Why do rugged tablets cost so much more than what you might purchase from Apple or Best Buy?

We talk to customers every day who ask the same question. They want to use tablets in their factories, warehouses, or delivery vans, but struggle with the reasoning behind the increased cost of ruggedization.

You might think this is a no brainer, because an iPad doesn’t look anything like a rugged tablet, but companies still need to justify their return on investment (ROI) when asked to spend three, four, even five times as much for the features and reliability they’ll expect from a rugged form factor, when retail stores sell consumer grade tablets for a fraction of that price.

To help you see why ‘Rugged’ costs more…

…we have written a three-part article to help you understand the factors we see that affect price. Take a few minutes to review it and please give us your thoughts.

PART I – Manufacturing Volume

We will post Parts 2 and 3 in the upcoming weeks