New bruise-proof computer brings Getac expertise to semi-rugged laptop sector

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.

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” 1366x768 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.”

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