Getac launches the semi-rugged S400 notebook in Europe
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Getac has announced in a press release that it will soon start selling an upgraded version of its semi-rugged S400 notebook in Europe. The sturdy mobile computer is reportedly aimed at field users and offers 44% improvement in processing speed and 540% improvement in graphics performance compared with its predecessors. There’s still no word on pricing; however the IP5X- and MIL-STD-810G-certified laptop will certainly not come cheap.
The S400 is driven by a third-generation Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3320M vPro central processing unit, which incorporates two cores running at 2.6GHz (up to 3.3GHz utilizing Turbo Boost 2.0). Furthermore, the laptop comes with an Intel HD 4000 graphics card and a 14-inch TFT resistive multi-touch display of 1366-by-768 pixels maximum supported resolution that is suitable for gloved operation. According to the manufacturer, the panel can also be purchased with Getac’s very own QuadraClear anti-reflective and high-brightness (800-nits) technology.
Underneath the hood, the new S400 features 4-to 8GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB mechanical hard drive, an optional SSD with a storage capacity of up to 256GB and a built-in DVD Burner. Connectivity specs include Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and Gobi modules, a GPS receiver, D-Sub, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI output, one USB 2.0/eSATA port, Firewire, ExpressCard and multi memory card readers.
Based on a Windows 7 Professional operating system, the semi-rugged notebook weighs 2.9kg with the 8700mAh battery and offers an integrated TPM 1.2 (Trusted Platform Module) for enhanced security.