Rugged notebook computer for field based applications

Getac's B300 Rugged Notebook incorporates Intel Core i7 2.0 processor.

Irvine, Calif., September 24, 2010—Getac Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers that meet the demands of field-based applications, announced it is incorporating Intel's powerful Core i7 2.0 GHz processor, MAX 2.8 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, into its B300 rugged notebook. This includes 4 MB of Intel L3 Smart Cache readily available to each of the processor cores, improving efficiency while increasing processor speed. At only 25-watt consumption, the Core i7-620LM helps the B300 increase system speeds by up to 67 percent versus the previous generation.

The B300 offers two display options—a 700 NITs display and rating of 1400 NITs display, which includes Getac’s exclusive QuadraClear display for easy viewing in extreme lighting conditions such as direct sunlight and reflective conditions including sand and snow. An HDMI port joins the standard VGA port allowing a multiple-monitor battlefield-ready solution. The -20 degree low-temperature option is now standard on all pre-configured sku's. The B300 can also be configured with a dual battery option that provides up to 22 hours of battery life on a single charge. And, Gobi 2000 mobile broadband technology is now available as a pre-configured sku for quick delivery.

"With the latest Intel Core i7 Processor, an even brighter QuadraClear Display and Gobi 2000 mobile broadband technology options, the B300 is suited for the most demanding jobs,” said Jim Rimay, president of Getac. “We took one of the industry’s most popular rugged notebook computers and made it even better.”

The B300 is certified to MIL-STD-810G for ruggedness and shock protection and is certified to IP65 rating for protection from water and dust. Additional options for the B300 include the MIL-STD-810F – 509.4 for protection from salt fog, MIL-STD-3009 NRA & NRB for night vision and every B300 is Mil-STD-461F ready requiring only the purchase of a MIL-STD-461F power supply for electromagnetic interference applications.

A built-in security feature using Intel vPro technology enables IT specialists to maximize hardware-assisted security to better maintain, manage and protect their business PCs. The B300 has a conveniently located finger print reader adjacent to the touchpad for the security required by government and corporate data management. Configured with a built-in Smart Card reader, the B300 increases identification and authentication security on administrator and remote access accounts while security criteria EAL 5 plus encrypts valuable data by hardware, making data transfer more secure. Staying connected on the job is easy with the B300, which includes wireless options for Bluetooth, WLAN, GPS and 3G.

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