R8-EX Rugged Tablet

Extreme Power, Ultra Compact.

Combining the mobility and flexibility of its pocket-sized form with a business-focused design, the R8-EX fully rugged tablet offers a unique combination of revolutionary computing power, rugged features and high portability to withstand the most challenging environments. Powered by Intel® 12th Generation processors, it is designed for professional operations close to the edge, where it is needed most. R8-EX features an 8” LCD display with Durabook’s proprietary DynaVue® technology for an exceptional viewing experience even in direct sunlight.

Weighing in at just 0.88kg (1.94 lbs), the Durabook R8-EX sports a Coolfinity™ fanless design. Its IP66 rating, six-feet drop resistance, MIL-STD 810H and ATEX Zone 2/22 certifications make the R8-EX more rugged than other comparable devices on the market and the most reliable mobile device to support digital and remote operations in hazardous areas.



Equipped with the latest Intel® 12th Generation processors and Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, the flexible R8-EX rugged tablet is ideal for mobile workers seeking superior performance in a compact, lightweight form. Plus, the high-speed data transmission capability of Thunderbolt™ 4, 4G LTE, GPS, Intel® Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth® V5.3 elevate exceptional connectivity even further to support ease of use. A 2MP front camera and optional 8MP rear camera are additional features of this versatile tablet.


Certified for use in hazardous environments, the R8-EX fully rugged tablet provides ATEX Zone 2/22 certification for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. This certification offers modern frontline professionals assurance they can use the device to provide remote support, capture and access critical information in the field and run diagnostics with the highest accuracy in hazardous locations.


Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the R8-EX is easy to carry and easy to wear. Featuring the Coolfinity™ fanless design, the R8-EX weighs just 0.88kg (1.94 lbs) making it the most compact, comprehensive 8″ tablet on the market. Its fanless thermal solution lets the R8-EX fully rugged tablet operate quietly, while offering greater reliability and decreased downtime and repairs that negatively impact productivity, while providing an extra level of security for today’s mobile workforce.


The robust design of the R8-EX tablet equips field operatives with the confidence to do their jobs in even the harshest environments and successfully undertake outdoor tasks with a heavy workload.
MIL-STD-810H certified and drop-tested from 6 feet, and with an IP66 rating for maximum protection against dust, dirt, and water ingress, the R8-EX is the most reliable 8” mobile device to support modern professionals’ digital and remote operations.


The R8-EX features an 8” LCD (1280 x 800) display with Durabook’s proprietary DynaVue® technology up to 800 nits for exceptional viewing even in direct sunlight. It can be used in landscape and portrait modes so users can view applications in an orientation that best suits their needs. The R8-EX boasts four advanced touch modes; Glove, Stylus, Water, Finger, with optional digitizer, optimizing use for both indoor and outdoor applications.


With sustained battery power in mind, the R8-EX can operate for 8.5 hours on its replaceable main battery, ensuring professional operatives remain productive in the field. For those who need to work longer, a high-capacity battery with up to 17-hours battery life is optional, enabling professional workers in hazardous environments to use the tablet across several shifts without having to stop and charge.



MIL-STD-810H certified (Drop, Shock, Vibration, Rain, Dust, Altitude, Freeze/Thaw, High/Low Temperature, Temperature Shock, Humidity, Explosive Atmosphere, Salt Fog)
ATEX Zone 2/22 certified
Ex II 3G Ex ic IIC T4 Gc
Ex II 3D Ex ic IIIB T135°C Dc
6′ drop 26 faces
IP 66 certified
Aluminum-magnesium alloy chassis
Port covers
Sunlight readable display
Optional swappable battery technology

Tech Specs

Display8.0” LCD (1280 x 800)
800 nits DynaVue® sunlight readable display with capacitive multi-touch screen
Optional with digitizer
User selectable touch mode for Finger/Water, Glove or Stylus programmable function
Operating SystemWindows® 11 Pro 64-bit
ProcessorsIntel® Core™ i7-1250U (12th Gen) Processor with vPro™ (12M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 2P+8E cores)
Intel® Core™ i5-1230U (12th Gen) Processor with vPro™ (12M Cache, up to 4.4 GHz, 2P+8E cores)
Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 8500 (8M Cache, up to 4.4 GHz, 1P+4E cores)
MemoryOnboard 8GB up to 16GB (LPDDR4x)
Storage128GB NVMe PCIe SSD
Optional 256GB/512GB/1TB PCIe SSD
GraphicsIntel® Iris® Xe Graphics
CameraIntegrated 2.0 MP front-facing camera
Optional 8.0 MP auto-focus rear camera with flash
AudioIntegrated microphone
Intel® High Definition Audio Compliant
Integrated speaker x 1
I/O PortsThunderbolt 4 x 1
USB 3.2 Gen2 (type C) x 1 (support DP)
Audio in/out (combo jack) x 1
microSD card (microSDXC) x 1
Docking connector (20-pin Pogo) x 1
Nano SIM card x 1
DC-In jack x 1
Optional USB 3.2 Gen1 (type A) x 12
Optional 1D/2D barcode reader x 12
Keyboard & Input4 buttons (1 user-definable key)
Wireless & CommunicationsIntel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (802.11 ax)
Bluetooth® V5.3
Optional dedicated GPS module1
Optional GPS and 4G LTE multi-carrier mobile broadband1
SecurityIntel® vPro™ Technology (per CPU options)
TPM 2.0
NIST BIOS compliant
Stealth mode
Night vision mode
PowerAC adapter : 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz, 65W
Main battery Li-Ion, 7.6V, 3600mAh, 8.5 hours3
Optional long life battery Li-Ion 7.6V, 7200mAh, 17 hours3
Optional swappable battery: 5 minutes swap time4
Dimension & Weight227 mm (L) x 150 mm (W) x 20.5 mm (H)
0.88 kg
Warranty3-year limited warranty standard
  1. GPS/WWAN and dedicated GPS are mutually exclusive.
  2. Mutually exclusive options.
  3. Tested using the MobileMark 2014 battery life benchmark. Results may vary under different situations including hardware configuration, software, operating conditions, power management settings and other factors.
  4. The system will stay operating (within 300 seconds in standby mode) when user swaps the battery.


65W AC Adapter with power cord

Battery Charger - 2 bays

Battery Charger - 8 bays

Hand Strap R8

Screen Protector Film R8-EX

Shoulder Strap (2 Point)

Shoulder Strap (4 Point) R8

Spare Digitizer Pen

Spare Hi-Cap Battery R8

Spare Main Battery R8

Spare Stylus & Tether for capacitive touch

Tablet Stand


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