ∼99% +167%
Xploretech XSLATE L10
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
89.1 MB/s ∼37%
Dell Latitude 3490
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.4 MB/s ∼10% -73%

Communication

The 2x2 Intel 8265 is capable of theoretical transfer rates of up to 867 Mbps. For the L10, however, transmit is unsteady at an average of only 325 Mbps compared to 670 Mbps on the Panasonic Toughbook equipped with the very same Intel WLAN module. Even more strange is that the Intel 8265 in the L10 exhibits steady receive rates of 664 Mbps. The wide discrepancy between its transmit and receive performances suggests that the software may not be up to date or that our unit has a faulty antennae in one direction.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xploretech XSLATE L10
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
664 MBit/s ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
528 MBit/s ∼80% -20%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
514 MBit/s ∼77% -23%
Dell Latitude 14 7414 Rugged Extreme
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
492 MBit/s ∼74% -26%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
670 MBit/s ∼100% +106%
Dell Latitude 14 7414 Rugged Extreme
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
661 MBit/s ∼99% +103%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
497 MBit/s ∼74% +53%
Xploretech XSLATE L10
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
325 MBit/s ∼49%

Security

A fingerprint reader is provided albeit very smaller than the fingerprint readers on many commercial laptops. Fortunately, recognition and speed do not appear to be affected in practice.

Accessories

A wide variety of accessories are available in the L10 lineup including the XBook L10, XPad L10, and XSLATE L10. Xplore has a brief rundown on these devices through the official website.

Maintenance

The bottom panel is secured by well over two dozen Philips screws. Smaller panels make SSD upgrades and cleaning easier if needed.

(Source: Xplore)
(Source: Xplore)

Warranty

The manufacturer includes a three-year limited warranty as standard whereas many other consumer devices top out at two years when no extensions are applied.

Input Devices

Touchscreen

The multi-touch touchscreen responds uniformly from one corner to the next as one would expect. The active WACOM stylus, however, could have been thicker and longer to better emulate a traditional ink pen. Even the WACOM digitizers for the Microsoft Surface or HP Spectre x360 series are thicker for easier gripping. Its coiled string attachment could have also been longer for more freedom of movement, but this is thankfully easy to replace if needed.

Icons and text are too small to tap accurately because of the dense PPI. We recommend enabling Windows scaling to increase the size of the UI and to boost visibility.

Display

The 10.5-inch matte 1200p 16:10 display is a key attribute of the L10. The manufacturer is promising a very bright 1000-nit backlight in order to provide easy readability when outdoors. Our independent measurements reveal an average brightness of 1090 nits to be one of the brightest tablets we've ever tested. In comparison, the Apple iPad Pro 10.5, Dell Latitude 12 Rugged, and Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 are each only about half as bright when set to their respective maximums. Contrast is also very good at just over 1000:1 and onscreen content is sharp with only light-moderate grains because of the thick matte overlay. Consumer tablets from Apple and Samsung have crisper and more colorful displays because of their glossy overlays and thinner Gorilla Glass protection.

The very high brightness accentuates a couple of issues. First, there is heavy backlight bleeding around the edges and corners as shown by our snapshot below. It's generally unnoticeable unless if the application has darkened borders such as DOS or during movie playback. Secondly, the panel backlight exhibits pulse-width modulation at all brightness levels up to 99 percent. Users who may be sensitive to onscreen flickering may want to be wary of using the L10 for an extended duration.

Hardware statistics software like HWiNFO are unable to identify the panel name or source.

Moderate-heavy uneven backlight bleeding
Moderate-heavy uneven backlight bleeding
RGB subpixel array (224 PPI)
RGB subpixel array (224 PPI)
1084.3
cd/m²
1108.5
cd/m²
1164.2
cd/m²
1069.8
cd/m²
1145.9
cd/m²
1129.4
cd/m²
1028.8
cd/m²
1044.5
cd/m²
1034.7
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 1164.2 cd/m² Average: 1090 cd/m² Minimum: 8.46 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 1145.9 cd/m²
Contrast: 1014:1 (Black: 1.13 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.14 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2, calibrated: 5.06
ΔE Greyscale 4.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
67.2% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 42.8% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.25
Xploretech XSLATE L10
IPS, 10.1, 1920x1200
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
IPS, 10.5, 2224x1668
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Sharp SHP1417 LQ116K1, TN, 11.6, 1366x768
Dell Latitude 14 7414 Rugged Extreme
Sharp LQ140K1, IPS, 14, 1366x768
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
Semi-Matte Beschichtung, IPS LED, 12, 2160x1440
Dell Latitude 3490
LP140WF6 / LGD059D, IPS LED, 14, 1920x1080
Response Times
-5%
-22%
59%
-16%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
32.8 (17.6, 15.2)
39.6 (19.2, 20.4)
-21%
43 (20, 23)
-31%
39 (21, 18)
-19%
36.4 (18.8, 17.6)
-11%
Response Time Black / White *
20 (10.8, 9.2)
17.6 (6, 11.6)
12%
27 (17, 10)
-35%
30 (18, 12)
-50%
24 (13.2, 10.8)
-20%
PWM Frequency
200 (99)
200 (20)
0%
694 (90)
247%
Screen
27%
-37%
-36%
3%
-8%
Brightness middle
1145.9
634
-45%
632
-45%
493
-57%
565
-51%
250
-78%
Brightness
1090
625
-43%
613
-44%
456
-58%
538
-51%
241
-78%
Brightness Distribution
88
87
-1%
90
2%
81
-8%
82
-7%
81
-8%
Black Level *
1.13
0.39
65%
0.47
58%
0.53
53%
0.4
65%
0.25
78%
Contrast
1014
1626
60%
1345
33%
930
-8%
1413
39%
1000
-1%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.14
1.9
63%
11.22
-118%
11.08
-116%
5.06
2%
5.5
-7%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
23.66
3.9
84%
15.11
36%
8.1
66%
23.5
1%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
5.06
4.8
5%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.4
2.8
36%
12.19
-177%
11.99
-173%
6.4
-45%
3.5
20%
Gamma
2.25 98%
2.26 97%
3.4 65%
4.03 55%
2.25 98%
2.27 97%
CCT
6847 95%
7027 93%
1256 518%
10872 60%
5794 112%
7049 92%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
42.8
35
-18%
36
-16%
44
3%
37.9
-11%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
67.2
54
-20%
56
-17%
70
4%
59.4
-12%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
11% / 21%
-37% / -37%
-29% / -33%
31% / 16%
-12% / -9%

* ... smaller is better

The panel is capable of reproducing approximately 43 percent and 67 percent of the AdobeRGB and sRGB standards, respectively, to be comparable to most budget laptops. Flagship Ultrabooks and Android tablets commonly cover over 90 percent of sRGB for deeper and more accurate colors.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Further measurements with a X-Rite spectrophotometer reveal generally inaccurate grayscale and colors. Color temperature is slightly cooler than it needs to be and both Magenta and Blue are more inaccurate than others. Interestingly, attempting to calibrate the panel results in no improvements.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10.8 ms rise
↘ 9.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 19 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
32.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.6 ms rise
↘ 15.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 20 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 200 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 200 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 200 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8964 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is excellent when under shade. There is still some glare when under sunlight or bright overcast as shown by the images below and so direct exposure should still be avoided for optimal visibility. Viewing angles are wide from the IPS panel to allow for comfortable use in both landscape and portrait orientations. Viewing from extreme angles will result in slight apparent contrast changes.

Outdoors on overcast day
Outdoors on overcast day
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors on overcast day
Outdoors on overcast day
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance

A total of four processors are available to choose from including the Pentium N4200 up to the Intel Core i7-8650U. Multiple RAM options (LPDDR3 and LPDDR4) are available as well. The Kaby Lake-R CPU options are very commonly found on newer consumer Ultrabooks while being relatively rare in the consumer tablet space.

No discrete GPU options are available.

 

Processor

CineBench R15
CineBench R15

The Pentium N4200 is the L10 is performing about 10 to 15 percent slower than the average N4200 in our database. While performance is generally consistent with no major throttling behavior, the processor is only marginally faster than the passively cooled Core M-5Y71 in the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged tablet. Even the years-old Core i5-4200U can run up to 100 percent faster than our Pentium configuration. Users who opt in for the higher-end SKU with the i5-8250U, i7-8550U, or i7-8650U will get a significant boost in raw CPU power by over 300 or 400 percent.

Check our our dedicated page on the Pentium N4200 for more technical details and benchmark comparisons.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Latitude 5490
Intel Core i7-8650U
178 Points ∼84% +279%
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
Intel Core i7-8550U
168 Points ∼79% +257%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L7002AUS
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼67% +204%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
Intel Core i5-4200U
96 Points ∼45% +104%
Intel NUC7CJYH
Intel Celeron J4005
77 Points ∼36% +64%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
73 Points ∼34% +55%
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Intel Core M-5Y71
62 Points ∼29% +32%
Average Intel Pentium N4200
  (47 - 53, n=14)
51.6 Points ∼24% +10%
Xploretech XSLATE L10
Intel Pentium N4200
47 Points ∼22%
Fujitsu Stylistic V535
Intel Atom Z3795
38 Points ∼18% -19%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
27 Points ∼13% -43%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L7002AUS
Intel Core i5-8250U
716 Points ∼16% +419%
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
Intel Core i7-8550U
655 Points ∼15% +375%
Dell Latitude 5490
Intel Core i7-8650U
651 Points ∼15% +372%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
236 Points ∼5% +71%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
Intel Core i5-4200U
228 Points ∼5% +65%
Average Intel Pentium N4200
  (128 - 175, n=14)
156 Points ∼4% +13%
Intel NUC7CJYH
Intel Celeron J4005
144 Points ∼3% +4%
Xploretech XSLATE L10
Intel Pentium N4200
138 Points ∼3%
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Intel Core M-5Y71
124 Points ∼3% -10%
Fujitsu Stylistic V535
Intel Atom Z3795
118 Points ∼3% -14%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
94 Points ∼2% -32%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Latitude 5490
Intel Core i7-8650U
2.04 Points ∼84%
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
Intel Core i7-8550U
1.94 Points ∼80%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
Intel Core i5-4200U
1.13 Points ∼46%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
0.94 Points ∼39%
Intel NUC7CJYH
Intel Celeron J4005
0.85 Points ∼35%
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Intel Core M-5Y71
0.66 Points ∼27%
Average Intel Pentium N4200
  (0.64 - 0.66, n=3)
0.65 Points ∼27%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
0.35 Points ∼14%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Latitude 5490
Intel Core i7-8650U
6.97 Points ∼26%
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
Intel Core i7-8550U
6.11 Points ∼23%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2.8 Points ∼10%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
Intel Core i5-4200U
2.48 Points ∼9%
Average Intel Pentium N4200
  (2.02 - 2.27, n=3)
2.13 Points ∼8%
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Intel Core M-5Y71
1.57 Points ∼6%
Intel NUC7CJYH
Intel Celeron J4005
1.39 Points ∼5%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
1.17 Points ∼4%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
Intel Core i5-4200U
3712 Points ∼34%
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Intel Core M-5Y71
2341 Points ∼22%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2287 Points ∼21%
Intel NUC7CJYH
Intel Celeron J4005
2085 Points ∼19%
Average Intel Pentium N4200
  (1630 - 1680, n=7)
1657 Points ∼15%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
948 Points ∼9%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
Intel Core i5-4200U
7614 Points ∼15%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
6610 Points ∼13%
Average Intel Pentium N4200
  (4673 - 5440, n=7)
5092 Points ∼10%
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Intel Core M-5Y71
4909 Points ∼10%
Intel NUC7CJYH
Intel Celeron J4005
3500 Points ∼7%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
2911 Points ∼6%
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
Intel NUC7CJYH
Intel Celeron J4005
1041.79 s * ∼12%
Average Intel Pentium N4200
  (704 - 724, n=2)
714 s * ∼8%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
644.597 s * ∼8%
Dell Latitude 5490
Intel Core i7-8650U
334.6 s * ∼4%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - ---
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
2252.64 Seconds * ∼10%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P8GG
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
1319.49 Seconds * ∼6%
Intel NUC7CJYH
Intel Celeron J4005
1245.12 Seconds * ∼6%
Dell Latitude 5490
Intel Core i7-8650U
501 Seconds * ∼2%
Average Intel Pentium N4200
  (0.3 - 2636, n=28)
212 Seconds * ∼1%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
47 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
138 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
13.09 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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System Performance

PCMark benchmarks are just slightly above the Atom-powered Fujitsu V535 while being significantly below the Core i5 and i7-powered Dell Latitude 14 and Panasonic Toughbook. Even from a subjective standpoint, apps and navigation are a bit slower than your average Ultrabook.

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 3490
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 M.2
4458 Points ∼73% +233%
Dell Latitude 14 7414 Rugged Extreme
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
3655 Points ∼60% +173%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3386 Points ∼56% +153%
Intel NUC7CJYH
UHD Graphics 600, J4005, SanDisk Ultra II
2084 Points ∼34% +56%
Xploretech XSLATE L10
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1122
1337 Points ∼22%
Fujitsu Stylistic V535
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3795, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1139 Points ∼19% -15%
PCMark 10 - Score
Dell Latitude 3490
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 M.2
3619 Points ∼47% +167%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3226 Points ∼42% +138%
Xploretech XSLATE L10
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1122
1355 Points ∼17%
Intel NUC7CJYH
UHD Graphics 600, J4005, SanDisk Ultra II
1136 Points ∼15% -16%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1337 points
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Storage Devices

Removable M.2 SSDs of up to 1 TB are supported to save on space and weight. The 256 GB SanDisk in our unit performs exactly where we expect it to be for a SATA-limited drive. Sequential read and write rates top out at around 500 MB/s each.

See our table of HDDs and SSDs for more benchmark comparisons.

CDM 5
CDM 5
AS SSD
AS SSD
Xploretech XSLATE L10
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1122
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Liteon L8H-128V2G M.2 2280
Dell Latitude 14 7414 Rugged Extreme
Liteonit CV3-8D128
Dell Latitude 3490
SK hynix SC311 M.2
Intel NUC7CJYH
SanDisk Ultra II
AS SSD
-8%
9%
53%
9%
Copy Game MB/s
151.12
158.58
5%
168.56
12%
306.16
103%
175.51
16%
Copy Program MB/s
80.19
101.65
27%
115.45
44%
315.9
294%
102.04
27%
Copy ISO MB/s
275.88
164.77
-40%
302.39
10%
476.73
73%
197.01
-29%
Score Total
1362
643
-53%
762
-44%
1006
-26%
1025
-25%
Score Write
240
164
-32%
226
-6%
387
61%
268
12%
Score Read
746
323
-57%
349
-53%
409
-45%
498
-33%
Access Time Write *
0.119
0.095
20%
0.069
42%
0.052
56%
0.089
25%
Access Time Read *
0.154
0.091
41%
0.121
21%
0.097
37%
0.115
25%
4K-64 Write
170.08
85.79
-50%
124.67
-27%
286.06
68%
174.58
3%
4K-64 Read
682.87
246.63
-64%
267.49
-61%
332.74
-51%
420.47
-38%
4K Write
34.04
64.49
89%
54.73
61%
68.86
102%
47.43
39%
4K Read
16.17
25.41
57%
29.92
85%
27.67
71%
26.98
67%
Seq Write
362.01
139.25
-62%
464.37
28%
318.83
-12%
464.8
28%
Seq Read
465.96
512.79
10%
516.24
11%
484.68
4%
480.03
3%

* ... smaller is better

SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1122
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 554 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 523.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 107.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 72.99 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 434.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 415.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 28.32 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 52.52 MB/s

GPU Performance

3DMark 11
3DMark 11

The Intel HD Graphics 505 is only marginally better that the already slow HD Graphics GPUs found on Cherry Trail and Bay Trail Atom SoCs. In other words, the tablet is not designed for any sort of gaming or even light editing. 1080p streaming or playback is still smooth for multimedia purposes.

See our dedicated page on the HD Graphics 505 for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, 8550U
2756 Points ∼15% +471%
Dell Latitude 3490
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8250U
1326 Points ∼7% +175%
Dell Latitude 14 7414 Rugged Extreme
Intel HD Graphics 520, 6300U
1239 Points ∼7% +157%
Intel NUC7CJYH
Intel UHD Graphics 600, J4005
593 Points ∼3% +23%
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Intel HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71
569 Points ∼3% +18%
Average Intel HD Graphics 505
  (308 - 751, n=14)
541 Points ∼3% +12%
Xploretech XSLATE L10
Intel HD Graphics 505, N4200
483 Points ∼3%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
361 Points ∼2% -25%
Fujitsu Stylistic V535
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3795
196 Points ∼1% -59%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, 8550U
2802 Points ∼5% +439%
Dell Latitude 3490
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8250U
1634 Points ∼3% +214%
Dell Latitude 14 7414 Rugged Extreme
Intel HD Graphics 520, 6300U
1369 Points ∼3% +163%
Average Intel HD Graphics 505
  (424 - 825, n=14)
620 Points ∼1% +19%
Intel NUC7CJYH
Intel UHD Graphics 600, J4005
579 Points ∼1% +11%
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Intel HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71
529 Points ∼1% +2%
Xploretech XSLATE L10
Intel HD Graphics 505, N4200
520 Points ∼1%
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8300
342 Points ∼1% -34%
Fujitsu Stylistic V535
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3795
191 Points ∼0% -63%
3DMark 11 Performance
577 points
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BioShock Infinite (2013) 21.310.2fps

Stress Test

We stress the tablet with benchmarks to identify for any potential throttling or stability issues. When subjected to Prime95 stress, the CPU can be observed running at 2.4 GHz for the first few seconds before reaching 61 C and dropping to a stable 1.6 GHz and 49 C. Thus, Turbo Boost is very short-lived despite the thickness and active cooling solution of the tablet.

System idle
System idle
Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
FurMark stress
FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
Prime95 Stress 1.6 -- 49
FurMark Stress -- 350 43
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 1.1 100 49

Emissions

System Noise

The tablet is silent when idling and even during medium loads as represented by the first benchmark scene of 3DMark 06. Extreme load will bump fan noise to 38 dB(A) for just a short period before falling to a steady 29.9 dB(A). In practice, the idling fan will eventually become active when web browsing but only up to a quiet 29.9 dB(A). We suspect that the faster Core i5 and i7 SKUs of the L10 may have different fan noise behavior than our N4200 SKU.

Our test unit exhibits no coil whine or high-pitched electronic noise.

Noise Level

Idle
27.8 / 27.8 / 27.8 dB(A)
Load
27.8 / 29.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 27.8 dB(A)
Xploretech XSLATE L10
HD Graphics 505, N4200, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1122
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Liteon L8H-128V2G M.2 2280
Dell Latitude 14 7414 Rugged Extreme
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
Dell Latitude 3490
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 M.2
Fujitsu Stylistic V535
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3795, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Noise
-22%
-9%
-11%
-20%
off / environment *
27.8
30.2
-9%
30.5
-10%
29.8
-7%
Idle Minimum *
27.8
31
-12%
30.2
-9%
30.5
-10%
29.8
-7%
Idle Average *
27.8
31
-12%
30.2
-9%
30.5
-10%
29.8
-7%
Idle Maximum *
27.8
31
-12%
30.2
-9%
30.5
-10%
29.8
-7%
Load Average *
27.8
39.6
-42%
30.2
-9%
31.9
-15%
39.1
-41%
Load Maximum *
29.9
39.9
-33%
31.7
-6%
32.6
-9%
44.3
-48%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Fan exhaust under load
Fan exhaust under load

Surface temperatures are slightly warmer on the bottom left quadrants of the tablet when idling. When under heavy stress, the hot spots can become as warm as 42 C. The rubberized surfaces around the edges and corners never become uncomfortable to hold for long periods.

System idle (front)
System idle (front)
System idle (back)
System idle (back)
Maximum load (front)
Maximum load (front)
Maximum load (back)
Maximum load (back)
Max. Load
 33.6 °C
92 F
33.2 °C
92 F
32.4 °C
90 F
 
 35.4 °C
96 F
35.6 °C
96 F
33.8 °C
93 F
 
 36.8 °C
98 F
38.8 °C
102 F
35.2 °C
95 F
 
Maximum: 38.8 °C = 102 F
Average: 35 °C = 95 F
33 °C
91 F
36 °C
97 F
31.6 °C
89 F
40.8 °C
105 F
39.8 °C
104 F
39 °C
102 F
35.2 °C
95 F
41.2 °C
106 F
37.8 °C
100 F
Maximum: 41.2 °C = 106 F
Average: 37.2 °C = 99 F
Power Supply (max.)  44.6 °C = 112 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 30.8 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.8 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 34.8 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.3 to 51.8 °C for the class Tablet.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.2 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 34.4 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.2 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 30.8 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

Pink noise
Pink noise

The rear-facing speaker has poor bass reproduction as shown by our pink noise measurement screenshot. Maximum volume is sufficient for indoor use, but it could have been louder for industrial outdoor conditions for which the system is catered towards.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Idling on desktop draws anywhere between 3 W and 11 W depending on the brightness setting. Since the backlight is so powerful, the maximum brightness setting can bump consumption up by 7 W or 8 W when compared to the dimmest setting.

Medium to maximum loads will demand about 18 W to be very comparable to the Apple MacBook 12. The small (10.5 x 4.5 x 3.0 cm) 65 W AC adapter provides more than enough juice for the low-power tablet.

Maximum brightness initiated at the 20s mark. Bumping up the brightness increases consumption from about 4 W to almost 12 W
Maximum brightness initiated at the 20s mark. Bumping up the brightness increases consumption from about 4 W to almost 12 W
Prime95 initiated at the 20s mark. Note that consumption is highest for the first few seconds before dropping to a steady 16.8 W
Prime95 initiated at the 20s mark. Note that consumption is highest for the first few seconds before dropping to a steady 16.8 W
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.39 / 1.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.7 / 10.7 / 11 Watt
Load midlight 17.8 / 17.9 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Xploretech XSLATE L10
N4200, HD Graphics 505, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1122, IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
A10X Fusion, A10X Fusion GPU, Toshiba THGBX669D4LLDXG 64 GB NAND , IPS, 2224x1668, 10.5
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
5Y71, HD Graphics 5300, Liteon L8H-128V2G M.2 2280, TN, 1366x768, 11.6
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
7300U, HD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ, IPS LED, 2160x1440, 12
Dell Latitude 3490
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, SK hynix SC311 M.2, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14
Apple MacBook 12 2017
7Y32, HD Graphics 615, Apple SSD AP0256, LED IPS, 2304x1440, 12
Power Consumption
48%
8%
11%
-64%
20%
Idle Minimum *
3.7
1.44
61%
3.8
-3%
3.15
15%
3.2
14%
2
46%
Idle Average *
10.7
6.12
43%
9.3
13%
6
44%
5.5
49%
5.4
50%
Idle Maximum *
11
6.14
44%
9.7
12%
6.3
43%
8.1
26%
6.6
40%
Load Average *
17.8
8.55
52%
16.3
8%
21
-18%
40.8
-129%
22
-24%
Load Maximum *
17.9
10.62
41%
15.9
11%
23
-28%
68.1
-280%
20
-12%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

A removable 36 Wh battery is included in addition to a non-removable integrated battery. If utilizing both batteries, users can expect around 7 hours of real-world WiFi usage before needing to recharge. It's worth noting that the brightness was set to 150 nits (or 15 percent) for our WiFi test and so battery life will likely be shorter if on brighter settings.

Charging from near empty to full capacity takes a little under two hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
7h 11min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 36min
Xploretech XSLATE L10
N4200, HD Graphics 505, 36 Wh
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
A10X Fusion, A10X Fusion GPU, 30.8 Wh
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
5Y71, HD Graphics 5300, 56 Wh
Dell Latitude 3490
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 56 Wh
Fujitsu Stylistic V535
Z3795, HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 17.7 Wh
Dell Latitude 14 7414 Rugged Extreme
6300U, HD Graphics 520, 97 Wh
Battery Runtime
45%
9%
61%
-42%
46%
Reader / Idle
2036
WiFi v1.3
431
693
61%
471
9%
694
61%
252
-42%
628
46%
Load
156
199
28%

Pros

+ plenty of connectivity options including Smart Card, HDMI, 4G LTE, and NFC
+ very bright display; great outdoor visibility
+ removable secondary battery
+ strong and rugged design
+ front and rear cameras
+ upgradeable M.2 SSD
+ quiet fan noise

Cons

- poor bass reproduction; speaker could be louder
- generally inaccurate colors; limited color space
- HDMI is hidden behind inconvenient screws
- small WACOM stylus; short string tether
- average low-light camera performance
- moderate-heavy backlight bleeding
- weak graphics performance
- no USB Type-C charging
- Pentium N4200 is slow

Verdict

In review: Xplore Technologies XSLATE L10. Test unit provided by Xplore
In review: Xplore Technologies XSLATE L10. Test unit provided by Xplore

The L10 is laser-focused on providing the best experience for industrial users and it mostly hits the mark. Color accuracy, bass reproduction, backlight bleeding, and graphics performance are all poor or average at best. Fortunately for the target audience, these drawbacks will likely have minimal impact on day-to-day workloads and are not likely to be deal breakers. Instead, it's the rigidity, connectivity, and display brightness that matter and the L10 definitely delivers on that front.

There are some details we hope Xplore can address on future revisions. First, the proprietary AC adapter is inconvenient when universal USB Type-C charging is now available on most laptops and tablets. Second, the WACOM digitizer is too small and narrow to hold comfortably when compared to those from competitors. Third, maximum volume could have been louder if working outdoors or in industrial environments. We can only hope that our inconsistent WiFi results are specific to our unit only and not widespread.

A very bright and versatile industrial tablet with nearly all the features of a mainstream consumer tablet. If outdoor visibility is of utmost concern, then this is the tablet to get. Some minor design annoyances mean plenty of room for improvement on future revisions.

Xploretech XSLATE L10 - 07/15/2018 v6
Allen Ngo

Chassis
94%
Keyboard
0 / 80 → 
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
67 / 65 → 100%
Weight
71 / 40-88 → 65%
Battery
89%
Display
85%
Games Performance
41 / 68 → 60%
Application Performance
45 / 76 → 59%
Temperature
90%
Noise
99%
Audio
30 / 91 → 33%
Camera
45 / 85 → 53%
Average
70%
79%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Allen Ngo, 2018-07-15 (Update: 2018-07-20)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.