Drop Test Standards


Consumer smartphones, supposedly-tough tablets and rugged laptops drop out of your workers' hands every single day. Maybe even your own. But do you know how many actually survive the impact of those drops? We can't speak for others. However, after hours of dropping each rugged tablet in Zebra's tough mobile PC lineup to MIL-STD-810G standards, we can confidently say that each is a drop-resistant tablet that can operate after a autumn onto plywood over concrete from at least 4 feet (1.2 metres). Some Zebra ultra-rugged tablets even operate after a drop from 7 feet (2.1 metres).

Zebra MIL-STD-810G Drop-Tested and Drop-Resistant Tablets

Consumer tablets can't withstand the impact of falls or accidental drops that are a risk in the field. Even if the screen stays intact, that doesn't mean the interior components are drop resistant, especially by military 810G standards.

That's why Zebra drop tests each of its ruggedised tablet PCs during the research and engineering phases using MIL-STD-810G drop test standards. That’s a total of 26 drops on all faces, edges and corners of the tablet.

  • Each of Zebra's rugged, drop-resistant tablets are directly dropped onto multiple surfaces, such as plywood and concrete, from multiple heights typically ranging from 4 feet to 7 feet.
  • We power on each drop-resistant mobile computer for the tests to measure system functionality during the MIL-STD-810G drop tests.
  • We identify and address any hardware weakness that could be sustained during a real-life drop on the tough tablet's face or corners.

When choosing a Zebra drop-resistant tablet, you can be confident that neither your rugged mobile computer, nor your most critical mobile workflows, will fail as a result of the accidental bumps, bruises and drops that occur during rough handling, transportation and everyday use.

Thanks to Zebra's meticulously MIL-STD-810G drop-tested tablets, gone are the days where you suffer downtime or loss of productivity due to the frequent replacement and repair of other more fragile laptop or tablet computers. Now mobile workers in any industrial sector can have Zebra military-grade rugged tablets built to withstand drops in the field.

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