Getac ups the ante on its B300 rugged laptop

Use of latest Intel processors means the upgraded B300 runs 67% faster and provides access to improved graphics capabilities

Getac ups the ante on its B300 rugged laptop

Getac’s B300 rugged laptop has been given an upgrade enabling it to run much faster and with twice the graphics capabilities of the previous generation B300. 

The company says the laptop is aimed at public safety, military and field service users, the new B300 has been engineered to operate longer and faster than almost any other rugged device on the market. 

Processing power

The increase in speed and power comes from the deployment of the latest third Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. The B300 incorporates Intel vPro technology and offers operators a 67% increase in speed; an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 card delivers rapid access to high-performance graphics, greatly improving display imagery, intricate mapping and advanced video streaming. 

Getac UK president Peter Molyneux said: ‘The workhorse of the Getac solutions range has just been turbo-charged. The B300 – already one of the most popular and adaptable devices – now offers users even more power and an ability to improve user performance in the field. A long battery life combined with the lightweight, fan-less design makes the device ideal for users on-the-go. It’s also dust, drop and water resistant, meaning it will continue to operate in almost any conditions.’ 

Intrinsically safe

For those in particularly hazardous locations (such as those with flammable gases), the device is also ANSI certified, guaranteeing it will not cause explosions. The device’s magnesium alloy surface treatment and specifically formulated coating for all magnesium components mean it can also withstand long term operation under harsh, highly-corrosive salt fog environments. 

Night vision

The B300 is also MIL-STD 3009 certified, meaning its screen can be seen with night vision goggles - but without the need for filters. And with just a click of a quick key, the B300 transforms into a night vision imaging system (NVIS) - (pictured). In daylight, the device offers an industry-leading 1400nits sunlight-readable QuadraClear touchscreen display, granting users complete visibility under bright sunshine.

Molyneux added: ‘The enhanced connectivity and performance of the new B300 deliver real-time access to information whether the user is in the field or even in-vehicle, thanks to Getac’s docking capability.’


The B300 also provides GPS data for those in the field. Its SiRFstarIV GPS chipset provides twice the search capacity of earlier chips to pinpoint a location faster and more accurately down to 2.5 metres. The rugged notebook is security-conscious too, incorporating advanced features to safeguard restricted data, including fingerprint scanner, TPM 1.2, and smart card reader.

Molyneux concluded: ‘With these enhancements, Getac offers one of the fastest, multi-certified, rugged laptops with an incredible 30 hours of battery life and, at five years, the best warranty you will find amongst its direct competitors.’

Getac B300 product features:

Intel® Core™ i7-3520M 2.9GHz or Intel® Core™ i5-3320M 2.6GHz

13.3" Getac QuadraClear™ Sunlight Readable Display up to1400 Nits

Up to 30 Hours of Battery Life with Dual Battery System

USB 3.0, eSATA and HDMI Connectivity

Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Gobi™

Bluetooth 2.1 Class 2

SiRFstarIV™ high sensitivity GPS for enhanced positioning accuracy

IP65 certified protected against water and dust ingress 

MIL-STD-810G protected against drops, shocks and vibration• MIL-STD-461F protected against electromagnetic interference 

MIL-STD-3009 Night Vision Equipment Ready  

Operates in extreme wide temperature ranges (-29°C to 60°C)

Written by Wireless magazine
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