R8 Rugged Tablet

Extreme Power, Ultra Compact

Combining the mobility and flexibility of its pocketable form with a business-focused design, the R8 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 features an 8” LCD display with Durabook’s proprietary DynaVue® technology for an exceptional viewing experience even in direct sunlight.
Weighing in at just 1.9lbs, the Durabook R8 sports a Coolfinity™ fanless and yet versatile expansion design for ultimate functionality. Its IP66 rating, six-foot drop resistance, MIL-STD 810H and ANSI/UL C1D2 certifications make the R8 more rugged than other comparable devices on the market, making it the most reliable mobile device to support digital and remote operations for all kind of professional applications.



Equipped with the latest Intel® 12th Generation processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, the R8 rugged tablet targets mobile workers of all kinds seeking superior performance in a compact, lightweight form. With unprecedented new computing power of Intel® Core™ and Pentium® Gold CPUs, the R8 is enhanced to cater for congested data processing and offers multi-tasking without compromise. Plus, the high-speed data transmission capability of Thunderbolt™ 4, Intel® Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth® V5.3 elevate exceptional connectivity even further to support ease of use.


Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the R8 is easy to carry and easy to wear. Featuring a unique Coolfinity™ fanless themal design, the R8 weighs just 1.9 lbs making it the most compact, comprehensive 8″ tablet on the market. In addition, the R8’s smooth, streamlined exterior complements its rugged image for extra appeal.


The R8 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. Equipped with a 10-point capacitive multi-touch panel with four advanced touch modes, workers can choose their preferred data input mode: a finger, with glove or a stylus for more precision. Plus, every input mode works regardless of work conditions, even if the display is wet.


The robust design of the R8 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. Drop-tested from 6 feet, MIL-STD-810H and MIL-STD-461G certified, optional ANSI C1D2 certified and with an IP66 rating for maximum protection against dust, dirt, and water ingress, the R8 is the most reliable 8” mobile device to support digital and remote operations for today’s professionals.


Thanks to its unique design for diverse applications and scenarios, the R8 offers ultimate functionality with its boundless customization capabilities. It features numerous integrated expansion modules for multiple ways to retrieve and transmit information on the move. Optional add-ons include a barcode reader, smart card reader, RFID (NFC) reader, magnet stripe reader, serial port, RJ-45 port and additional USB 3.2 ports. A 2MP front camera, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth® V5.3, optional 8MP rear camera and optional GPS and 4G LTE multi-carrier mobile broadband also are features for this versatile tablet.


With sustained battery power in mind, the R8 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 and swappable battery are available as options, enabling professional workers 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)
MIL-STD-461G certified (Conduction, Radiation, Conducted Susceptibility, Radiated Susceptibility)
Optional ANSI/UL 121201, Class I, Division 2
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™ (12MB Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 2P+8E cores)
Intel® Core™ i5-1230U (12th Gen) Processor with vPro™ (12MB Cache, up to 4.4 GHz, 2P+8E cores)
Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 8500 (8MB 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 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45) x 12
Optional serial port (RS232) x 12
Optional 1D/2D barcode reader x 12
Optional RF antenna pass-through for GPS, WWAN and WLAN1
Keyboard & Input4 buttons (1 user-definable key)
Expansion SlotOptional magnetic stripe reader1,2
Optional smart card reader with LF/HF-RFID (NFC) or UHF-RFID (NFC) or RS232/RJ45/USB 3.2 Gen1 (type A)1,2
Wireless & CommunicationsIntel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (802.11 ax)
Bluetooth® V5.3
Optional dedicated GPS module3
Optional GPS and 4G LTE multi-carrier mobile broadband3
Optional RF antenna pass-through for GPS, WWAN and WLAN1
SecurityIntel® vPro™ Technology (per CPU options)
TPM 2.0
NIST BIOS compliant
Stealth mode
Night vision mode
Optional smart card reader1,2
Optional LF/HF-RFID (NFC) reader1,2
Optional UHF-RFID (NFC) reader1,2
PowerAC adapter : 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz, 65W
Main battery Li-Ion, 7.6V, 3600mAh, 8.5 hours4
Optional long life battery Li-Ion 7.6V, 7200mAh, 17 hours4
Optional swappable battery: 5 minutes swap time5
Dimension & Weight8.94” (W) x 5.91” (D) x 0.81” (H)
1.9 lbs
Warranty3-Year Accidental Damage Warranty
  1. Contact your sales representative for feature availability.
  2. Mutually exclusive options.
  3. GPS/WWAN and dedicated GPS are mutually exclusive.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Car Adapter (11-32V DC 90W)

Expansion Module - Magnetic Stripe Reader

Expansion Module - Smart Card Reader R8

Expansion Module - Smart Card Reader with LF/HF-RFID (NFC)

Expansion Module - Smart Card Reader with RS-232 + RJ-45 & USB3.2

Expansion Module - Smart Card Reader with UHF-RFID (NFC)

Hand Strap R8

LIND 12-16V Car Adapter with 180 degree connector & 72" cable-bare wire

LIND 12-16V Car Adapter with cigarette plug

LIND 12-32V Car Adapter with bare wire

LIND 12-32V Car Adapter with cigarette plug

Office Dock R8

Pen Holder

Rotating Hand Strap with Kickstand

Screen Protector Film R8

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

USB 3.0 Docking Station

USB-C Docking Station

Vehicle Lite Dock R8 with Tri-RF Pass-through

Vehicle Lite Dock R8 without Tri-RF Pass-through

X Strap R8

we are rugged mobile

At Durabook, delivering mission-specialized technology solutions is our top priority. Whether you’re an end-user or channel partner, we collaborate with you, incorporating your feedback to bring innovative solutions to market. Superior rugged products and value are just a few reasons our clients choose Durabook.


We have you covered with our Accidental Damage Warranty. Enjoy three years of 360 degree protection against drops, damage or deficiencies in performance. Our specialized service center team is on standby if you need us.


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