Pick a durable tablet for outdoor work
The most common tablets you’ll hear about are the iPad, the Kindle, and the Nexus. Well, not just these three, but every single iteration of them. Whenever the next generation of these tablets is released, you will surely be notified, if not bombarded, with advertisements and huge announcements from Apple, Amazon, and Google. Without a doubt, these are great devices, but tablets are simply not meant for use in every setting. Sure, you’ll see iPads in homes, restaurants, offices, and cafes, but you’re not likely to catch one at a lumber yard or construction site. You’re actually not even likely to see a standard laptop in those settings. Instead, you will find heavy duty laptops like the dell Latitude. Something that you might find in an espionage movie; they have to keep that data physically protected!
Laptops can be rather technical, though. Sometimes when you’re out in the field, it’s nice to have the ease and functionality of a tablet, especially when you need to pull up figures quickly and don’t have a level table handy. While tablets like the iPad can be used in these scenarios, you really do not want to be carrying expensive fragile equipment into hazardous areas. It’s the reason people wear hard hats and steel toe boots.
A great alternative is a tablet PC like the Fujitsu Lifebook T Series. Tablet PCs have the functionality of a PC and a reliable tablet screen. They are also more durable than standard tablets. The Fujitsu Lifebook Tablet PC features a second battery for upwards of 8 hours of power without charge for when you’re out in the field, and an outdoor screen so you can easily see and not damage your screen. If you work outdoors and are in need of a laptop or tablet, this tablet PC is the best of both worlds.
Written by Asher Briggs