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Linx Tough Tab 8

Windows 10 Pro


The Linx Tough Tab 8 has now been rebadged in 2018 as the Newland NQuire 800 II with an updated processor and Windows 10 Pro

LINX Tough Tab 8

In business when you make an investment in new equipment you want to make sure it will be able to withstand the rigours your staff will need to place on it. The LINX Tough Tab 8 is no ordinary tablet, with its IP67 certification, impact protection and integrated barcode scanner.

Reasons to buy LINX Tough Tab 8

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 8” IPS display – for brilliant colours
  • IP67 certified – water and dustproof
  • Impact Protection – Resistant up to 1.2 metres
  • Built-in Stylus – Precise navigation and use
  • 32 / 64GB of internal storage – to store all your apps & media
  • 5MP Camera with autofocus – ideal for quick snaps
  • Easy-hold hand strap – convenient and easy to use
  • Integrated Barcode scanner with LINX8TT/HS mode - increase productivity

Colour and memory variants

The LINX Tough Tab 8 is available in two variants, one with and one, without, a barcode scanner.

Either comes with 32GB of internal storage, 3G connectivity and is available in Black.

  • LINX8TT/HS - Tough Tab 8 With Barcode Scanner
  • LINX8TT/NOBAR - Tough Tab 8 with No Barcode Scanner

Box contents

  • LINX Tough Tab 8
  • Power Supply Unit
  • USB to Micro USB Cable
  • User Manual


Being tough is what the LINX Tough Tab 8 is all about. It has an IP 67 certified rating and can deal with accidental drops. These features along with its impressive specification, which includes 3G connectivity, make it the ideal tablet for business.


Being able to deal with the occasional drop of rain is essential for products designed for business use. This is the case with the LINX / Tough Tab 8 with Barcode Scanner. With its IP 67 certification, it is impervious to dust and is able to withstand immersion in water of, up to, a depth of 1 metre for 30 minutes.

Being able to withstand water and dust is just part of the requirements for a business class product, as typically they also need to be able to deal with the occasional drop. With this in mind, this tablet is able to be dropped, up to, 1.2 metres onto concrete floors giving you extra peace of mind.

Drops should, however, be minimised with the convenient hand strap. With it, users are given full 360-degree rotation and freedom of movement. If you decide the hand strap is not for you can remove it by loosening the screws which hold it in place.


To increase the productivity of staff the Linx Tough Tab 8 features a built-in stylus. This enhances the navigation through menus and makes all interactions more precise. Perfect for when a member of staff needs to draw a plan of a building or take some notes.

If you as a business can take advantage of barcodes to speed up operations, then the integrated barcode scanner on the LINX8TT/HS model will be incredibly handy. It reduces the amount of time staff spend entering product codes and gives more opportunity to concentrate on other aspects of work.

The barcode scanner in the LINX8TT/HS supports symbologies: 2D; PDF417, Data Matrix ECC200 / 000 / 050 / 080 / 100 / 140, QR-Code.

1D; Code 128, EAN-13, EAN-8, Code 39, UPC-A, UPC-E, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, ITF-6, ITF-14, ISBN, Code 93, UCC / EAN-128, GS1 Databar, Matrix 2 of 5, Code 11, Industrial 2 of 5, Standard 2 of 5, Plessey, MSI-Plessey.


It is often necessary for staff to stay in communication with the office. With the inclusion of a MicroSIM slot which is 3G compatible (operating at 900/2100 MHz) you can do just this via email and other forms of communication. Staff will also be able to take advantage of the ability to access Internet-based services and be more efficient while in the field.

To offer more options for connecting the inclusion of Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, will make it easier to use the tablet in areas of poor network coverage, and with peripherals.

The inclusion of GPS makes it possible for staff to use apps which rely on accurate location information. Also provides accurate tracking for the security of staff.

Windows 10


In addition to the features above you need to know LINX Tough Tab 8 can cope with the demands you place on it. Happily, it has a list of powerful features which make it ideal for business.

The processor is an Intel Atom x5-Z8350, which is quad-core and clocked at 1.44GHz to 1.92 GHz. This makes the tablet powerful and efficient and gives staff the ability to do more in less time. The inclusion of 2GB of RAM gives plenty of opportunity to multi-task between apps, and with 32GB of storage, this should be enough for most users needs.

With the 8 inch, IPS display staff will find it easy to interact with the tablet, and it gives plenty of space for the benefit of the built-in stylus to be apparent. They will enjoy the brightness of the display and find it is clear with the 800 x 1280 pixel resolution.

The 8000 mAh lithium-polymer battery gives 5-7 hours of continuous usage, and up to 250 hours of standby while in hibernation. So staff will be able to work for a full day without having to try and find a charger.


Operating System
  • PlatformWindows 10
  • VersionProfessional
  • Speed1.44 up to 1.92GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelIntel Atom x5-Z8350 64-bit Quad Core
  • OtherIntel Gen 8 - LP 12EU Graphics
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • CapacityUp to 128GB
RAM2 / 4 GB
Internal Storage
  • Size32 / 64 GB
  • Extras
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size8 inch
  • Resolution800 x 1280 pixels
  • Type & Extras
SIM SlotYes
  • Frequencies
  • Frequencies900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Version4.0
  • Functions
  • Version802.11 ac/a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz and 5GHz
  • Version
  • Power9V power supply
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • G-SensorYes
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Digital Compass and Gyro
  • Light Sensor
  • Antenna TypeInternal GLONASS
  • A-GPS
  • Built-in Software
  • FormatsAAC, WMA, MP3, PCM, M4A, WAV, ASF
  • Recording
  • FormatsH.264, WMV, MP4, AVI, ASF
  • Recording
  • Megapixels5 MP
  • Flash
  • Camera Lens
  • OtherAuto Focus
  • Type
  • TypeLithium-polymer 8000 mAh
  • Removable
  • Standby Timeup to 250 hours (hibernation)
  • Battery Life5-7 hours use
Dimensions235 x 147 x 22 mm
OtherBuilt In Stylus, IP67 Dustproof & waterproof up to 1 metre submersion for 30 mins, Tested to IEC 60068232 standard up to 1.2: 6 faces, 4 corners, 2 cycles onto cement or steel floor,
Warranty12 months


NQ800-II-datasheet.pdf NQ800-II-datasheet.pdf (1479KB)


The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this tablet SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this tablet is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this tablet brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the tablet have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 128GB of external storage

What SIM card does this tablet use?


Is this TABLET LTE compatible?

No - but it does have 3G connectivity

Does this tablet have a removable battery?


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