Originally Posted by ApK
I don't think the one inch should be showstopper. And it will hopefully be rugged enough without a cover, but you could always provide your own. I'd rather carry the extra inch of useful device than a cover if its not needed
It has the same dimensions as a 7" tablet. That's too large for one handed use.
I'm sure it's a rugged device; but for outdoor use, the display needs hardshell protection similar to the snap-on covers used by OtterBox and Seidio.