New Fujitsu Windows 8 tablet is a water friendly device

Panasonic has already announced plans to launch a water resistant Windows 8 tablet later this year and now Fujitsu has announced its own new Windows 8 tablet this week, the Arrows Tab Q582/F, which the PC maker claims is also highly water and dust resistant.

The PC maker's press release says the Arrows Tab Q582/F is a 10.1 tablet which Fujitsu says can "function normally after being immersed in room-temperature tap water to a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes."

Fujitsu says it will keep working even after getting hit "with water from a nozzle with a diameter of 6.3 mm at a rate of 12.5 liters per minute from a distance of approximately 3 meters for a period of at least 3 minutes." It is also only 9.9mm in thickness which the company says makes it the world's slimmest Windows 8 water-resistant tablet.

Under the hood, the Arrows Tab Q582/F has an Intel Atom Z2760 processor, along with 2 GB of RAM and a 64 GB SSD, along with a batter life of about 10 hours. The tablet will go on sale in mid-March in Japan but there's no word on when it might made it to the US.

Source: Fujitsu | Image via Fujitsu

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That's funny, I was just thinking this the other day. We don't have a tablet made for showers or bathrooms yet (to deal with the steamy conditions) or something to use even while TAKING a shower.

yowanvista said,
Why do they always have to use crap underpowered hardware?

You need a fan for a device with a more powerful CPU. How do you make that waterproof and cool of its insides?

This post is in no way to criticize what I think is an awesome design for a tablet and I can see this particular water/dust resistant tablet used in a lot of places like workshops and manufacturing plants and I really hope those industries take it up.

So what I was wondering is how difficult would it be to make a watertight design? other than venting air it could be completely sealed up so if you made the heatsink/fan area watertight any water actually entering a vent area could assist with cooling? if designed correctly and using good fans, after all a fan will run underwater if its only 12 volts (test it yourself its fun)

That's very specific measurements of water.

I'm sorry sir, but that water damage is not covered under warranty as it looks to have exceeded a 6.3mm water jet at more than 12.5L/min

DrOmango said,
Fujitsu makes good quality computers. Now I just want somebody to make a 17-18 inch tablet waterproof with windows 8.

That might be kinda big to call a tablet.

GP007 said,
That might be kinda big to call a tablet.
Paraphrased from Wikipedia:
A tablet is a one-piece mobile computer that typically offers a touchscreen, though often supplemented by the use of one or more physical context sensitive buttons or the input from one or more accelerometers. Available in a variety of sizes, tablets customarily offer a screen diagonal greater than 7" (18 cm), differentiating themselves through size from functionally similar smart phones or PDAs.

Basically, why is 17"-18" to big to call a tablet? A tablet is merely a portable, all-in-one computer.

Enron said,
At that size, it's a table.
Do you propose we give large-screen tablets a new name? I offer "tablet."