We’ve heard of rugged tablets with Windows, but they’re usually bulky models with 10 inch displays. However, this is not the case here, as the Winmate M700D rugged 7 inch Windows 7 slate changes format and it’s coming soon, it appears.


Windows 8 slates are a big deal nowadays, but it doesn’t mean that Windows 7 tablets aren’t still required in some niche markets. Winmate is a rugged device maker and their latest product is the 7 inch tablet shown below, packing an Intel Atom N2600 processor and Win 7. The device was actually introducer earlier this year and it showed up on the FCC website this week, signalling an approaching release.

It supports a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution on a capacitive multitouch panel, uses 2 GB of RAM, a 32 GB SSD and there’s also a version out there with up to 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and optional 3G and GPS capabilities. we’ve got a full USB 2.0 port on board, a microSD card slot and a 16.8 Whr battery, but there’s also a bigger 38.5 Whr battery, providing up to 8 hours of run time.

On the resilience side, we’ve got a sturdy plastic case with rubber bumpers around the edges and it can survive 4 foot drops and temperatures of -10 degrees Celsius.