Fujitsu unveils 'military-grade' Android 4.0 tablet

Fujitsu unveils 'military-grade' Android 4.0 tablet

Summary: If you're lifestyle is too rough for an iPad, then the Android 4.0-powered Fujitsu Stylistic M532 could be just the tablet for you -- and at a price that won't break the bank.

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If an iPad just isn't robust enough to put up with the way you treat your tablets, then Fujitsu has a device that you might be interested in taking a look at.

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 is an Android 4.0 tablet powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 T30S quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor. It features a 10.1-inch 10-point touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It also features a front and rear-facing cameras -- 8 and 2 megapixels respectively -- and a battery that's good for 8.4 hours of video playback.

This tablet also comes with a 1 year subscription to Absolute Computrace's tracking tool, helping you protect your investment if you're a little absent-minded with your tech toys.

This tablet is no heavyweight either, topping the scales at a petite 1.23 pounds compared to 1.44 pounds for Apple's iPad 3.

But there's more.

This tablet is a lot more robust than the competition. It's been built to pass the MIL-STD-810G standard, covering real-world environmental stresses such as shock, humidity and exposure to dust. In addition, according to the specs "rugged glass protects the display," although no further details are given about what this translates to in the real world. None of this makes the Stylistic M532 indestructible, but it does help make it tougher than regular tablets.

These tablets are ideal to those who spend some of their time in the outdoors and want something a little more robust than regular tablet offerings.

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 is priced at $549 and is available immediately.

Image source: Fujitsu.

Topics: Tablets, Android, Hardware

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  • When I see it withstand a 3 round burst from an M16 then I'll say

    it's miltary grade. Still wont be interested until it comes with W8 instead of android though.
    Johnny Vegas
    • Why be defensive?

      Maybe its MIL standard is not meant to be defensive, but offensive. Blind them with sunlight reflected off the screen (or at night with a photo of a polar bear eating marshmallows in a blizzard), then frisbee the thing through a few necks, and switch to a video of the flag waving as you stand triumphant over the bodies of the fallen.

      It could happen.
      kidtree
    • Re: wont be interested until it comes with W8 instead of android though

      Sure, you can get that option, but you'll need to reinstall the OS after every shot.
      ldo17
    • Where does it mention M16 rounds in MIL-STD-810G?

      I checked the linked article, and I don't believe it's there...

      Perhaps you should contact the military and tell them that their standards are wrong?
      Zogg