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ET80/ET85 Rugged 2-in-1 Tablet

The dependable Windows tablet created for the workers the world depends on

Every day, we depend on the workers that are essential to our way of life — from first responders that protect our communities to field service teams that maintain utility infrastructure to manufacturing production line workers that make the products that we rely on. These vital workers need more than just a rugged tablet. They need a tablet that is tailored for the indispensable work they perform. And the ET80/ET85 delivers. With support for the advanced wireless connectivity of WiFi 6E¹, 4G/5G and more, these tablets keep workers connected to the information and people they need, every minute of every shift. As workers move from the field to a vehicle to inside a facility, these tablets can instantly transform into a laptop or a full fixed or mobile workstation to best meet the needs of the moment. Value-add Zebra-only software tools take collaboration and productivity to the next level. And many feature options and accessories allow you to create the perfect tablet for every job. The ET80/ET85 — mission critical mobility for mission critical workers.

ET80/ET85 Rugged 2-in-1 Tablet Spec Sheet Photo

Superior ergonomics for mission critical workers

Thin and light — redefined

These rugged 2-in-1 tablets set the bar when it comes to portability — they are thinner and lighter than major 2-in-1 competitors with the same screen size. When the tablet is placed in a vehicle dock, the low profile provides drivers with maximum visibility for improved safety, as well as easy access to information-rich screens.

Unmatched versatility — 2 devices in 1

The ET80 and ET85 are true laptop replacements, with a level of flexibility no laptop can provide. Go from tablet to laptop and back in seconds by simply attaching and detaching the rugged keyboard. Use it as a standalone tablet for maximum mobility. Need to enter a lot of data? Just attach the keyboard with its friction hinge, allowing the screen to be placed at most any angle — instead of a limited number of pre-set angles. And with the universal dock, the tablet transforms into a desktop in the office or a mobile workstation in a police car, truck, forklift and more.

A display that’s all business

The large 12 in. screen and its 3:2 ‘all business’ aspect ratio provides more real estate to display more information, improving productivity and ease of use. The screen is easy to view indoors and outside, even in bright sunlight. The touchscreen works when wet and with gloves.

Built-in protection prevents unauthorized access

Keep your tablets secure while giving users easy, instant access. Every model includes the Windows Hello camera for facial recognition or add the optional fingerprint reader, enabling easy two-factor authentication.

The ET80/ET85 — the right tablet for the workers the world depends on.

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Tailor your tablets for every user with a full family of accessories

Make backroom management easier with 4-slot auxiliary battery chargers. Create a mobile workstation in vehicles and forklifts or a desktop in the office with the universal docking solution that accommodates tablet and laptop modes. Add a rugged boot to boost durability. A shoulder strap and a handle can make life easier out in the field. An adapter adds an Ethernet and serial port — no tools required. And two expansion backs with an optional kickstand allow you to add an auxiliary secondary battery slot for double-shift power, plus either a rotating hand strap or a Common Access Card (CAC) reader for government-grade data security.

The most advanced features and the latest technologies

The most advanced wireless connections

When it comes to wireless connectivity, the ET80 and ET85 have it all — all the latest wireless technologies. You get the fastest WiFi, cellular and Bluetooth speeds with support for WiFi 6E1, 4G/5G and Bluetooth 5.1. With support for the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)2, companies can enable private LTE networks that provide cost-effective wireless connectivity in the largest facilities — indoors and outside. Public safety network certification provides first responders with a connection they can count on. Workers can always find the best path to the next location with robust optional GPS. And workers get consistently superior wireless services even in vehicles with the WiFi, cellular and GPS antenna passthroughs.

Designed to the latest rugged standards

Accidents happen. That’s why the ET80 and ET85 are built to deliver reliable operation despite the inevitable drops. Are your workers out in dusty areas? No problem, these tablets are dust tight. If they are dropped in the mud, just hose them off — even if the ports are open. The fanless thermal design is ideal for manufacturing clean rooms and other contaminant sensitive areas — and improves sealing. And with Class 1 Division 2 certification, you can configure the ET80 and ET85 for safe use when flammable hazardous materials are present.

World-class data capture

The best-in-class 13 MP rear color camera with flash captures high resolution images to document just about anything — from vehicle damage resulting from a traffic accident to the condition of a wound to a fallen tree on a power line or a machine on the production line in need of repair.

The optional integrated scanner delivers first-time every-time capture of barcodes, even if they are damaged, scratched or poorly printed. And the scanner is thoughtfully located in the bottom right corner, allowing officers to easily scan driver’s licenses when the tablet is docked in the vehicle.

Superior audio

The tablets offer dual speakers, plus four noise cancelling microphones in the front and back that strip out background noise. So whether you’re on a push-to-talk or video call, dictating notes or using voice commands to perform a wide variety of actions on the tablet, you, your callers and your tablet will always hear every word.

The ultimate processing power for the ultimate user experience

Intel’s 11th generation processors provide a generational leap in application performance, boosting productivity.

Zebra-only Value Add Software Tools

Seamless push-to-talk communication and secure text messaging

Make your team even tighter with Workcloud Communication enterprise-class push-to-talk and text messaging features. Workers can talk to an individual or a team with the press of a button, whether they are inside your facility, in the field or in a vehicle. And secure text messaging includes visibility into which workers are available to respond, worker location and a complete log of all text messages for all workers.

Ingenious battery technology

The PowerPrecision+ batteries provide a wealth of information. Visibility into critical battery health metrics helps ensure that workers have battery power they can count on, every shift, every day.

Scanner configuration and data integration made easy

Automatically detect and easily configure the scanner in your ET80 and ET85 tablets with 123Scan, an easy to use tool that allows even first time users to get your scanners up and running quickly. And the ability to format barcode data for your application makes it easy to integrate scanning into any workflow, eliminating data entry errors.


Physical Characteristics

Form Factor

2-in-1 rugged tablet with friction hinge rugged keyboard option (up to 120° opening angle)

Tablet: 12.1 in. W x 8.9 in. L x 0.6 in. H
308 mm W x 225 mm L x 16 mm H
Tablet with keyboard: 12.1 in. W x 9.6 L in. x 1.1 in. H
308 mm W x 244 mm L x 29 mm H

WeightTablet (with standard battery): 2.8 lbs/1.3 kg
Keyboard: 1.85 lbs/0.84 kg 

12 in. 3:2 QHD (2160 x 1440) — 800 nits
Sunlight readable
Corning Gorilla Glass
Anti-reflective (AR)/Anti-Smudge screen treatment
Night-vision mode

TouchpanelCapacitive 10-point multi-touch; Glove and Wet modes; MPP 2.0 active pen compatible
SIM SlotsET85 configurations only: Two SIM: (1) Nano SIM (4FF) and (1) eSIM
Interface Ports and Expansion

(1) USB-C USB 3.2 Gen2, USB-PD charging, USB DisplayPort 
(2) USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A ports
Expansion connector for available 10/100/1000 Ethernet and DB9 true serial ports
WWAN, WLAN and GNSS Antenna pass through
Keyboard and docking connectors

Optional docking solution may be configured with: 
(4) USB Type A
(2) HDMI Type A
(3) Ethernet RJ45, power in

NotificationsCharging, camera and battery indicators
AudioStereo front facing speakers; (2) front facing microphones; (2) rear facing microphones; audio headset supported in USB-C and USB-A ports
ButtonsVolume up/down button; power on/off button; barcode scanner button (user definable in configurations without the barcode reader)
KeyboardAvailable detachable friction hinge rugged keyboard with standard sized keys; precision multitouch touchpad with two physical click buttons; adjustable color backlighting; waterproof IP65; (6) programmable keys including emergency key

Performance Characteristics

CPU11th generation Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 vPro® processor
11th generation Intel® Core™ i5-1140G7 vPro® processor
11th generation Intel® Core™ i5-1130G7 processor
Operating SystemWindows® 11 Professional 64-bit
Memory8 GB or 16 GB LPDDR4x-4266
Storage128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB tool-less user removable PCIe SSD

User Environment

Operating Temp.-4° F to 140° F/-20° C to 60° C
Storage Temp.-22° F to 158° F/-30° C to 70° C
Humidity5% to 95% non-condensing
Drop Specifications

MIL-STD-810H drop to plywood over concrete
Standard: 4 ft./1.2 m 
With optional rugged boot: 5 ft./1.5 m 
With keyboard: 3 ft./0.9 m

SealingIEC 60529 Clause 13.4 enclosures; IP65 for tablet with ports open, keyboard and dock 
VibrationOperational: MIL-STD-810H 514.8 Composite Wheel; Non-Operating: MIL-STD-810H 514.8 E-1
Electromagnetic CompatibilityMIL-STD 461G; EN 55032; EN 55024
Thermal Shock MIL-STD-810H 503.7 -4° F to 140° F/-20° C to 60° C (operating); -22° F to 158° F/-30° C to 70° C (non-operating)
Electrostatic DischargeIEC61000-4-2; ± 15kV air discharge; ± 8 kV contact 
ShockMIL-STD-810H Method 516.8, Procedure I; 20 g operating, 40 g non-operating
Solar RadiationMIL-STD 810H 505.7
Contamination by FluidsMIL-STD-810H, Method 504.3
Approved Cleaning and Disinfecting AgentsMild dish soap, 70% Isopropyl Alcohol solution, 0.5-3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution, 1:10 Diluted 5.5% Bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite) solution3
Hazardous Location CertificationC1D2 tablet configurations and compliant keyboards available
CertificationsEPEAT, Energy Star, EU CoC
Vehicle certifications

E-Mark Europe 12V system ECE Regulation No.10 Rev 6 (Tablet with keyboard in docking station)
No external DC to DC converter required for 12 volt automobile systems



5180 mAhr, 7.7V rechargeable Li-Polymer; user replaceable (39.8 Whr)
Time to full charge 2.5 hours
Optional hot swappable 3400mAh, 7.6V (25.8 Whr) secondary battery (expansion back required)
45W USB-PD (type C) AC adapter sold separately


Ambient Light SensorAutomatically adjusts display attributes and keyboard backlight
Magnetometer3-axis e-compass
Motion Sensor3-axis gyroscope; 3-axis accelerometer

Data Capture


SE4107 2D scanner (available option)

Rear Camera

13 MP auto-focus camera with user controllable LED flash; mechanical privacy shade

Front CameraFHD Windows Hello auto-focus camera; mechanical privacy shade

Intel Gen 12 Gfx with 4 unique display pipes and 8K Intel wireless display
External display support: DP 1.2 up to 4096 x 2160 px, 60Hz; dock supports (2) HDMI 1080p displays

Wireless Communications


WiFi 6E1, 802.11ax R2 including the new 6 Ghz band, 2x2 MIMO; 802.11a/b/g/n/ac R2/ax R2, WPA, WPA2, WPA3, WPS, PMF, WMM, WMM-PS, WFD, WiFi Agile Multiband, WiFi Optimized Connectivity, WiFi Location, WiFi TimeSync
Cellular (WWAN)ET85 configurations required: available 5G (support for 3 GPP Rel 15 including Cat 22 LTE, 3G, and sub 6 GHz NR) data only or Global LTE Category 12 data only
Bluetooth (WPAN)Bluetooth 5.1 + Audio LE, Class 1
GPSET85 configurations required: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou/Compass, Galileo. Dual band (L1 + L5) with aGPS (support varies by carrier)
NFCSupports NFC peer to peer, card reader/writer and card emulation modes; P2P: ISO/IEC 18092; Reader/Writer: ISO 14443 –A-B, MIFARE, FeliCa®, ISO 15693, NFC Forum Tag Types 1 to 4; Card emulation: ISO 14443 – A-B-B’, MIFARE, FeliCa RF

Security Features

TPM v2.0 ; NIST BIOS compliant; Windows Hello front facing camera; Windows Hello fingerprint reader (optional); insertable Common Access Card (CAC) smartcard reader (optional); contactless NFC smartcard reader; persistence technology by Absolute embedded in BIOS4; Kensington cable lock slots available on the tablet only or the tablet with the keyboard attached

Peripherals and Accessories

Accessories include: modular vehicle and office docking stations; 4-slot auxiliary battery charger; rugged boot; expansion back to easily add accessories (hand strap, auxiliary battery bay, kickstand, CAC card reader); Active MPP2.0 stylus; shoulder strap; handle strap; charging cables and more.


Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the ET80/ET85 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of three (3) years from the date of shipment. For complete warranty statement, please visit


1. Windows 11 Pro required for Wi-Fi 6E (6 GHz band). Wi-Fi 6 available with Windows 10.
2. CBRS is only available in the US; CBRS requires 4G or 5G radio.
3. For further information on recommended cleaning agents to refer to the ET80/85 Users Guide.
4. Requires software and activation.
Specifications subject to change without notice.

Mobility and DataCapture DNA

Mobility DNA and DataCapture DNA solutions help you get more value out of your Zebra devices by adding functionality as well as simplifying deployment and management of our mobile devices.

Features may vary by model and a Support Contract may be required. To learn what solutions are supported, please visit: 

ET80/ET85 Rugged Tablet Mobility DNA Icons:  123 Scan icon, PowerPrecision+ icon, Workcloud Communication icon

Markets and Applications

State and Local Government/Public Safety

  • Routing/dispatch communications
  • Personnel tracking
  • Incident reporting
  • Patient care reporting
  • E-Citation
  • Records management
  • Mobile incident command
  • Inventory management

Utilities/Critical Field Service

  • Routing/dispatch communications
  • Personnel tracking
  • Emergency repairs
  • Mobile work order management
  • Safety inspection and compliance
  • Meter reading
  • Remote assistance


  • Plant management
  • Mobile HMI
  • PLC programming
  • Communications
  • Maintenance repair and overhaul
  • Quality assurance
  • Forklift operations
  • Specialized (clean room, pharma and more)

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