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Tablet Buying Demystified: 10 Tips

Tablet shoppers face an ever-growing number of options beyond the iPad. We break down 10 key considerations.
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Consumer tablets, even those with aluminum backs, aren't engineered to provide enterprise-grade durability or security. Sure, you can use a ruggedized case to protect your slate from dust and drops, but the device itself isn't built to withstand freezing temperatures, grit and water.

For extreme tableting, check out Xplore Technologies' iX104C5 Dual-Mode Sunlight-Readable (DMSR), which is designed to survive a seven-foot drop and operate in temperatures ranging from -30°F to 140°F. Another option: Panasonic's Toughpad series, which features daylight-readable screens, hardware data encryption and the ability to shake off four- to five-foot drops, depending on the model.

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6/3/2013 | 1:54:45 PM
re: Tablet Buying Demystified: 10 Tips
Putting the explanatory text off to the side does not improve this article. People are used to finding the text below the image and forcing them into a new mode when it doesn't improve the delivery of the information seems counter productive.
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