Folks who work out in the real world know that consumers notebook computers might look cool, but they sure don’t stand up to a much—or any—punishment. Look at them funny and the battery much call out or bugs set up a nest in a port. So, folks who do field work—or just live adventurous lives—rely on ruggedized systems, and Getac has a new one to consider in the form of the Getac S400 semi-rugged notebook. Folding up in to a case that weighs about 6.33 pounds, the S400 packs options like an Intel Core i5 processor, a glove-friendly touchscreen display, Nvidia GeForce G310M graphics, and a 14-inch sunlight-readable TFT display. And folks on the move will appreciate optional Intel Gobi 3G data capabilities.
“With the power of an Intel Core i5 Processor, a 700 NIT multi-touch display option and Gobi 2000 mobile broadband technology options, the S400 is ideal for the demanding mobile workforce,” said Getac president Jim Rimay, in a statement. “Where the impact of a speed bump, the vibration of a diesel engine, and the cold winter temperature would wreak havoc on a traditional consumer grade laptop, the S400 excels.”
The Getac S400 features the company’s new KryptoShell body material: it won’t make Superman collapse in a heap at your feet, but it does meet or exceed MIL-STD-801G specs for temperature, shock, and vibration, including the ability to survive a 2.5-foot drop onto its six faces. The S400 is available in a variety of configurations, including Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, Intel integrated graphics or Nvidia GeForce G310M graphics (with 512 MB of video RAM), a 320 GB SATA hard drive or 80 GB SSD, and a 14-inch WXGA display with an optional 700-NIT sunlight reasonable touchscreen display that supports multitouch capabilities. The units also include a super-multi DVD burner, there USB ports, a combo USB 2.0-eSATA port, gigabit Ethernet, VGA output, a IEEE 1394 input, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, an optional internal GPS, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. The system also offer a water-resistant mechanical membrane keyboard (with optional backlighting), along with a smart card reader, fingerprint scanner, TPM module, PCMCIA Type I/ExpressCard slot, and a 4-in-1 media card reader.
The new Getac S400 notebooks have suggested prices starting at $1,799, and should be available by the end of November. They come with a three-year manufacturer’s warranty.