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Durabook R8-EX 8" Fully Rugged Zone 2/22 Intrinsically Safe Tablet with Win 11 Pro (Australian Model)

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Durabook R8-EX 8" Fully Rugged Zone 2/22 Intrinsically Safe Tablet with Win 11 Pro (Australian Model)

The Durabook R8-EX is the Intrinsically Safe version of the Durabook R8 Rugged Tablet.  The Durabook R8-EX not only designed to withstand the harshest of environments, it also been designed to go to a potentially explosive Zone (Zone 2/22). The Durabook R8-EX sports a Coolfinity fanless design, a feature that not only eliminates noise and enhances its durability but also contributes to its lightweight build. Weighing just 0.88kg, the R8-EX is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, making it an ideal companion for professionals who need to carry their devices with them throughout the day. Despite its compact size, the Durabook R8-EX doesn’t compromise on performance or functionality, offering all the features you’d expect from a high-end rugged tablet. It’s a testament to Durabook's commitment to innovation and durability, offering a blend of cutting-edge technology and robust construction that sets it apart from other tablets on the market.

Extreme Protection

The Durabook R8 boasts IP66 rating, 1.8m drop resistance, MIL-STD 810H and ANSI/UL C1D2 certifications. These certifications attest to the R8’s ability to withstand extreme conditions, from dust and water exposure to high impact shocks. Whether you’re working in a dusty construction site, a wet outdoor field, or a high-vibration vehicle, the R8 is built to survive.

State of the Art Display Technology

The R8-EX features an 8" LCD display with Durabook’s proprietary DynaVue technology. This technology ensures an exceptional viewing experience even in direct sunlight (800 NITS), making it perfect for outdoor use. The high-resolution display offers crisp, clear images, while the touch-sensitive screen allows for easy navigation and control.

Performance and High-Speed Connectivity

At the heart of the Durabook R8-EX is its powerful processor. Powered by Intel 12th Generation processors, including options for Intel Core and Pentium Gold CPUs, the R8 delivers fast, efficient performance that can handle a wide range of applications. Whether you’re running complex software, multitasking, or simply checking your email, the R8 offers smooth, lag-free operation.

In today’s fast-paced world, connectivity is key. The Durabook R8-EX offers high-speed data transmission capability with Thunderbolt 4, Intel Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth V5.3 and optional 4G LTE. These features ensure that you can stay connected, whether you’re transferring large files, streaming video, or simply browsing the web.

Versatile Use

The Durabook R8 is designed for professional operations in challenging environments, making it suitable for use in a variety of industries. From automotive diagnostics and construction to hospitality and outdoor field works, the R8-EX is a versatile tool that can adapt to your needs. Durabook has intensified the R8-EX to comply with the ATEX 114 "equipment" directive 2014/34/EU. The R8-EX is designed for use in an explosive atmosphere of Zone 2 and 22 areas where dangerous substances in the form of gas, vapor, mist or a cloud of combustible dust in the air persist for a short period. The R8-EX include an anti-static leather case to prevent static electricity from building up, as well as metal brackets to provide users with the requisite level of protection they need to work in areas where there’s a significant risk of explosion.

The R8-EX is also highly customisable with choice of CPUs, RAM and HDD size; Integrated options such as Barcode Reader or extra ports.

In conclusion, with its innovative design, state-of-the-art technology, and unprecedented performance, the Durabook R8-EX is a reliable partner that can withstand the most challenging environments.

Suitable for:

  • Zone 2/22 Field Service
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Public Safety/Emergency Service
  • Utility


  • Intel vPro Technology
  • Coolfinity™ fanless thermal design
  • User selectable touch mode for Finger/Water, Glove or Stylus programmable function
  • 3 buttons (1 user-definable key)
  • Aluminum-magnesium alloy chassis
  • Port covers
  • 800nits Sunlight readable display
  • TPM 2.0
  • NIST BIOS compliant
  • Optional Digitizer Display
  • Optional 7200mAh long life battery (17 hours)
  • Optional Dedicated GPS module or 4G LTE multi-carrier mobile broadband with integrated GPS (mutually exclusive)
  • Optional RF antenna pass-through for GPS, WWAN and WLAN
  • Optional Port: USB 3.2 Gen 1 
  • Optional hot swap battery (5 minutes battery life)



  • Windows 11 Pro 64bit
  • Intel Core i5-1230U Processor with vPro (12MB Cache, up to 4.4 Ghz, 2P+8E cores)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB PCIe SSD
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • 2MP Webcam and 8MP Rear Camera with Flash
  • 8" LCD (1280 x 800) 800nits DynaVue Sunlight readable display with capacitive multi-touch screen
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (802.11ax) + Bluetooth v5.3
  • I/O Ports: Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 2, microSD Card Slot, Docking Connector, Audio in/out, DC-in jack
  • 65w AC Adapter AU Plug
  • 3600mAh 7.6v standard battery (8.5 hours operating life)
  • MIL-STD 810H certified (Drop, Shock, Vibration, Rain, Dust, Altitude, Freeze/Thaw, High/Low Temperature, Temperature Shock, Humidity)
  • Hotswappable battery technology
  • IP66 certified
  • 1.8m drop resistant
  • 3 Years Limited Warranty Standard; 1 Year Warranty for Battery
  • Dimensions: 22.7 x 15 x 2.05 cm
  • Weight: 0.88 kg
  • ATEX Zone 2/22 certified, EX Marking: Ex II 3G Ex ic IIC T4 Gc, Ex II 3D Ex ic IIIB T135°C Dc
Operating Temperature:
-20°C to +60°C
Storage Temperature:
-46°C to +71°C
95% RH without condensation
Operating Altitude:
Sea level to 40K ft
Storage Altitude:
Sea level to 40K ft
IP66 and MIL-STD-810H
Drop rating:
Ex II 3G Ex ic IIC T4 Gc; Ex II 3D Ex ic IIIB T135°C Dc
3 Years Limited Standard Warranty