Getac UK has launched an upgrade to its popular V100 fully rugged tablet PC with expanded memory and a 47 per cent increase in processing speed to make it the fastest dual-core rugged convertible tablet on the market.
The upgraded laptop uses Intel® Turbo Boost technology to speed up the processor when extra performance is needed by operators using power hungry programmes out in the field.
At the heart of the V100 is a 1.2GHz Intel Core i7-640UM processor which delivers 2.226GHz processing speed thanks to the Turbo Boost capability. Maximum memory on the V100 has been increased to 8GB with a HDD storage capacity of 320GB.
“The V100 has always been popular because of its advanced features and super bright 1200 NITS sunlight readable screen,” explains Peter Molyneux, Business Development Director of Getac in the UK. “In industries as diverse as public utilities, field service and waste management, we are seeing more use of process-intensive applications such as mapping and this upgrade delivers the speed and performance required by the market today,” he adds.
The versatile V100 weighs a mere 2.3kg and features a swivelling LCD screen with automatic adjustment of both screen and keyboard backlight according to ambient brightness. In addition the V100 screen comes with a multi-touch solution to allow professionals to use it under critical conditions without the need to remove gloves.
The model is housed in a magnesium alloy case and is both military standard (MIL-STD-810G) certified and IP65 certified for durability and protection. It contains a 320GB removable vibration and drop resistant HDD, with the option to include an SSD for increased data access speed and greater battery life.
Rugged tablet is now turbo boosted for more field-based power
The unit provides comprehensive connectivity options including Bluetooth, WLAN and WWAN. The wireless networking capabilities have been upgraded to include draft 802.11n and advanced TPM 1.2 security comes as standard to safeguard important data. A full-sized 83-key, waterproof membrane keyboard and an integrated 2 megapixel, water resistant, reversible webcam or in-built GPS receiver also make it ideal for field applications.
“As a pioneer in the rugged market, we tailor our products to give our customers what they want and the inclusion of a 255 degree swing camera means operators can use the reversible screen as a viewfinder or link with GPS to combine processing power and accuracy wherever they are,” adds Molyneux.
The V100 comes with a five-year warranty and optional extras include both standard and light vehicle docking systems and an office docking station. It has two USB ports, an option for smart-card reader or Express Card for special applications and requirements, PCMCIA Type II and SD Card slots, both Fingerprint and vPro Security, and external VGA and eSATA I/O Port.
“The added memory and processing speed alone make the V100 the ideal all-in-one solution for mobile-based applications,” comments Molyneux, “coupled with the 1200 NITS sunlight readable screen, flexibility of connectivity and added extras, it will prove ideal for anyone working in some of the toughest environments,” adds Molyneux.