Mobile computer: Fully rugged laptop upgraded

Handheld computer: GammaTech Computer’s DURABOOK improves performance, graphics, battery life and security of R8300 rugged laptop.

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Mobile computer: GammaTech Computer Corp., the North American branch of Twinhead International Corp., announced upgrades to its fully rugged DURABOOK R8300 laptop. The device now features Intel® 7th generation Core™ processors, improved graphics capabilities, increased battery life and the elevated security offered by Windows 10. The proven R8300 is used around the world by military forces, public safety agencies, and field service organizations, including companies in the utilities, oil & gas, logistics, and telecommunications markets.

Intel 7th Generation Core Processors
The updated DURABOOK R8300 R3 (Kaby Lake version) features i5 and i7 variants of Intel 7th generation Core processors, delivering more computing power to mobile workers operating in extreme environments. Processor options available include the Intel Core i5-7200U (3MB cache, up to 3.1 GHz), the Intel Core i7-7500U (4MB cache, up to 3.5 GHz), and the Intel Core i7-7600U with vPro (4MB cache, up to 3.9 GHz).

“To stay competitive, increase productivity or protect citizens, workers in the most extreme environments are more connected than ever,” said Tom Wang, President, GammaTech. “Having a device that stands up to the rain, vibration, drops, and temperatures these workers face only addresses half of the equation. These soldiers, public safety officers, and field workers need the same level of performance and security their desk-bound colleagues enjoy. With these upgrades, the DURABOOK R8300 delivers the performance our customers desire.”

Engineered for Extremes
The DURABOOK R8300 R3 is engineered to operate reliably in the most extreme environments. The device meets military standards and has other critical certifications for drop, vibration, ingress, salt fog, hazardous environments, temperature, humidity, and altitude.

Improved Graphics
The Intel HD 620 Graphics package, designed specifically for Intel Kaby Lake processors, enhances visual computing, does not require an add-in card, and offers faster frame times, low energy use, and superior image quality than the HD 520 found in Skylake processors.

Multi-Shift Battery Life
Mobile workers in extreme environments do not have the luxury of plugging-in and charging their batteries. The R8300 is designed to address this challenge with a hot-swappable, dual battery option, now providing up to 21 hours of power, for multi-shift performance.

Greater Security with Windows 10
Security is top-of-mind for organizations with a large mobile workforce. Windows 10, the most secure Windows ever, addresses this concern by offering users a layered defense to help protect, detect, and respond to security threats. The Department of Defense (DoD), for instance, is in the process of moving all branches of the military to this operating system. Running a 64-bit Windows 10 Professional platform, the DURABOOK R8300 R3 is a secure mobile computing solution users can trust.

Other security features of the R8300 include optional Absolute’s Computrace® software, Intel® vPro technology, an integrated smart card reader, fingerprint scanner, TPM2.0 and a Kensington lock slot.

Key DURABOOK R8300 R3 Features
The R8300 features a 13.3” 1050 nit sunlight readable XGA (1024x768) TFT LCD touchscreen, quick-release HDD, and a waterproof and backlit keyboard. With 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and optional Gobi 5000 mobile broadband and GPS, mobile workers enjoy reliable connectivity in the field or on campus.

Skylake Platform
To meet the needs of government customers that are not ready to move to Windows 10, GammaTech continues to offer the DURABOOK R8300 R2 (Skylake version), which features Intel 6th generation Skylake Core i5 (6200U) and i7 (6500U) 15W U series SoC processors with integrated Intel HD 520 graphics.

The DURABOOK R8300 R3 will be available, starting at $3199, in late Q4 2017. All DURABOOK rugged computers are available from authorized resellers and include a standard three-year warranty. Sales inquiries for DURABOOK products should be directed to or 800-995-8946.

GammaTech Support Services

To help its customers address the challenges and complexity of deploying and managing their mobility solutions, GammaTech offers a wide range of support services, including device customization, consulting, disk imaging, deployment assistance, installation, extended and no-fault warranty options, warranty depot repair center with 48 hour turn-around-time, live call center, device retirement, and an online support center for drivers and manuals.

About GammaTech Computer Corp.
GammaTech Computer Corporation is the North American branch of Twinhead International Corporation, a leading manufacturer, and customizer of rugged computing solutions, including the globally acclaimed DURABOOK brand. DURABOOK devices are designed, manufactured and tested in-house to meet customer needs and to assure maximum quality and reliability. These cost-effective ruggedized laptops, tablets, and all-in-one PCs are high-performance solutions that increase productivity, drive a clear return on investment and deliver a low total cost of ownership for government and enterprise customers in markets like oil & gas, power & utilities, field service, military, and public safety. GammaTech Computer Corporation, headquartered in Fremont, California, provides final assembly, inventory, services, and technical support.

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