Getac S400 notebook toughens up with Core i5 processor

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.

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“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.

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