Full Review of the Rugged xTablet T1185 Conducted by RuggedPCReview

Full Review of the Rugged xTablet T1185 Conducted by RuggedPCReview

"Another rugged, well-conceived, and very practical 10-inch Windows tablets from one of the platform's leaders and early pioneers. "

Published on
May 12, 2023 12:12:00 PM PDT May 12, 2023 12:12:00 PM PDTth, May 12, 2023 12:12:00 PM PDT

Below is a brief snippet of the full review of the xTablet T1185 conducted by Conrad Blickenstorfer, Editor-in-Chief of RuggedPCReview.

“First impression matters, and the xTablet T1185 certainly makes a very good one. Whereas the considerably less costly Flex 10B is a generic tablet in a case, the T1185 is a true rugged tablet design both inside and out. It looks and feels like a serious tool for the job, a rugged tablet that was designed from the ground up to handle the bumps and grind and drops that come with work in the field.

There are hefty bumpers on all four corners, the kind that aren't just design elements but clearly afford true real-word protection. There are all the doors, compartments, locks, hooks, loops and attachment and mounting points and details that one expects from a rugged tablet. There's nothing wrong with the gleaming ethereal sleekness of premium consumer tablets, but those are detriments out there on the job where the rubber meets the road. With the xTablet T1185, form follows function, not fashion.

Despite being in the same 10-inch display class as the standard Apple iPad, as a rugged tablet the T1185 is larger and heftier. Some of that extra heft and size is due to a good deal of built-in protection, another to the presence of ports and integrated functionality. The display's 16:10 aspect ratio is pleasant to our eyes, between the iPad's squarish 4:3 and the narrow (or wide, depending on whether you use them in landscape or portrait mode) 16:9 aspect ratio favored by many non-Apple tablets. The xTablet T1185 looks large enough for real Microsoft Windows work.

One look at the xTablet T1185 is also enough to realize that this is a rugged machine and not something retrofitted for extra duty. The designers skillfully combined the contemporary tablet look with the functionality and features required of a rugged tablet. Most consumer smartphones and tablets these days have displays taking up the entire front of a device. That makes them damage-prone and such displays really aren't very practical. The T1185, on the other hand, has a nice margin around the actual display that's large enough to a) allow for a flush front glass surface for easy touch operation, and b) allows for easy holding of the tablet without blocking part of the LCD. The actual LCD is recessed a bit from the housing bezel, just enough for MobileDemand to apply a fairly thick screen protector.”

Read the full review now at RuggedPCReview.com.