If you’re one of those butter-fingered people that are guilty of constantly dropping your mobile devices and then having to spend a lot of money trying to fix the damage, perhaps it’s time you consider a ruggedised tablet.
Which one you ask? Samsung’s just unveiled its Galaxy Tab Active, a hardhat-wearing portable tablet that is almost unbreakable. We're not sure if you can walk into a store and toss it on the floor to prove it, but that'll be the ultimate proof.
The device has anti-shock protection, meaning it's able to withstand a maximum drop height of 1.2m with the ruggedised cover on. The tablet itself is water and dust resistant (IP67 certified), so don’t worry about accidentally spilling a glass of water on it.
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If you’re after its specs, this 8in unit boasts a 1.2Ghz quad-core processor, 16GB of memory (which can be extended to 128GB), 1.5GB of RAM, and a 3.1MP auto-focus camera. It also comes out of the box with Android 4.4 Kit Kat as its operating system. And not forgetting to mention its 4450mAh battery that, according to Samsung, lasts at least 10 hours.
There’s not much choice when it comes to colour alternatives though – the device is available only in titanium green and comes packed with the ruggedised cover and the “C Pen”.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is now available in Singapore from the Samsung Experience Stores, IT retailers and other authorised channel partners. It’s not that expensive too – it will cost you just S$598 for the Wi-Fi version and S$698 for the LTE version.