Well, things seem to move fast in the waterproof tablet world. Since we wrote this post, several tablet have been discontinued, and new ones have appeared, namely:
- WinBridge S933L which runs Android and its rated at IP68 (this guarantees protection in water up to 1.5 meter deep for 30 minutes. It also ensures dust and shock resistance)
- Vanquisher 8″ tablet, which runs Windows and is IP67 rated (protection in water up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes. It also ensures dust and shock resistance)
The Details: Waterproof Tablets
Samsung’s ruggedized version of its flagship Galaxy tablet is protected by protective silicone edging and a sturdy internal frame. It has an impressive IP67 rating, which means it has complete protection against contact from dust and is safe in up to 1m of water immersion.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 8.0 has an 8″ daylight-readable LCD screen that has a max resolution of 12800 x 800, which is a little low compared to commercial tablets. Its battery life lasts around 12 hours, which will get you through an entire workday. It has a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm processor and 16 GB of memory.
Computerworld praised the Galaxy Active 8.0 for being light (1lb), comfortable to grasp, and easy to write with. It includes a C-Pen stylus.
LTE is a no-go, as the Galaxy Tab only runs on Wi-Fi and uses Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 8.0 is available on Amazon for around $540.
Active 8.0’s, but its Core i7 4600U processor is more powerful. The Getac also has a tethered stylus, a barcode scanner, USB 3.0, and an HDMI port.
The Getac F110 is available on Amazon for around $3,880.