As much as you might like how thin and light our portable electronics have become over the years, they’re not exactly practical for use “in the field,” especially if you’re being surrounded by Mother Nature at her worst. Getac has been making tough tablets and PCs and now they’re following up with a rugged tactical tablet they call the Getac MX50.

Clearly targeted (no pun intended) at the military market, the Getac MX50 is about as tough and tumble as it gets. Water? Pfft, the IP67 certification will take care of that. Sandstorms and rocky drops? How about some MIL-STD 461 and MIL-STD 810G certification to go with that. The Getac MX50 was designed “from feedback from Special Forces and tactical operators,” so you know it’s up to snuff too.

Meant to be portable and easy to use in the field, the Getac MX50 features a sunlight-readable and glove-touch compatible 5.7-inch display, complete with night vision capabilities. You see here it here integrated into a standard issue MOLLE vest for hands-free operation too. Under the hood are an Intel Atom Z8350, 2GB of RAM, 64/128GB SSD, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, GPS+GLNSS, and a 4,200mAh batter with optional Trivalent Protect software.

This might be a good place to spend some of that expanded military budget, eh President Trump?

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Battle Ready, Fully Secure: Getac’s MX50 Tactical Tablet Is Ideal for

Tactical Operations and Special Forces Units

Maximum Security Features, NSA Compliance, MIL-STD Rugged Certified and 3-Year Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty Make MX50 Most Complete Wearable Tactical Tablet Ready for Combat

IRVINE, Calif.—March 7, 2017—Getac introduces its first rugged tactical tablet, built from the ground up, for combat-ready military forces, including dismounted warfighters, elite enforcement agencies and Special Forces military units.Designed from feedback from Special Forces and tactical operators, the Getac MX50 rugged tactical tablet is battle-ready tough. It is MIL-STD 810G and MIL-STD 461 certified and IP67 waterproof. Its large, 5.7” screen offers a bright, 480 nit sunlight-readable display with glove-touch and night vision capabilities. The chest mount is designed to integrate with a standard issue MOLLE vest, providing hands-free carrying and ease of access.


“For the first time, tactical operators have a small, lightweight, and rugged tactical tablet built to their specs,” explains Scott Shainman, president of Getac. “Until now, the solution was consumer-grade technology for size and familiarity, but that lacked a rugged design and system security.  The MX50 changes that.”


Mission-Critical Security

The MX50 is designed to meet strict government guidelines for capturing and protecting classified data in the field. It meets the Common Criteria ISO/IEC 15408 computer security certification, and the NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) guidelines (certification pending) and Data-at-Rest (DAR) requirements, enabling commercial devices to be integrated into layered solutions to protect classified national security systems information.


Secure Tactical Solution

Getac has collaborated with industry-leading partners Black Diamond Advanced Security, ViaSat and Trivalent® to provide the tactical operator a complete solution (or as individual options), including power, communications, device management and NSA-approved file security. With its built-in military connector, the MX50 integrates into the Black Diamond APEx system for external power and communications. Available ViaSat Dynamic Defense software provides robust and flexible end-user policy management and device protection in both connected and disconnected modes. Optional, NSA-approved, Trivalent Protect™ software protects top secret data-at-rest in real-time by transforming data so it is unusable to unauthorized users.


System Longevity and Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

Stability in design and predictable service life are critical to military operations looking for consistency and reliability over extended timeframes.  The MX50 maintains an extended life cycle design and includes Getac’s 3-year, bumper-to-bumper warranty to manage budgets and ensure maximum long-term performance.


Features and Specifications

  • SoC Intel Atom Z8350 Quad Core Processor
  • 5.7″ IPS Display, 1280 x 720 HD
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch Screen With Rain, Stylus and Glove-Touch Modes
  • Brightness from 480 nits for Sunlight Readability to 1.5 nits for Night Vision Capability
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 64 GB or 128 GB SSD
  • Front Camera: 2 MP Fixed Focus; Rear Camera: 8 MP Autofocus
  • Build-in LiOn Battery (3.7 V, 4200 mAh)
  • Dedicated GPS With Built-in Antenna (GPS+GLNSS)
  • Built-in Sensors: Accelerometer, eCompass, Gyro, Barometric Pressure Sensor, Vibration
  • GlenAir 6 Pin (Plug With Pins) With Cable, or AB or ODU 20-Pin Connector (Plug With

Pins), MicroSD slot, MicroUSB OTG, 3.5 mm Earphone Jack

  • IP67 (1 m Waterproof)/MIL-STD 810G (5’ Drops)/MIL-STD 461G Compliant/Operating Temperature Range of -5.8° F to 140° F
  • 5-Way Directional Keypads
  • Trivalent Protect software (optional)

About Getac

Getac is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2015 consolidated revenue $28 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Today, Getac’s business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablets and rugged handheld and mobile video system devices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance and field-service customers. For more information visit

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