xTablet T1200 Windows 8 Fully Rugged Tablet PC Arrives

The first Windows 8 fully rugged tablet PC is now available for users that need a military rugged tablet running Windows 8.

This is no Ultrabook Convertible, but it is a specialized device that is designed for users who are out in the field in conditions where an iPad or a consumer grade Ultrabook Convertible wouldn’t hold up.

The MobileDemand xTablet T1200 is the company’s first Windows 8 tablet, offering a 10.4-inch display and the latest Intel 3rd generation processors and up to 16GB of RAM. This tablet can run Windows 8 professional or Windows 7 Professional. While many businesses may be slow to adopt Windows 8, those looking for a better touch experience.

T1200 Rugged Windows 8 Tablet
A rugged Windows 8 Tablet.

The xTablet T1200 offers 64GB to 256GB of SSD storage, and an option to include a second hard drive for added storage. The tablet includes an integrated barcode scanner and RFID reader. The tablet includes a front facing camera for video chat as well as a 5MP rear facing camera for sharing worksite conditions and other information with a home office.

Users will find an array of connectivity options and ports including GPS, PCMCIA, SDHC, smart card readers, 2 USB 3.0 ports, serial port, Gigabit Ethernet and options for 3G, 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.0.


The xTablet T1200 includes a three-year warranty and is designed to handle more abuse than a standard tablet. The MIL-STD 810G rating means this Windows 8 tablet should be able to handle a 5 foot drop, extreme temperatures and more. The tablet receives an IP65 rating for dust and rain. The video below shows a similar Mobile Demand tablet taking abuse.

MobileDemand offers a range of accessories for its rugged tablets. There are no specific accessories announced, but MobileDemand says the following T1200 accessories are on the way.

  • Bar code scanner
  • Carrying options
  • Docking options
  • Power and battery
  • Office accessories

All this rugged mobile computing power isn’t cheap. The MobileDemand xTablet T1200 starts at $2,930 with prices going up for optional upgrades.

The xTablet T1200 is available in a limited run starting today with full availability in January 2013.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]


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