Galaxy Tab Active

IFA 2014

At the IFA in Berlin, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab Active, a ruggedized 8-inch tablet that can withstand a 1.2-meter fall thanks to its protective coating. Certified IP67, the tablet is dust and water resistant and comes with a tougher version of the S Pen stylus, called the C Pen, that provides an alternate form of input for when you're wearing gloves.

Notable specs include an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot up to 64 GB, 3.1 MP camera at the back, 1.2 MP front shooter, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0. The tablet boasts 10 hours battery life from the 4,450 mAh removable battery and runs Android 4.4. KitKat out of the box. Samsung is bundling in a protective cover as well as the C Pen stylus with the tablet, along with its Knox security suite.

The Galaxy Tab Active will be offered in Wi-Fi only and LTE variants, with no mention yet of pricing or availability. What are your thoughts on the ruggedized tablet?