Getac ZX70 review

An Android tablet designed to handle excessive levels of abuse

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We liked

This tablet benefits from a genuinely rugged construction, built to handle harsh working environments and the most challenging conditions. While it will sink if dropped into deep water, it can handle shallow submersion and keep working.

Getac also bundled some great connectivity options on the ZX70, including 4G LTE and laser barcoding.

We disliked

Using an Atom CPU was a questionable choice as it doesn’t deliver the performance that the latest ARM SoCs are capable of.

As this isn’t a budget device, it deserved at least one decent quality camera that could capture 1080p video.

And finally, using a proprietary charger on a device meant to go anywhere is an unfortunate faux-pas.

Final verdict

For use in a warehouse or up a mountain, the Getac ZX70 is the perfect companion if you like your tablet technology to keep on working. However, this level of abuse resistance doesn’t come cheap, and the underlying computing platform isn’t cutting-edge.

Mark Pickavance

Mark is an expert on 3D printers, drones and phones. He also covers storage, including SSDs, NAS drives and portable hard drives. He started writing in 1986 and has contributed to MicroMart, PC Format, 3D World, among others.