Zebra Economical Rugged Tablets

Does an Economical yet Reliable Rugged Tablet Exist?

The consumer tablet is cheap but it is not the ideal tablet for the workplace. Consumer tablets are not built to withstand drops so damages will lead to downtime and loss in productivity. Zebra tablets are best known for reliability and durability. What about affordability? 

Introducing the new Zebra ET4x Rugged Tablet. Available in 8 in. or 10 in., equipped with a full-shift battery, integrated 2D barcode scanner and 13MP camera. Weighing as little as 485g, carrying the device around is a breeze. Worry about dropping your tablet? The standard device comes with MIL-STD-810H certification with 1.2m drop to concrete or 1.55m with an optional rugged frame! So, why incur the cost of replacing consumer tablets when you just need one durable tablet?

ET40 / ET45 Rugged Tablet

485g (8 in.), 690g (10 in.)

Operating System & CPU
Android 11; upgradeable to Android 14

Qualcomm SnapdragonTM SM6375
Octa-Core (8): 2.2 GHz and 1.8 GHz


8 inch/20.3 cm: 500 nits, color WXGA 1280×800
10.1 inch/25.7 cm: 500 nits, color WUXGA
1920×1200; Corning® Gorilla® Glass

Standard: 4 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM
Premium: 8 GB  LPDDR4X SDRAM

Standard: 64 GB UFS Flash
Premium: 128 GB UFS Flash

Wireless Communications
Wi-Fi 6, Cellular (ET45), Bluetooth

Rugged Specs
4 ft. / 1.2 m to concrete per MIL-STD-810H
With optional rugged frame:
5.1 ft. / 1.55 m per MIL-STD-810H

ET40 / ET45 Accessories

Charging Accessories:

Single-slot Charge-only Cradle (# CRD-ET4X-1SCG1-01)

Four-slot Charge-only Cradle (# CRD-ET4X-4S8I1-01)

Battery Accessories:

Expansion Backs for 8” and 10” Tablets (# ZBK-ET4X-8BTRYBK1-01, # ZBK-ET4X-10BTRYBK1-01)

PowerPack Battery for Expansion Backs (# BTRY-ET5X-PRPK2-01)

Four Slot PowerPack Battery Charger (# SAC-ET5X-4PPK1-01)

Stylus and Tethers

Plastic Passive Stylus Set (# SG-TC7X-STYLUS-03)

Fiber Tipped Passive Stylus Set (# SG-STYLUS-TCX-MTL-03)


Rugged boot for 8” tablets (# SG-ET4X-8EXOSKL1-01)

Rugged boot for 10” tablets (# SG-ET4X-10EXOSKL1-01)

ET51/ET56 Enterprise Rugged Tablet

If you are looking for the thinnest and lightest rugged tablet, the ET51/ET56 weighs as little as 570g and as only 1/2-inch thick. IP65 rating and 1m drop specs makes it a perfect companion both indoors and outdoors. Use a finger, glove or stylus on either the 8.4 inch or 10.1 inch touch screen display.

514g to 755.5g

Up to 2560×1600
8.4in. 720 nit,
10.1in. 540 nit

Operating System & CPU
Windows 10 Pro: Intel Atom E3940 quad core 1.6GHz

64GB eMMC Flash
User accessible micro SDXC card slot (standard
supports up to 2TB)

Wireless Communications
WiFi, Cellular (ET56 only), Bluetooth

Ample power for a full shift, hot swap option

Rugged Specs
IP65, 1m drop (1.8m with optional frame)

ET51/ET56 Enterprise Rugged Zebra Tablet

ET51 / ET56 Accessories

Charging Accessories
ET5X 1-Slot Charge Only Dock (# CRD-ET5X-1SCG2)
ET5X 1-Slot Charge and Communication Dock (# CRD-ET5X-1SCOM1)
ET5X 4-Slot Charge Only Cradle (# CRD-ET5X-SE4CO2-01)
4-Slot Charge Only ShareCradle for ALL ET5X Tablets (# CRD-ET5X-SE4CO3-01)
Battery Accessories:
ET5X 4-Slot Battery Charger for Optional PowerPack (# SAC-ET5X-4PPK1-01)
Auxiliary PowerPack Battery (# BTRY-ET5X-PRPK2-01)
Stylus and Tethers
8 in. Rugged Frame with Rugged I/O connector (# SG- SG-ET5X-8RCSE2-02)
10 in. Rugged Frame with Rugged I/O connector (# SG-ET5X-10RCSE2-01)
Expansion Backs with Built-in Scanner SE4770 & Rotating Hand Strap
Expansion Back for Windows 8 in. (# ZBK-ET5X-8SCN5-01)
Expansion Back for Android 8 in. (# ZBK-ET5X-8SCN7-02)
Expansion Back for Windows 10 in. (# ZBK-ET5X-10SCN5-01)
Expansion Back for Android 10 in. (# ZBK-ET5X-10SCN7-02)

Comparison of Zebra Rugged Tablets