Here comes another ruggedized tablet that looks like it has a place in spy movies. Engineered for extreme environments, the Getac Z710 Tablet is marketed as the “World’s First 7’’ Glove-enabled Touchscreen with Superb sensitivity.” This pertains to the tablet’s TFT LCD WSVGA capacitive touchscreen display that has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
Said screen features Lumibond technology that is durable thanks to Gorrilla Glass protection but is sensitive enough to detect input coming from gloved hands. This feature is expected to be useful for those in the industrial, medical, and similar fields. The tablet also allows users to read what is on the display by providing even when the tablet is in direct sunlight. It does this by providing a high level of contrast.
Apart from these key features, the tablet can handle extreme temperature from -4°F to 122°F. It also carries a certification for withstanding a six-foot drop and is likewise protected from dust, humidity, condensing, water, and vibration.
The Getac Z710 Tablet comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and runs on a 1GHz Dual Core OMAP 4430 processor. It has a storage capacity of 16GB and 1GB of MDDR RAM. Expansion is possible for up to 32GB via a Micro SDHC card.
For connectivity, it supports an optional 3.5G WWAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1+EDR class 2, SiRFstarIV GPS, and RF antenna pass-through.
It is furthermore equipped with a 7600mAh Lithm-Polymer smart battery that can go up to 10 hours.
Camera-wise, the Getac Z710 Tablet is packed with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1-megapixel front camera.
Its interface includes a USB Client 2.0 port, USB Host 2.0 port, microphone port, speaker port, DC-in, and an 8-pin docking connector. An integrated barcode reader and RFID Reader are also onboard.
For these specifications, Getac is selling the rugged device for $1799 for the 3G model and $1499 for the Wi-Fi-only tablet. The prices cover a 3-year warranty that includes the device’s components as well as accidents due to handling the device in harsh environments.