In this review, we will be exploring Zebra’s latest offering of modern mobile devices built to meet the unique needs of enterprise supply chain operations. I am going to break down Zebra’s MC9300 Mobile Computer and L10 Tablets, which come in three versions: XSlate, XPad, and XBook.
Both the MC9300 and L10 fit into warehouse workflows for receiving, put away, picking, cycle counting, and just about any traditional transaction inside the four walls you can think of.
Before we get into what makes these new mobile hardware devices so well-suited for warehouses in any industry, let’s talk about why you should consider upgrading your legacy hardware in the first place.
With legacy Windows mobile operating systems approaching end-of-life deadlines, the need to migrate to modern OS platforms is more critical than ever before.
Windows mobile OS versions such as Embedded CE 6.0 left extended support as of April 2018, while Embedded 8.1 Handheld is being phased out and Embedded Handheld 6.5 will close out support in January 2020 (only five months away). Other outdated Win Embedded versions will follow.
This also applies to older version of Android OS that are falling out of use, such as Android versions 4-6.
If you are still using devices running these old Windows versions, security risks and maintenance costs will continue to rise until you migrate to newer Android or Win 10 OS versions still in support.
You can read more about what end-of-life means for your mobile systems here:
Don't worry. Zebra's newest hardware releases can help make your next refresh cycle much easier.
The MC9300 is a powerhouse of handheld mobile technology suitable. Hitting the market as the latest and greatest mobile device from Zebra, this ultra-rugged mobile computer replaces the MC9200 and delivers double the battery life and much, much more. For regular or harsh warehouse conditions, this heavy industrial model has you covered.
|OS:||Latest Android release*|
|Features:||Long-range scanning, 8-foot drop to concrete, can be fully submerged in water|
|Variants:||Cold storage and non-incendive models available|
*Includes Zebra Mobility DNA and LifeGuard™
The L10 Rugged Tablet is a multi-functional mobile device that goes beyond “just a tablet.” A device like this can fit into any warehouse environment, regardless of vertical. You can mount the L10 on a forklift, and then take the tablet with you as you walk around to perform other transactions in the warehouse. You can take it into the field—even a remote location like an offsite oilrig.
Normally, this means buying two or three separate devices to handle these three use cases. With the L10, you can use one device to do all three—saving you 50% or more on your hardware.
Zebra's L10 comes in three flavors:
|OS:||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit*|
|Replaces:||Zebra D10 Series|
|Features:||Multi-use, 4-foot drop to concrete, accessories, upgradable hardware for processor, memory, storage, display size and more|
|Variants:||XSLATE, XPAD, XBOOK|
*Android version coming soon
After reading this, you can understand why the MC9300 Handheld Mobile Computer and the Zebra L10 Series Rugged Tablets from Zebra are worth all the excitement. Not only do these mobile devices offer new levels of speed and flexibility with a low total cost of ownership, they also deliver a future-proofing solution to the end of Windows Mobile support.
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