Zebra ET50/55

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ET50/55 Tablets

The Zebra ET50/55 has reached end of life. It has been replaced by the Zebra ET51/56.

This product replaces the older Motorola ET1.

Consumer tablets are flooding the market right now and the idea of walking around your cement floor warehouse or delivering goods with one of these tablets sounds like a good idea until you need to hand it over to an employee who may not be as cautious with your delicate device. Thankfully, Zebra has created a mobile computing solution that fills that gap in the enterprise tablet market. The Zebra ET50 and ET55 enterprise tablet mirror the styling and portability of consumer tablets with the added protection found in industrialized tablets thus providing businesses with the opportunity to vastly increase their workforce productivity with minimal damage risk.

    Standard Features
  • Front 2MP Camera, Rear 8MP Camera
  • Intel Quad-Core Processor
  • Wi-Fi WLAN 802.11 A/B/G/N
  • IP65 Seal, Protected From Dust and Water
  • Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance TM
  • 1 Year Warranty - Comprehensive Warranties are also available, please see the accessories below.
    Standard Feature Options
  • Windows 8.1 or Android 6 (Marshmallow)*
  • 10.1" or 8.3" Screen Size
  • Americas WAN (ET55)
Product Specifications
Dimensions 8.3" Tablet: : 9 in. W x 5.9 in. H x 0.5 in. D/ 228 mm W x 150 mm H x 12.5 mm D
10.1" Tablet: 10.6 in. W x 7.1 in. H x 0.5 in. D/ 269 mm W x 181 mm H x 12.5 mm D
Weight 8.3 in.: 1.2 lbs./555 g
10.1: 1.55 lbs./750 g
Operating System Windows Industry Embedded 8.1 Pro with Connected Standby (Windows 10 ready)
Processor Intel quad core 2.4 GHz 64 bit
64 GB eMMC Flash
User accessible microSDXC card slot (standard supports up to 2 TB)
Expansion Integrated connector to easily add accessories
Keyboard Virtual
Touchpanel Capacitive 10 point multi-touch
Battery 8.3 in.: 5900 mAh rechargeable Smart Li-Ion; user replaceable
10.1 in: 8700 mAh rechargeable Smart Li-Ion; user replaceable
Drop Specification Standard: 3.28 ft./1m drop to concrete without rugged frame
With optional rugged frame: 5.9 ft./1.8 m to concrete per MIL-STD-810G
Evironmental Sealing IP65
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/k/r; dual band 2x2 MIMO for transmit and receive
WWAN Global LTE with HSPA+
North America multi-carrier LTE with both Verizon (EVDO) and AT&T (HSPA+) 3G fallback
WPAN Class 2, Bluetooth v4.0 (Bluetooth® Smart)
GPS GNSS supports both GPS and Glonass with LTO technology for Assisted-GPS without sacrificing autonomous operation
NFC P2P: ISO 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 distance up to 3 cm
Scan Method Available through the expansion back accessory only
Camera Rear Camera: Bar code scanning and image capture: 8MP auto-focus camera with user controllable LED flash, illumination and aiming; captures 1D and 2D bar codes, photographs, video, signatures and documents
Front Camera: 2 MP 1080p full HD optimized for video collaboration and low lighting conditions
Video 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080), Frame rate = 30fps
Operating Temperature 32° F to 122° F/0° C to 50° C
Storage Temperature -4° F to 140° F/-20° C to 60° C
Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Warranty 1 Year

Zebra ET50/55 Reviews

POSGuys Rating:

We feel like this tablet has a very narrow market and with the high price point this tablet will not be for everyone. With that being said, for those markets that this was designed for we think this will be much easier for employees to not only use because of the familiar consumer tablet styling, but the ET50/55 will also provide a level of mobility that has never been accomplished with other industrial computers -

Customer Reviews

Frequestly Asked Questions

Product Video Transcript

Hi, this is Travis from POSGguys.com. Today, we're taking an in-depth look at the ET50 series of tablets. Yeah, both the ET50 and the ET55. The only difference between the two is that with 55, you add cellular capability if you're gonna be taking it into the field and you want to have an internet connection with your tablet, versus the ET50 which relies on Wi-Fi. So, it's an inside the four walls situation versus an outside the four walls. There's two OSs available with the ET50 currently.

There's Android running Android M, Marshmallow and then, there's also Windows 10.1. Previously, there was a Windows 8.1 version and earlier versions of Android. It was pretty good at making the new OS is available, sometimes you have to do the update by downloading the files off of the zebra website, other times they're made available on the devices themselves, it depends on the version you get, whether the Play Store will be there or a more enterprise version without the Play Store services where updates are done in a more manual fashion. The tab is available in two sizes, an 8.3 inch and a 10.1 inch.

The processing power on either tablet is about the same, the battery is a little bigger on the 10.1 than on the 8.3 but with the smaller screen size, then it uses less power on it. The processors are slightly different in the Windows version and in the Android version. In the Windows version, you're running an Intel processor, they're both quad core processors, it's a 1.6 gigahertz processor in the Windows version versus a 1.3 quad core Snapdragon processor in the Android. The Android only uses 2 gigabytes of RAM, the Windows version has a 4 gigabyte memory on it. And they both can use SD cards to expand out. They have onboard memory as well in about 32 gigabytes for general tablet use. One of the main things that makes this different than your consumer-level of tablets is the durability of the devices. These have an IP seal, it's an IP65 for water and dust resistance, meaning that you can get a slightly wet, you can spray the screen down with water or if you need to clean it, you can squirt it with some kind of cleaner and wipe it down.

If it's a dusty environment and dust gets on it, you don't have to worry about any kind of moving parts like a fan or something that would clog up the internals and stop working. So, dust and water resistant. It's not dust and waterproof, you can't take it underwater but you can get it a little bit wet. Additionally, there is a replaceable batteries on it and an expansion battery pack. So, the replaceable battery is pretty easy to replace, you can do it in the field, you pop off the back, take the battery out, put a new battery in, and you can use it.

With the expansion pack, it takes up your battery capacity on the 10.1 version up to fifteen thousand five hundred milliamps which gives it 24 hours of consistent use. So, if you're using these devices in the field, definitely go for the expansion battery pack. With the expansion battery pack, you also get a barcode scanner built into it. This is the previous model the ET1, this has the barcode scanner on it. So, you can see what it's like to have it, the ET50s I have in front of me don't have the expansion pack or the barcode scanner. But basically, you get two triggers on the device, you also get a hand strap, and then the barcode scanner is right on the top of the device. It's a 2D barcode scanner, meaning that you can scan it at any angle, you can read driver's license, you can read off a phones, you can scan 2D barcodes that are on shipping labels or 1D barcodes that are on product items, either way it works, scans it very well. Wherever the cursor is on the screen is where it scans to. If you're using the scan wedge utility, if your app is programmed to use the barcode scanner, then you can scan anywhere in the app that you want. The tablets also have cameras built into it, there's a front-facing camera. If you're going to be doing any kind of Skype work on it, then you can use that camera on the front. And then, on the back there's an eight megapixel camera on the back so if you're gonna be taking video of something happening or you need to document your inventory, then you can use the camera on it to do that kind of documentation. It's a full touch display like most tablets, it uses Gorilla Glass so it's a little more durable on it. When it's not using the expanded back, it's about a three foot drop spec on it, it's a little over a three foot drop spec. When you add the expanded back, it puts it in sort of like a light proof case so you get up to a six foot drop spec. When you're using the battery expansion pack, it puts a rubber edge around the side of it as well to add increased durability. One of the extremely nice features of this tablet and what makes it different than consumer tablet is a full-size USB port on the side. So, if you need to hook up something like an external barcode scanner or a printer, then you can use the full size USB port and plug it right in. So, whether it's a printer scanner, any type of USB device, you can just hook directly to the tablet rather than having to get some kind of adapter or only be able to use a Bluetooth model to tether that accessory to it.

There's also the charging port on the back. If you want to charge with your standard micro USB cable, and there's headphone port as well, and your SD card also goes in the side. This is the single charging base port, it's also an expansion base so it has USB ports to it, as well as an Ethernet connection, if you want to get a wired connection. And there's an HDMI out, if you're going to be using a bigger display. It holds it in really sturdy and then, there is a button on the side that releases it. When you release it, you can see that there is two hooks that hold it in place so that it's not waggly at all, it's very stationary if you're using it inside the charging base. Your standard Windows version runs Windows 10.1. When you go into it, it's just like any other Windows computer. You have your tiles that you can select from and you configure it just like you would any other tablet. Your on-screen keyboard is the standard Windows keyboard made available for it. Anything you can do with a regular Windows laptop, you can pretty much do with this tablet. There's two versions of the Android, this is the version with place services so their play store is there so if you want to download apps off of the Play Store, then you can simply go to that and you can download it like you would downloading onto your phone. The more Enterprise version, does not have Play services so that it's a little more lockdown. In order to load apps, you'll have to silo them via the APK, or you can use the zebra app store if you want to download zebra specific applications on it. Well, the ET50 was designed to be used primarily in a logistics and inventory type of manner. It does work for point-of-sale, I'm running square on this so free point of sale software. I have the expansion base and then in the back of it, I have a USB barcode scanner, a USB receipt printer, and then the cashier connects receipt printer. So, these are very low cost accessories attached to the tablet and it works just like you would expect. Add items to the order and then you can check out, cashier opens and the receipt prints.

So, it works just like the iPad version but instead of having to use a consumer device, you can use a retail hardened device. And then, you can use cheaper accessories, you don't have to buy a Bluetooth barcode scanner, a Wifi receipt printer, you can just buy USB accessories and then use an Android tablet. So, it's one thing that you consider. Additionally, if you wanted to do kind of some line-busting where you're checking people out, you can pop it out of the stand and then you can take the barcode scanner and instead of having it plugged into the base, you just plug it into the tablet directly. And now, you can line-bust using your barcode scanner that you had attached to the base. Overall, the ET50 is definitely the best tablet that zebra has ever made. It's a big improvement over the older version, the ET1. The OS is just a lot improved since that version. There's a lot more apps available for point of sale, for inventory, for logistics, whether you're capturing signatures during delivery, or you're just counting things in your warehouse and you just want to use a simple spreadsheet program, it's a great device to consider. It is a lot more than a consumer device but you get more

organization, you get replaceable batteries. And it's just made to be in tougher environments that may be dirty, you might need to clean the device. And so overall, it's something you can rely on versus trying to rely on consumer level stuff. Well, it may be cheaper and you may think, "Oh, just replace it every time I need it." That's kind of a hassle. If you're trying to do inventory in the middle of the night and you break your tablet, you're kind of out of luck, there's not a lot you can do in the middle of the night versus getting an industrial device that if you drop it from three feet, you're not so worried about it breaking. So, definitely something to consider, it's a great little tablet, 8.3 or a 10.1 inch version, depending on whether you want a bigger display or something that's fits in your hand a little bit better. For more information on the ET50 and ET55, please visit us at POSGuys.com. Thanks.


7.5ft. AC Line Cord, For Use with PWRS-14000-148R and PWR-BGA12V50W0WW
ET5 Charging Cradle - 1-Slot - Requires Power Supply PWR-WGA12V60W-1WW, CBL-DC-388A1-01, and 23844-00-00R
ET5X Power Supply for Cradle/Dock
ET5X Zebra One Care Service, Essential 3Year
ET5X Zebra OneCare Service, Essential 1Year
10” WINDOWS SE4750 Expansion Back Accessory + rotating Hand strap (Optional Battery sold separately)
8” WINDOWS SE4750 Barcode Scanner Expansion Back Accessory + rotating Hand strap (Optional Battery sold separately)
7.5ft. DC Cable For Use with Power Supply Brick PWR-BGA12V50W0WW
10” ANDROID SE4750 Barcode Scanner Expansion Back Accessory + rotating Hand strap (Optional Battery sold separately)
8” ANDROID SE4750 Barcode Scanner Expansion Back Accessory + rotating Hand strap (Optional Battery sold separately)
8” WINDOWS SE4710 Barcode Scanner Expansion Back Accessory + rotating Hand strap (Optional Battery sold separately)
ET5X, Optional Powerpack Battery Second Battery 6800 mAh For 8inch And 10inch Expansion Backs requires Zebra Back Sold Separately. (Batteries must be shipped via ground shipping)
Replacement Battery for 8" Tablets (Android or Windows) (Batteries must be shipped via ground shipping)
Replacement Battery for 10" ET50 Tablets (Android or Windows) (Batteries must be shipped via ground shipping)
10” Windows SE4710 Expansion Back Accessory + rotating Hand strap (Optional Battery sold separately)
ET5X 10" Rugged Frame with Rugged IO (Included)
ET5X, 8inch Rugged Frame With Rugged Io Connector Included

Previously Available Models

Previously Available Accessories