Zebra MC17 Personal Shopper

Raise the bar for your customer self-service and improve associate productivity with the MC17 retail mobile computer. The MC17 gives customers the ability to scan items while they shop and create gift lists with the press of a few buttons, saving time in the checkout line.

Add value to the customer experience with targeted promotions and offers based on buying preferences. Empower store associates to more efficiently manage inventory and pricing at the shelf edge. Reduce your overhead costs and improve customer loyalty with the MC17 Series multi-function retail mobile computer.

  • Zebra's Mobility Services Platform compatibility

    Reduces cost, complexity, and effort associated with device management.

  • 320x240 QVGA color display - (MC17T only – backlit, resistive touch panel)

    Enables rich content delivery for an enhanced customer experience.

  • Customizable top cover
    Professional branding reminds customers of your competitive identity and provides an additional revenue stream for promotional opportunities for manufacturers.
  • Durability
    Built to endure everyday drops to ensure reliable operation and investment protection.
  • Full Internet Explorer 6.0
    Familiar platform for web-enabled applications.
  • Large capacity battery
    Provides up to eight hours of continuous operation.
  • Six-key intuitive interface
    Easy to use for first time users of any age.
  • Sleek design
    Easy to hold; minimizes user fatigue.
  • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
    Provides wireless freedom for your customers and instant access to information for store associates.
  • Windows CE 5.0 Professional
    Standard tool set for rapid application development.
  • Zebra PocketBrowser compatibility

    Dramatically simplifies development of complex web-based solutions that integrate advanced functionalities such as bar code scanning, wireless connectivity and mobile printing.


USB 1.1 client for Microsoft Activesync

Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g


Performance Characteristics

Light source
Visible laser diode; Class 1

64 MB RAM; 64 MB Flash ROM (MC17T only - 1GB SD Storage)

Operating system (OS)
Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 Professional Version

Processor (CPU)
MC17A - High performance Intel PXA270; 32 bit; 312 MHz; MC17T - Intel PXA270; 32 bit; 520 MHz

Scan rate
100 scans/sec

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions (HxWxD)
2.3 x 8.11 x 3.2 in. (5.9 x 20.6 x 8.1 cm) H x W x D

Display type
Color 2.8 inch 320 x 240 QVGA (MC17A:non-touch screen & MC17T:touch screen)

6 fully programmable keys

9.52 oz (270 g)

Power Characteristics


Rechargeable 2400 mAh Li-ION battery pack

Larger capacity battery (LCB)

Provides up to eight hours of continuous operation

Regulatory Specifications

RoHS Directive 2002/95/EEC

User Environment

Ambient lighting tolerance2
Tolerant to typical artificial indoor and natural outdoor (direct sunlight) lighting conditions. Fluorescent, Incandescent, Mercury Vapor, Sodium Vapor, LED : 450 Ft Candles (4, 844 Lux) Sunlight: 8000 Ft Candles (86, 111 Lux)

Drop specification
multiple 4 ft. (1.2 m) drops to tile over concrete

90% relative humidity at 50°C, non condensing

Operating temperature
32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

Storage temperature
4° to 140°F (-20° to 60°C)


Handheld Warranty
The MC17 Series is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 12 months from date of shipment, provided that the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions.