Durabook R8-EX

Manufacturer: Durabook
Tablet Fully Rugged 8" FHD Windows 11 Pro / IP66 / MIL-STD-810H / ATEX Zone 2/22
  • 8.0” LCD (1280 x 800) 800 nits DynaVue® sunlight readable display with capacitive multi-touch screen
  • Intel® Core™ i5/i7 (12th Gen) Processor with vPro™ or Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 8500
  • Optional with digitizer
  • Windows® 11 Pro 64-bit
  • MIL-STD-810H certified (Drop, Shock, Vibration, Rain, Dust, Altitude, Freeze/Thaw, High/Low Temperature, Temperature Shock, Humidity)
  • IP 66 certified
  • ATEX Zone 2/22 certified
  • Aluminum-magnesium alloy chassis
  • Optional GPS and 4G LTE multi-carrier mobile broadband
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Durabook Expands Portfolio of Reinforced Tablets with ATEX-Certified Models for Explosive Environments

New R8-EX and U11-EX Windows 11 tablets enable businesses to meet stringent safety requirements for use in hazardous applications such as petrochemical and pharmaceutical

Availability of New Models

Durabook announced in February the availability of two rugged tablet models specifically designed for use in locations where gases, vapours, dust, and other substances create a significant risk of explosion. The new Durabook R8-EX and U11I-EX Windows 11 tablets are certified to meet the European Union’s ATmosphères EXplosibles (ATEX) Zone 2/22 certification, meaning they can be used in environments where potential ignition sources include lightning strikes, stray currents, static electricity, open flames, and mechanically generated sparks.

Meet Stringent Regulatory Requirements

ATEX certification is a top, often government-mandated requirement for businesses whose employees work in environments where there’s a significant risk of explosion, such as oil/gas refineries and pharmaceutical manufacturing. The Durabook R8-EX and U11I-EX meet that requirement for ATEX Zone 2, where the explosive atmosphere is in the form of gas, vapour, or mist, as well as Zone 22, where the explosive materials are dust or fibres.Both models feature Coolfinity™ fanless cooling, which enables them to operate safely in hazardous industries where standard laptops and tablets cannot. By eliminating the need for a fan, Coolfinity also maximises reliability and battery life by removing a component that consumes power, is a potential point of failure, and vacuums dust and other debris into the device.

Maximum Performance, Security, and Reliability

People who operate, inspect, and maintain industrial equipment need the ability to quickly and easily upload confidential data such as production reports and diagnostics and access proprietary information including manuals and schematics. The new Durabook R8-EX and U11I-EX tablets are designed to meet those requirements and more with:

  • Intel® 12th generation processors to provide lag-free performance during even the most compute-intensive use cases, such as multiple applications running simultaneously and real-time video collaboration
  • Windows 11 with Secured-core technology to provide an extra layer of protection. By integrating hardware, firmware, software, and identity protection, Secured-core tablets provide the highest level of protection against highly advanced threats, including advanced protection of firmware and dynamic root of trust measurement.
  • Durabook’s proprietary DynaVue® display technology to ensure readability even in direct sunlight. The R8-EX has an 8-inch display, while the U11I-EX features an 11.6-inch screen. Both tablets’ displays support four touch modes (glove, stylus, water, finger) and an optional digitiser.
  • A 2MP front webcam for crystal-clear video collaboration and an optional 8MP rear camera with LED flash for crisp images and video. The U11I-EX can also be equipped with an optional Windows Hello face-authentication camera.
  • Wired and wireless broadband connectivity including Thunderbolt 4, Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211 and Bluetooth®3 all standard, with optional 4G LTE on both models and optional 5G on the U11I-EX. GPS also is standard to support navigation and location-based applications.
  • Rugged components that meet stringent certifications such as MIL-STD-810H (able to withstand a 6-foot drop) and IP66 (maximum protection against dust, dirt, and water ingress.) Both tablets also are designed to operate in extreme temperatures ranging from -20°C to 60°C (- 4°F to 140°F).
  • Ultra-long battery life to maximise productivity even when employees spend their entire workday away from power sources. The U11I-EX has a battery life of up to 10 hours, plus an optional high-capacity battery that lasts up to 20 hours. The R8-EX can operate for up to 8.5 hours on its replaceable main battery and up to 17 with an optional high-capacity battery.

"The new Durabook R8-EX and U11I-EX tablets with Windows 11 system enable companies to protect three key things: employees, equipment, and data," said Fred Kao, CEO of Twinhead.

"Obtaining the ATEX zone 2/22 certificate for these tablets is the latest example of Durabook's commitment to providing devices that meet the demanding requirements of enterprises for durability, security, and performance without compromise."

Basic parameters


Intel® Core™ i5//i7 12th Gen. or Intel® Pentium® Gold 8500

Water and Dust Resistance IP66

8.0” LCD (1280 x 800) sunlight-readable 800 nits DynaVue® 


Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX211, 802.11ax, optionally LTE / GPS


Li-Ion, 7.6V, 3600mAh, 8.5h
Optionally Li-Ion 7.6V, 7200mAh, 17h

Certificates MIL-STD-810H, ATEX Zone 2/22 certified


Operating Temperature -20°C to +60°C
Drop Resistance 26 drops from 1.8m  Warranty 36 months



Technical Specification

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Rugged Spec

MIL-STD-810H certified (Drop, Shock, Vibration, Rain, Dust, Altitude, Freeze/Thaw, High/Low Temperature, Temperature Shock, Humidity)
ATEX Zone 2/22 certified

6′ drop 26 faces
IP 66 certified

Aluminum-magnesium alloy chassis
Port covers
Sunlight readable display
Optional swappable battery technology

Display 8.0” 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 System Windows® 11 Pro 64-bit
Processors Intel® 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)
Memory Onboard 8GB up to 16GB (LPDDR4x)
Storage 128GB NVMe PCIe SSD
Optional 256GB/512GB/1TB PCIe SSD
Graphics Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
Camera Integrated 2.0 MP front-facing camera
Optional 8.0 MP auto-focus rear camera with flash
Audio Integrated microphone
Intel® High Definition Audio Compliant
Integrated speaker x 1
I/O Ports Thunderbolt 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 & Input 3 buttons (1 user-definable key)
Wireless & Communications Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (802.11 ax)
Bluetooth® V5.2
Optional GPS and 4G LTE multi-carrier mobile broadband
Optional RF antenna pass-through for GPS, WWAN and WLAN1
Security Intel® vPro™ Technology (per CPU options)
TPM 2.0
NIST BIOS compliant
Stealth mode
Night vision mode
Power AC adapter : 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz, 65W
Main battery Li-Ion, 3.8V, 3600mAh, 8.5 hours3
Optional long life battery Li-Ion 3.8V, 7200mAh, 17 hours3
Optional swappable battery: 5 minutes swap time4
Dimension & Weight 227 mm (L) x 150 mm (W) x 20.5 mm (H)
0.88 kg
Warranty 3-year limited warranty standard
  1. Contact your sales representative for feature availability.
  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.

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