Oct 19th, 2010, Telford, England- Getac UK is setting a new standard in semi-rugged computing with the launch of the S400 notebook – a unit that combines processing power with a robust build ideal for field service and light military applications.
The S400 boasts IP5X and MIL-STD-810G ratings, meaning it can withstand dusty and moist environments as well as vibration, shock and drop to military standards.
“This semi-rugged notebook is the ideal choice for operators needing a unit that can easily withstand bruises and bumps but who don’t require a fully-rugged, sealed unit solution,” says Peter Molyneux, Sales & Marketing Director of Getac in the UK.
The S400 is built with flexibility in mind: operators can specify an Intel® Core™ i3-350M 2.26GHz or an Intel®Core™ i5-520M 2.4GHz processor, as well as Getac’s resistive-type multi touch screen, which allows for gloved operation and ‘no look’ gesture control.
“We recognise that not all user environments will be the same – field service and maintenance workers are unlikely to need the optional blackout stealth mode; but this, together with fully customisable quick keys allow the unit to be tailored,” Mr Molyneux adds.
The durable unit is built with Getac’s Kryptoshell™ chassis, a material technology that is built tough and strong enough to withstand a 2.5 feet drop and meets MIL-STD-810G for shock, vibration and temperature protection, while offering an operating temperature range of -0°C to 45°C, with the option of extending this down to -15°C. But with an integrated handle and weighing in at under 3kg, the S400 remains easily portable.nbsp;
The SATA hard disk drive (including shock mounted HDD protection with aluminium casing) has 320GB of storage, and an optional 80GB solid state drive is also offered.
The 14” 1366×768 anti-reflection screen can also be configured to offer readability in bright sunlight thanks to the option of including a 700nit display. Connectivity is also high with fast wireless network (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth, optional integrated modem, GPS and Gobi 2000 3G module.
“Indoors, the notebook can easily be office-docked with seamless communication links passed through I/O connectors,” Molyneux says. “The S400 14” rugged notebook fulfils a gap in the market for a powerful, robust notebook that can be used on the go by the emergency services, light military, utility services and project managers in the field.”