Ruggedized Tablets Assessment Report

Executive Summary

Ruggedized tablets are mobile computing devices that are able to withstand various environmental and hazardous conditions and rough handling, making them suitable for use by law enforcement in field operations.  In August 2013, the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) Program conducted an operationally oriented assessment of ruggedized tablets running the Microsoft® Windows® 8 operating system.

Assessment Results

Assessment Results

Criteria Ratings

Criteria Ratings

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

Full Review

Emergency responder agencies that consider purchasing ruggedized tablets should carefully consider each product’s overall capabilities and limitations in relation to their agency’s operational needs. For a full report including assessment methodology, see the full report.