Getac Z710

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Getac Z710
TypeTablet computer
Release dateSeptember 4, 2012
Operating systemAndroid 2.3 "Gingerbread" (upgradable to Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean")

The Getac Z710 is a rugged tablet computer. It was introduced by Getac on September 4, 2012, when it was announced as the world's first rugged 7-inch Android tablet,[1] and later as the world’s first rugged Android tablet to offer the option for the ATEX Zone II/22 certification for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, which is essential for many oil and gas uses as well as pharmaceutical manufacturing environments.


The tablet has a 7" Gorilla Glass touchscreen,[2] a soft plastic outer shell, 7-inch LCD screen[3] and weighs under 2 pounds.[4] It is fully waterproof, and can operate in subzero temperatures. It also has an optional bar-code scanner and radio-frequency identification reader.[3] Intended for use in utility industry markets,[1] it is designed to allow for operation with gloved hands.[5]

The product was originally released with Android 2.3 installed and was updated to Android 4.1 on April 16, 2013.[4]


Inc. magazine rated the Z710 one of the four most durable tablets available, and the best tablet for extreme conditions.[3] A report on Pocket-lint noted that the Z710 is less "silky smooth to look at" than the Nexus 7, but is likely to be more durable.[1] Rugged PC Reviews said it "combines contemporary looks with the practicality and common sense design of a tool for the job."[4]


  1. ^ a b c Sung, Dan (25 September 2012). "Getac Z710: world's first 7-inch rugged Android tablet pictures and hands-on". Pocket-lint. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  2. ^ Nusca, Andrew (September 4, 2012). "The world's most rugged Android tablet? Getac says so". ZDNet. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c John Brandon, “Go Rugged: 4 Tough Tablets,” Inc., April 27, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Conrad H. Blickenstorfer, "Getac Z710," Rugged PC Reviews, February 2013.
  5. ^ Sandra Vogel, “Getac Z710 fully rugged tablet: First Take,” ZDNet, July 31, 2013.

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