Getac Launches Ultra Rugged Getac ZX70 Android Tablet and Its Water-Resistant

Getac has launched a new rugged tablet called the ZX70. This model runs Android 6.0 and brings with it a design and construction quality designed to withstand harsh environments. 

The tablet is MIL-SPEC 810G certified and boasts things like water-resistance, the ability to handle extreme temperatures, use in wet environments, and more. The tablet is suitable for use in construction zones, while camping, and similar.

The Getac ZX70 features a 7-inch IPS display that, says the company, can be read outdoors in sunlight; this is thanks, in part, to its 580nit brightness. The display features Getac’s own LumiBond 2.0 touch panel, which utilizes a clear resin to bond the touch panel and the display glass together. This results in both better readability and durability than other display panels, says Getac, as well as better colors and contrast (compared to other tablets marketed as rugged, that is).

The ZX70 includes a hard-tipped stylus that can be used with the display, which also supports use by gloved hands. The display can also be used in the rain, a feature we saw recently on the new DuraForce smartphone. Display aside, Getac says the tablet also features “best in class” battery life, which is specified only as being capable of lasting a full work shift. There’s likewise a Full HD webcam, 8-megapixel rear camera, and support for both GPS and 4G LTE networks.

Other features are more standard, including NFC and RFID support, WiFi, a barcode reader, 4GB of internal storage and a microSD expansion slot. As far as the durability is concerned, Getac says its new tablet can be used in temperatures as low as -6F and as high as 140F. It can also be submerged in up to a meter of water for up to half an hour and can handle drops from heights up to six feet.

The company doesn’t reveal the tablet’s cost, instead prompting interested buyers in contacting Getac directly for a quote.