The Rough and Tumble Arbor Gladius 10 tablet arrives in May


Arbor may not be a name you’re familiar with, but “Gladius” is a hard name to forget. The Arbor Gladius 10 is a tough new tablet from the company, and it has just been announced a few days before CES 2015.

Arbor Solution has taken the wraps off a new Android slate called the Arbor Gladius 10. As the name implies, it is a 10.1-inch tablet, and it has a resolution 1,280 x 800. It also has raised bezels, MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certification, and rubber covers for the I/O ports. The Gladius 10 can also withstand a drop of up to 5-feet, so it certainly lives up to its tough-sounding name.

Usually “tough” tablets are sparse when it comes to specs, but that isn’t the case with the Arbor Gladius 10. The slate sports an octa-core MTK MT8392 Cortex A7 processor clocked at 2.0GHz while the graphics are handled by a quad-core ARM Mail 3D GPU. You’ll get 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage to work with as well, and it’s all powered by a 9,300mAh battery.

The rear camera on the Arbor Gladius 10 is listed at 13MP with a flash, and the front-facing snapper is a more than respectable 2MP. All the connectivity options you’d expect are present with WiFi, Blutooth, NFC and GPS, but you’ll get a slew of ports as well with a mini HDMI, micro USB 2.0, and two SIM card slots. We’d be remiss if we didn’t also mention the fact it supports wireless charging and has built-in 1D and 2D barcode scanner with a trigger — something you typically don’t find on tablets.

Arbor Gladius 10 tablet

The Arbor Gladius 10 isn’t going to be a slate for everyone, but it’s surprisingly powerful and definitely tough. It is also not cheap as the Gladius 10 with the 1D bar code scanner is priced at around $1,030 while no price has been announced for the model with the 2D scanner. The tablet is expected to arrive in May if you’re interested in checking one out.


Adam is a techie, who loves new gadgets and all things Westeros. Android is his OS of choice, and Pizza is his nemesis.

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