XSLATE R12 Rugged Tablet PC

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One Tablet, the XSLATE R12 Transforms for Any and Every Role

Think you need a desktop, laptop, and rugged tablet to excel at the tasks you complete in the office, in-vehicle, and in the field? You don’t…anymore. You just need the highly mobile, extremely flexible and always resilient Xplore XSLATE® R12 tablet PC. The transformational 2 in 1 device gives you all the high performance capabilities and complete computing functions you need in a single platform. You’ll have the right connectivity and ergonomics for a quick transition from the field to a full desktop computing experience – and the most conveniently stored Companion Keyboard on the market. It’s fast to deploy when you want a notebook, and even easier to store when you don’t. This makes the XSLATE R12 rugged tablet much more evolved than traditional detachable tablets, improving upon its own award-winning R12-series predecessor.

  • Best Outdoor-Viewable Display in its Class: 800 Nit View Anywhere™ Technology protected by  Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • Built rugged with both MIL-STD-810G and IP54 ratings
  • Pass-through antenna capability for WWAN, WLAN, and GPS in both tablet and Secure Mobile Dock
  • Highly secure “mobile office” via multi-factor authentication, including Smart Card/CAC (optional) and fingerprint reader
  • Intel® PCIe Solid State Drives (SSD) deliver over 2X improvement in disk performance* and a 48% improvement in overall system performance**
  • RJ-45 and RS232 True Serial Port Dongle Option
  • Magnetically-attached, Bluetooth™-connected Companion Keyboard can turn Your tablet into a laptop or desktop replacement, or stow and recharge when you’re on the go – all with a simple flip

Impress your workers with more power, more personalized data interactions, and more individual control over PC form factor and settings from Xplore, The Rugged Tablet Authority.™ See why this is the only rugged mobile computer that’s just the “right size” for all of your workers and all of the places they work.

* Over standard M2 SSDs
** When combined with the Intel® Core Series i7 vPro processor


PC Magazine R12 Review

XSLATE R12 Named Editors’ Choice for Best Rugged Windows Tablet 2016


R12 Overview

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Imagine Any PC, that’s the R12 Rugged Tablet

    • Always the Right Form. More Than Enough Flexibility

      12.5” Multi-Functional Mobile Computer: Ergonomic, Powerful, and Reliable Enough to be the Primary PC In and Out of the Office; 8 GB Memory; Windows® 10/8.1/7 Professional Configurations; Up to 1 TB SSD

    • Features That Go with the (Work)flow

      Intel™ Core™-Series Processors for faster wake times and application processing; Multiple Data Entry Options, including touch, keyboard, and pen; SlateMate Module Option: Barcode Scanner and HF RFID; RJ45 + True Serial Port Dongle; Band 14-ready

    • Ruggedly Appealing – to Everyone

      Large 12.5” 800 Nit screen, but lightweight at only 2.95 lbs. (1.34 kg); Durable 2 in 1 structure with magnesium-alloy internal frame and rubberized enclosureMIL-STD-810GIP54C1D2; can be disinfected and cleaned

    • Feel Free to Sit Still or Keep Moving – You’ll Always Be Productive

      Microsoft Azure Certified for IoTSecure Mobile Dock that’s ruggedized for In-Vehicle and In-Field use and designed to deliver rich desktop experience; Dockable Companion Keyboard; Standard hot swappable battery; Built-in 4G LTE broadband and 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Work Anywhere Kit

    The Xplore XSLATE R12 is Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT

Targeting Mass User Appeal

Do you need to:

– Prepare an incident response plan from your patrol car?

– Architect and construct an entire community?

– Monitor nationwide network infrastructure?

– Assess vehicle collision damage and advise on your insurance agency’s repair policy?

Do you need a single mobile computer platform that matches any one of your workers’ tech styles, and every one of your workflow requirements? No problem. The XSLATE R12 is prepared to multi-task in demanding work environments. With its highly responsive pen and touch input capabilities, magnetically-attached Companion Keyboard, adaptable form factor, and customized mounting options, this powerful rugged tablet gives all of your workers the flexibility to quickly and comfortably complete any task at hand – even when it looks like a notebook or desktop.

Key Features

Protect Your Workers, Data, and Device in “Real World” Environments

  • MIL-STD-810G Certified to tolerate extreme temperatures, humidity, rain, and other harsh environmental elements
  • IP54 Rated for water and dust resistance
  • C1D2 Compliant and Intrinsically Safe for use in Hazardous Locations (HazLoc)
  • Vibration and shock-resistant Secure Mobile Dock with key lock provides data and device safety, port replication, crash safety, and battery charger
XC6 Rugged Tablet Features
XC6 Rugged Tablet Power and Performance

Imagine How Much You Could Achieve with One Device

  • 12.5” 800 Nit Display with Anti-Smudge and Anti-Reflective View Anywhere® Technology helps you navigate detailed documents and view high-definition images day or night
  • Easy data entry: Capacitive 10-Point Touch, Wacom Digital Pen, Voice, Companion Keyboard
  • 8 MP rear camera and xCapture™ software make it easy to inspect and document work
  • Teleconference with colleagues and clients via the 2MP full HD front camera
  • Up to 1 TB SSD and 8GB memory: Perfect for GIS, AutoCAD, and other data-intense applications

Establish Your Legacy (Connection) and Stay in Contact

  • 4G LTE Broadband and 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Antenna Pass-Through option for higher-gain external vehicle antenna connections
  • Bluetooth® 4.2 technology uses less power and connects with older devices
  • U-Blox GPS module offers increased sensitivity, faster acquisition time and lower power use; works with WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS satellites for greater accuracy
  • Hot-Swappable Battery comes standard
  • Optional SlateMate® Data Authentication Module: Barcode Scanner and HF RFID
  • Optional RJ-45 + RS232 True Serial Port Dongle for connectivity with legacy equipment and specialized peripherals
XC6 Rugged Tablet Communications Connectivity
XC6 Rugged Tablet Functionality

Optimized for Mission-Critical, Mobilized Professionals

  • Consolidates and centralizes your computing functions, all powered by an enterprise-ready combo:
    • 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ and Intel® Core™ i7 processors with Windows® 10
    • 6th generation Intel® Core™ i5 with Windows® 7, 8.1 or Windows® 10
    • Intel® Celeron® processor with Windows® 10
  • Intel® PCIe Solid State Drives (SSD)
  • Meets government security standards: Optional Smart Card/CAC Reader, TPM, Fingerprint Scanner, CJIS compliant, removable SSD, Absolute Data and Device Security (DDS)
  • Lower energy use enables longer battery life
  • Doubles the performance of previous generation graphics
  • WiDi wireless display technology allows users to connect wirelessly to external displays
  • The Xplore XSLATE R12 is Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT

Specifications at a Glance


Rugged Durability

Performance (OS / RAM / Processor)

  • Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ 7600U
    – i7-7600U, up to 3.9 GHz, 4 MB SmartCache
  • Intel® Core™ i7-7500U
    – i7-7500U, up to 3.5 GHz, 4 MB SmartCache
  • Intel® Core™ i5-6200U
    – i5-6200U, up to 2.8 GHz, 3MB SmartCache
  • Intel® Celeron® 3865U
    – Celeron-3865U, 1.8 GHz, 2MB SmartCache
  • Windows® Professional (10, 8.1, 7)
  • System Memory: 4GB (Celeron® 3865U), 8GB RAM
  • The Xplore XSLATE R12 is Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT



  • Battery life over 9 hours
  • Hot Swappable Lithium Ion Standard battery with 45WHr capacity


  • Integrated trusted platform module – TPM 2.0
  • Integrated fingerprint scanner
  • CAC Reader Module (Optional)
  • Optional Integrated Kensington Lock Slot

Detailed Specifications


Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ – 7600U
– i7-7600U, 2.8 GHz with turbo frequency to 3.9 GHz, 4 MB SmartCache, 2 cores (4 threads)

Intel® Core™ i7-7500U 

– i7-7500U, 2.7 GHz with turbo frequency to 3.5 GHz, 4 MB SmartCache, 2 cores (4 threads)

Intel® Core™ i5-6200U 

– i5-6200U, 2.3GHz with turbo frequency to 2.8 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 2 cores (4 threads)

Intel® Celeron® 3865U

– 1.8 GHz, 2MB SmartCache, 2 cores (2 threads)

Operating System

Genuine Windows® 10 64-bit
Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-bit (Available thru Windows 10 downgrade on i5-6200U only)
Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit (Available thru Windows 10 downgrade on i5-6200U only)

System Storage
64 GB SSD** (M.2 SATA only)
128 GB SSD (M.2 SATA or PCIe)
256 GB SSD (M.2 SATA or PCIe)
512 GB SSD (M.2 SATA or PCIe)
1 TB SSD*** (M.2 PCIe only)

** 64 GB M.2 SATA SSD only available with 3865U processor configuration
*** PCIe drives only available with 7500U & 7600U processor configurations

System Memory

4 GB DDR4 2133 MHz SDRAM memory (Celeron® 3865U only)
8 GB DDR4 2133 MHz SDRAM memory

I/O Ports

Docking connector
USB 3.0 port
3mm Audio I/O jack
HDMI port
Micro-SD Card Slot
Micro-SIM Card Slot (3FF)
Optional RS232 True Serial Port via Dongle
Optional RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Port via Dongle

Embedded I/O

8.0 Megapixel camera (rear-facing)
2.0 Megapixel camera (front-facing)
Rear Camera LED Flash
Optional 1D/2D Barcode Reader via SlateMate®
Optional 13.56 MHz HF RFID with read/write capability via SlateMate®
9 Axis MEMS sensor (Accelerometer, eCompass, Gyroscope)


RealTek noise cancellation

Multi-directional array microphone
– 3 microphones (2 front facing array mic’s and 1 rear facing mic)

2 Integrated Speakers


Integrated Fingerprint Reader
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0
Optional Integrated CAC / Smart Card Reader


Battery life over 9 hours 2
Hot Swappable Lithium Ion Standard battery with 45 WHr capacity
Optional:  xDefend Battery Warranty Program

Battery Charging Time

2.5 hours (Tablet PC on/off) 3

Power Supply

Input Voltage: 19V with AC Adapter
5.5 mm x 1.7 mm barrel jack


12.93” x 8.17” x .75” (328.5 mm x 207.5 mm x 19 mm)


2.9 lbs. (1.34 kg.) 4


ACPI 5.0 compliant
Certified for Microsoft Windows 10 Client family version 1607, x64

2 R12 battery life estimates based on MobileMark 2007 performance testing on Intel Core i5 processors and MobileMark 2014 performance testing on Intel Core i7. Battery performance will vary by system configuration. Battery life and recharge estimates will vary based on system settings, applications, optional features, environmental conditions, battery conditioning and user preferences.

3 Approximate charging time. Validated charging from 5% to 90% with system on or system off.

4 Weight represents approximate system weight measured with a 45WHr battery. Actual system weight may vary depending on component and manufacturing variability.

MIL-STD-810G tested (Multiple 4’ Drops)
Class 1 Division 2 for  Hazardous Locations
IP54 (Water, dust and splash resistant)
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Magnesium-alloy internal frame
Rubberized enclosure

See list of approved cleaners and disinfectants

Rugged Tested

Built for MIL-STD-810G drop testing,
Ingress Protection: IP54 rated (water, dust, splash-resistant), and
Class 1 Division 2 for Hazardous Locations


12.5” Wide Viewing Angle Display
Full-HD Resolution (1920 x 1080)
800 Nit Display Brightness
Anti-Smudge + Anti-Reflective View Anywhere® 
Capacitive 10-Point Touch
Wacom Digital Pen Input
Intel Display Power Saving Technology (DPST)
Ambient Light Sensor
Damage Resistance with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3


Intel® HD Graphics 620 for i7-7500U, i7-7600U
Intel® HD Graphics 610 for Celeron 3865U
Intel® HD Graphics 520 for i5-6200U

3D APIs supported: DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4

• Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth® 4.2

• Optional Internal Wireless (1 expansion slot)
– Sierra Wireless EM7455 (NA and EU) 4G LTE with GNSS (GPS + GLONASS)
– Sierra Wireless EM7430 (APAC) 4G LTE with GNSS (GPS + GLONASS)

– Navisys Technology (u-blox) GPS with SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS)

Note:  GNSS not available when external monitor in use

Integrated Fingerprint Reader
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0
Optional Integrated CAC / Smart Card Reader
Optional Integrated Kensington Lock Slot

Absolute® Data & Device Security (DDS) (optional)

xCapture Pro™ by Xplore® Camera App
RFID Sample Reader (SlateMate)
Barcode Reader (SlateMate)
Xplore Dashboard (Windows 7)
Know Your Tablet (Windows 10, 8.1, 7)

Pen and Touch Enabled BIOS Setup

Xplore Tablet Center (Windows 10, 8.1)

  • Tested to MIL-STD-810G Standards
  • Operating Temperature: -10 °C to 60 °C / 14 °F to 140 °F
  • Storage Temperature: -30 °C to 70 °C / -22 °F to 158 °F
  • Transit Drop – Operating: 4’ (1.22 M) Drop Direct to Plywood over Concrete while System is Operating, 26 Drops
  • Vibration: Minimum Integrity Non-operating, US Highway Truck and Composite Wheel Operating
  • Shock: 20G Operating, 40G Non-operating
  • Humidity: 23 °C to 60 °C / 73 °F to 140 °F, 95% Non-Condensing, 10 Days
  • Water Proofness: Fig 506.5, 140L/hr, per sq/m, 15 Minutes
  • Wind Driven Rain: Fig 506.5, 40 MPH Wind, 30 Minutes Per Side
  • Blowing Sand: 20M/S, rate 1.1g/m3 (+/-.3g) at High Temperature of 60 °C
  • Blowing Dust: Velocity 8.9M/s Dust Concentration 3.9 g/m 3 at High Temperature of 60 °C
  • Temperature Shock: -30 °C to 70 °C / -22 °F to 158 °F within 5 Minutes
  • Contamination by Fluids: 50/50 Solution of Water and Bleach, 50/50 Solution of Water and Hydrogen Peroxide, Diesel Fuel, Mineral Based Oil, Lysol Disinfectant, Denatured Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Altitude: 40,000 ft. (12,192 M) Operating, 50,000 ft. (15,240m) Non-Operating

IEC (60529) Ingress Tested to an IP54 Standard

Standard 3 Year Limited Warranty

Extended warranty & xDefend programs available.
Optional:  xDefend Battery Warranty Program


  • UL/CSA 60950-1, 2nd Ed.
  • IEC/EN 60950-1
  • AS/NZS 60950-1, 2nd ED.
  • LVD Directive 2014/35/EU
  • NOM 019
  • ANSI/ISA 12.12.01-2013 (Hazardous Location)


  • Energy Star Tested
  • California Proposition 65
  • California Energy Commission, Battery Charging Systems
  • RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU
  • WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU
  • Battery Waste Directive 2013/56/EU
  • EN 62623:2013 ( ErP Lot 3 / Lot 26)
  • NMX -1-122-NYCE-2006 (Mexico Energy Consumption)


  • FCC OET 65 Supplement C
  • CAN/CSA RSS-102 Issue 5, Safety Code 6
  • EN 62311, EN 62209-2


  • FCC Part 15 B, Class B
  • CAN/CSA ICES-003, Class B
  • EN55032, Class B
  • EN 301-489-1
  • EN 301-489-17
  • EN 301-489-24
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-3