Dust, Water, and Shock-Proof GOLE F7 10.1″ Rugged Tablet Runs Windows 10

Shenzhen GOLE Technology is known for its tablet mini PC combos that mix the features of mini PCs and tablets into one device. Some example or GOLE F6 (aka GOLE 10), or GOLE1 Plus.

Their latest model, GOLE F7, is closer to what we’d think of a traditional tablet, but the 10.1″ Cherry Trail tablet is fairly thick and rugged, with the company’s highlighting its “triple-proofing” capabilities, namely dust-proofness, waterproofness and resistance to shocks.

GOLE F7 Rugged Tablet

GOLE F7 specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad-core Cherry Trail processor @ 1.44 / 1.92 GHz with Intel HD graphics
  • System Memory – 4GB DDR (option: 2GB)
  • Storage – 64GB eMMC flash (option: 32GB), MicroSD card slot
  • Display
    • Standard – 1920×1200 IPS touchscreen display with 300 ANSI lumen brightness
    • Option – 1280 x 800 IPS touchscreen display with 500 ANSI lumens brightness (requires MOQ purchase)
  • Video Output – 1x micro HDMI 1.4
  • Audio – Integrated speakers and microphone; 3.5mm audio jack
  • Camera – 5.0MP rear camera with flash, 2.0MP front-facing camera
  • Connectivity
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • Dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.0
    • Optional 3G/4G cellular module
    • Optional GPS and NFC
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 host port, 1x micro USB 2.0 port
  • Serial – 1x DB9 RS232 COM port
  • Misc – 9-pin docking port for an optional docking station with battery, power and volume buttons, power and camera status LED’s
  • Other Optional Features and/or Accessories – Handwriting stylus, ID switch?, 2D barcode scanner, fingerprint scanner
  • Battery – 12,000 mAh/3.7V
  • Power Supply – 5V/3A via power barrel jack
  • Dimensions – 270 x 186 x 26.5 mm
  • Weight – 1.1 kg
  • Temperature Range – Operating: -20ºC to 60ºC; storage: -30ºC to 70ºC
  • IP Rating – IP67 (waterproof and dustproof)
  • Shock resistance – Rubber protective pads; MIL-STD-810G certification

GOLE F7 Specifications / PortsSome of the expected applications include UAV control panel, outdoor HMI, restaurant/retail point-of-sale (PoS), and any applications that may benefit from the rugged nature of the tablet, while not necessitating a lot of processing power.

The tablet runs Windows 10 Home or Pro, but some of the marketing materials we were given showed it running Android. I was asked not to show them, but maybe it’s also possible to make a custom order of sufficient volume with Android instead.

GOLE F7 appears to be available now at an undisclosed price. More details may be found on the product page.

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