The ARMOR X7, a compact rugged tablet by DRS Technologies, has just been approved for connectivity on the Sprint 3G network.
Now ARMOR customers will be able to utilize the integrated WWAN capabilities of the ARMOR X7 on Sprint’s network. Weighing in at 2.85 pounds, the X7 tablet sports a 7-inch touchscreen display, which DRS Technologies boasts is sunlight readable. The slate packs an Intel Atom N450 processor and runs Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. Available in a 40GB and 80GB model, the ARMOR X7 features Bluetooth wireless, GPS and Wi-Fi support, in addition to 3G connectivity.
From our time with the ARMOR X7, its small screen size and high-end cost limited the tablet’s appeal to only rugged professionals. While the slate sports an extremely durable case and its twin batteries provide sufficient running time, the protected layers on the screen lessen the accuracy of the touchscreen and the small display makes navigating Windows extremely difficult. That said, companies looking to outfit a field team with the X7 will probably turn to custom apps and programs in favor of Windows.
This rugged tablet is available now starting at $2,377.