Zebra ET51/56


Zebra ET51/56 Windows Enterprise Tablet

SUrprisingly Thin and light, Exceptionally Rugged

When it comes to choosing a tablet for your business, your workers want sleek consumer styling, while you need enterprise-class durability, data capture and an accessory family that allows you to create the perfect tablet solution for your environment, workers and apps. Now you can have it all with the ET51 and ET56 Enterprise Tablets. The thinnest and lightest of the full line of Zebra rugged tablet computers

The ET51 and ET56 provide your workers with the same great styling they love on their personal tablet. You get a tablet built to handle all-day, everyday business, inside and outside your four walls. Both the compact 8.4 inch or full-size 10.1 inch model have bright, daylight viewable displays, and are loaded with features that make data capture easy. And a wide range of accessories boost ruggedness, simplify charging, extend battery life and make this tablet easy to carry and easy to wear.


  • Class-best brightness and your choice of screen size.
  • Advanced touchscreen technology
  • Perpetual 24/7 x 365 power
  • Advanced enterprise-class scanning
  • Innovative Expansion Back
  • Flexible ‘wearability’


Physical Characteristics

Dimensions: 8.4 in. tablet: 9 in. W x 5.9 in. H x 0.5 in. D/228 mm W x 150 mm H x 12.7 mm D 10.1 in. tablet: 10.6 in. W x 7.1 in. H x 0.5 in. D/269 mm W x 181 mm H x 12.7 mm D
Weight: 8.4 in.: 1.26 lbs./570 g; 10.1 in.: 1.69 lbs./765 g
Display: 8.4 in.: 21.3 cm; 720 nits 10.1 in.: 25.7 cm; 540 nits, Supports up to 2560×1600; Corning Gorilla Glass; daylight viewable
Touch Panel: Capacitive 10 point multi-touch
Keyboard Options: Virtual; Bluetooth®; USB
Expansion: Integrated connector to easily add accessories
Connectivity: Docking connector: USB-C; rugged connector for use with rugged dock, interfaces
Notification: LED flash; barcode decode;** camera LED indicator
Audio: Stereo speakers and dual front-facing microphones

Performance Characteristics

CPU: Intel Atom E3940 quad core 1.6 GHz (Turbo Frequency = 1.8 GHz) Frequency supports 64 bit OS
Operating System: Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM; 64GB eMMC Flash; User accessible micro SDXC card slot (standard supports up to 2TB)

User Environment

Operating Temp: -4° F to 122° F/-20° C to 50° C
Storage Temp: -4° F to 140 ° F/-20° C to 60° C
Drop Specification: Standard: 3.28 ft./1 m to concrete per MIL-STD-810G, With optional rugged frame: 5.9 ft./1.8 m to concrete per MIL-STD-810G
Sealing: IP65
Vibration: Random: 0.02²/Hz, 20Hz to 2khz 4g RMS 1 hour per axis
Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing


Battery User Profile: Ample power for a full shift; continuous operation is enabled with the secondary optional battery
Battery: 8.4 in.: 3300 mAh 7.6V rechargeable Li-Ion; user replaceable (25 Whr) 10.1 in.: 4950 mAh 7.7V rechargeable Li-Ion; user replaceable (38 Whr) Optional hot swappable 7.2V @ 3400mAh (24.4Whr) secondary battery (equivalent to 3.6V @ 6800mAh)

Data Capture

Scanning: Available through the expansion back accessory: SE4750 or SE4710 integrated advanced imagers with hardware decoding
Rear Camera: Image capture: 8MP auto-focus camera with user controllable LED flash, illumination and aiming; photographs, video, signatures and documents.
Front Camera: 2MP 1080p full HD optimized for video collaboration and low lighting conditions
Video: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080), Frame rate = 30fps

Wireless Communications

WiFi (WLAN): 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/r/k/v; dual band 2×2 MIMO for transmit and receive
Cellular (WWAN): (ET56 only) Global LTE, North America: AT&T LTE, Verizon LTE
Bluetooth (WPAN): Class 1, Bluetooth v4.2 (Bluetooth LE)
GPS: GNSS supports GPS, Galileo 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


Gyroscope: Maintains orientation based on principles of conservation of angular momentum
Motion Sensor: 3-axis accelerometer that enables motion sensing applications for dynamic screen orientation and power management
Ambient Light Sensor: Automatically adjusts display brightness, keypad and display backlight
Electronic Compass: Independent — does not depend on GNSS

Peripherals and Accessories

Accessories include: ShareCradles (4-slot); docking stations; vehicle mount cradle (third party); single slot charge cradle; 4-slot optional battery charger; rugged frames; expansion back to easily add accessories (scanner/hand strap and optional battery bay or hand strap); passive stylus; holster; shoulder strap; charging cables and more


For Regulatory information, please visit www.zebra.com/et5X


Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the ET51/
ET56 Enterprise Tablets are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of shipment. For complete warranty statement, go to: http://www.zebra.com/warranty

Recommended Services

Zebra OneCare Select and Essential Support Services (www.zebra.com/ zebraonecare) maximize the availability and productivity of your devices.
Features include 24/7 technical support, device diagnostics, comprehensive coverage, advance replacement and software updates. Optional Visibility Services are available.