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Getac 9213

Specifications

Getac 9213Notebook: Getac 9213
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1400 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Getac 9213

70% Getac 9213
Source: PC Mag English
A pioneer in military- and government-oriented computing products, Getac has deep roots in the ruggedized space. In the case of its latest laptop, the 9213 ($1,800 Street), dabbling outside of that market means good things for business travelers. The Getac 9213 purges the notion that a ruggedized ultraportable should have a rough-and-tumble appearance, as its stylish metallic frame looks more like a mainstream product while retaining its business-rugged features. With the help of Intel's low-powered parts, this featherweight delivered more than five hours of battery life, but the 9213's toughness and energy efficiency may not be enough to warrant its bloated price tag. The Getac 9213's tough through and through, but not at the expense of good looks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Getac 9213
Source: Laptop Mag English

This light business-rugged notebook can take its share of abuse, but delivers mediocre performance. Your interest in the Getac 9213 will ultimately come down to how much you need its business-rugged features. Though its list price of $1,799 might seem steep, keep in mind that Getac intends to sell this machine to enterprise customers, who most likely will see a discount. The Dell Latitude E4300, while not as rugged, is roughly the same size and weight, can be had for $445 less (2.26-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300, 2GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive), and comes with on-site service from the Dell Small and Medium Business site. Although the Panasonic Toughbook F8 lasted an hour longer and had better performance scores, the Getac offers the same ruggedness in a smaller package, and for $1,100 less, too.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


SU9400:

Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.7 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Getac: Getac was founded in 1989 by MiTAC Technology Corporation and GE Aerospace as a joint venture, and focussed in rugged mobile computing computers. Getac provides fully rugged notebooks, tablet PCs and handhelds for military, law enforcement, public safety, utilities, telecommunication, manufacturing, field service and mobile workforce industries. 


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)