Getac B300


Getac B300Notebook: Getac B300
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo L7500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 13.3 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 4000 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Getac B300

40% Getac B300 (2010) review
Source: Techradar English
Decent protection, but terrible usability issues courtesy of a woeful keyboard. Getac is a company that specialises in building rugged devices, from handheld computers, through tablets, to full-sized laptops. Overall, the Getac B300 is a really difficult proposition. Protection for your machine is excellent – although just pipped by the Dell – and there are innovative features that some will find invaluable, but the keyboard is truly terrible and ultimately a major deal-breaker for us.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%


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.

L7500: » 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.

3.5 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in 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. 

40%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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» HP Voodoo ENVY133
Core 2 Duo SP7500, 1.7 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1318
Pentium Dual Core T2390, 2.2 kg
» Dell Inspiron 13
Core 2 Duo T8300, 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U400
Core 2 Duo T5550, 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Portégé M800
Core 2 Duo T5750, 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro U400
Core 2 Duo T8100, 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U405
Core 2 Duo T8100, 2.5 kg
» Dell Vostro 1310
Core 2 Duo T8100, 2.16 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro U300
Core 2 Duo T7250, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN
Core 2 Duo T9300, 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U300-13V
Core 2 Duo T7700, 2 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X300
Core 2 Duo L7100, 1.51 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U300-134
Core 2 Duo T5450, 2 kg
» Medion MD96544
Core 2 Duo T7700, 2.1 kg
» Apple MacBook Air
Core 2 Duo SP7500, 1.37 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636
Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.3 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S6410
Core 2 Duo T7500, 1.79 kg
» MSI Megabook PR300
Core 2 Duo T7300, 2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127
Core 2 Duo T7100, 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Tecra M8
Core 2 Duo T7100, 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U305
Core 2 Duo T7100, 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U300
Core 2 Duo T5450, 2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Systemax Pursuit 4164
Core 2 Duo T5450, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Dell Latitude D630 XFR
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 4.1 kg
» HP Compaq 610
Core 2 Duo T5870, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Chiligreen X7
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 3.16 kg
» Medion E5214
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» Asus X58L
Celeron M 575, 15.6", 2.8 kg
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