Getac launches new semi-rugged S400 notebook

Upgraded S400 notebook boasts a 44% increase in processing speeds and can download data 10 times faster than previous models

Getac launches new semi-rugged S400 notebook

Getac has upgraded its S400 notebook and introduced a new generation of fully rugged convertible tablet in the shape of the V-Series.  

Enhanced features in the S400 include speed, performance, security and sunlight readability. The new laptop benefits from the use of third generation Intel Core processing, which is available in two options, including the powerful Intel Core i5-3320M vPro Processor. 

Operating at 2.6 GHz (up to MAX 3.3 GHz using Intel Turbo Boost Technology), the S400 offers a 44% improvement in processing speed over the previous models.

The notebook comes with an island-style splash-proof keyboard with individually isolated keys designed to reduce damage and will provide professionals in the field with fast, easy access to data, using lower than average power consumption, offering up to 11 hours of battery life.

The unit’s durable casing is built using Getac’s Kryptoshell and is strong enough to withstand a drop of 3ft in operating conditions, whilst a new, improved thermal design ensures reliable, high performance computing across a range of temperatures from as low as -20°C up to 60°C. 

Fast peripheral connections with integrated USB 3.0 provide the new S400 the ability to download data 10 times faster than previous models. IP5X certification and a MIL-STD-810G rating guarantee it will continue to perform efficiently even in dusty environments and the semi-rugged can withstand vibration, shock and drop to military standards. 

‘The S400 is a powerful, robust notebook with 4GB RAM (support up to 8 GB) and 500GB hard disk (HDD) and is ideal for those who need rapid access to data in challenging locations and conditions,’ said Peter Molyneux, Getac’s UK President.  ‘Integrated RFID, contactless Smartcard and Fingerprint Reader also make it one of the most secure notebooks on the market today.’

Features such as Getac’s resistive-type, multi touch screen allow for gloved operation and an optional in-vehicle docking station together with vibration resistance, make the S400 the ideal solution to communications on the move.

The semi-rugged weighs in at just 2.9kg and includes RF pass-through to provide faster and more reliable data delivery in real time. Field users benefit from communication and connectivity features built into the new device, including Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and WWAN, and high precision SiRFstarIVTM provides optimum GPS accuracy. 

The S400 features enhanced visual computing with a 540% graphic performance gain over previous generation S400s. 

Getac’s QuadraClear technology combines screen brightness with anti-reflective technology and when working in sunlight the 14” screen can be configured to ensure readability at all times thanks to an 800nit display. When dealing with sensitive information special quick keys allow the machine to enter blackout or emergency mode, if required. 

Optional Intel vPro offers users the ability to optimise hardware-assisted security for maximum data protection whilst programmable hot keys can be customised for use as emergency or shortcut keys.

The S400 comes with a three year warranty as standard, but additional warranty and service packages are also available.

Written by Wireless magazine
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