|[November 27, 2012]
Getac Upgrades Versatile S400 Semi-Rugged Laptop Computer
IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Getac Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, announced today
that it has upgraded nearly every feature of its popular S400 semi-rugged
laptop, including speed, performance, sunlight readability and
connectivity. Already boasted as one of the most rugged semi-rugged
laptops manufactured, the S400 combines high-performance with the
ruggedness needed to perform in harsh and demanding environments
typically experienced by military, utility, police, fire and field
Getac has upgraded nearly every feature of its popular S400 semi-rugged laptop including speed, performance, sunlight readability and connectivity. The combination of high-performance and ruggedness make it ideal for use in harsh and demanding environments typically experienced by military, utility, police, fire and field service personnel. (Photo: Business Wire)
The increased performance of the upgraded Getac S400 begins with a
third-generation Intel (News - Alert) Core processor, offered in two options including
the powerful i5-3320M vPro™ processor. Clocking in at 2.6GHz with Turbo
Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, the S400 semi-rugged laptop performs up to
91% faster than the previous generation and has the power needed for the
most demanding tasks - from intricate mapping to live video processing
and license plate recognition.¹ Hyper-Threading technology, designed to
enhance performance by allowing each processor core to handle multiple
tasks simultaneously, is included in every S400.
The brilliant 14" display is now evn brighter. Available with an 800
NITS QuadraClear™ display with glove-friendly multi-touch touch, the
S400 can be easily viewed in direct sunlight. The Intel HD Graphics, now
integrated directly into the processor, providing nearly 300% graphics
performance gain.¹ The S400 can also be configured with ATi E6760
discrete graphics featuring 1GB of dedicated memory for even greater
frames per second with incredible responsiveness.
"We designed the S400 with the goal of creating the most rugged laptop
in the semi-rugged category," explains Jim Rimay, president of Getac.
"With the faster processors, improved graphics and enhanced security
features, the S400 is the most powerful and versatile semi-rugged
computer we've made."
To increase versatility and security, the S400 can now be configured
with a 13.56MHz contactless SmartCard/RFID reader. The S400 has
surpassed the most rigid tests for rugged performance and incorporates
several features essential for unwavering functionality and protection
in the field. For starters, the S400 semi-rugged laptop's rugged
features include a water-resistant keyboard with optional backlit keys,
IP5X, and MIL-STD 810G compliance for temperature, shock, and vibration.
And, the optional integrated 4G LTE (News - Alert) wireless or 3G Gobi mobile broadband
technology allows remote workers to stay connected everywhere they go.
The outer construction of the S400 body is comprised of Getac's
KryptoShell™ body material, which allows the notebook to meet or exceed
MIL-STD-810G temperature, shock, and vibration specifications -
including a 3 foot drop on six faces and -4°F-140°F operating
temperature. The island-style keyboard features individually isolated
keys designed to reduce damage from rough use. And, while competing
semi-rugged notebooks will throttle down the CPU to as little as 36% to
avoid overheating, the advanced thermal design of the S400 allows it to
maintain over 89% performance even at 140°F.
Other changes include the upgrade to Bluetooth 4.0, three USB 3.0 ports,
a standard 500GB hard drive or optional solid-state drive up to 256GB
and a higher capacity 8700mAh battery. Additionally, programmable hot
keys can be custom set to trigger common actions or act as emergency
keys for safety applications. The new Getac S400 semi-rugged laptop
starts at $1,699 MSRP2 and will begin shipping in December.
Getac is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2011
consolidated revenue $25.3 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989
as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic
products. Today, Getac's business includes rugged notebooks, rugged
tablet PCs, and rugged handheld devices for military, police, fire,
utility, insurance, and field service customers. For more information,
1) Testing conducted by Getac in November 2012. Performance tests are
conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate
performance of the S400 at the time of testing.
2) Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price for base configuration. Standard
and optional features vary depending on purchased configuration. Actual
prices determined by individual resellers and may vary.
Specifications, availability and price subject to change without notice.
© 2012 Getac Inc. All rights reserved. Getac, the Getac logo and
KryptoShell are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Getac
Technology Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All
other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective companies.
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