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GammaTech introduces new Durabook S15C rugged notebook

Newest addition to Durabook line features HD screen and new design

From the Panasonic Toughbooks to the Getac series of laptops, most rugged notebooks seem to offer a lot of protection but not much to look at. With the new Durabook S15C laptop, GammaTech hopes to change things by offering a rugged notebook that doesn’t compromise on style and features.

In an earlier press release by GammaTech, the American manufacturer introduced the latest edition of their Durabook laptops. The Durabook S15C features a 15.6” HD display, a Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, Intel Graphics, Wi-Fi, and the option to add Bluetooth and a Blu-Ray drive. While the specs are pretty interesting; the Durabook is first and foremost a rugged notebook, and features certain protective elements that set it apart from your everyday laptop.

The S15C features a Magnesium Alloy case that is 20 times stronger than ABS plastic, a flexible HDD design that absorbs shock from drops, anti-shock mounting technology around the LCD to protect from accidental damage, and a spill-resistant design to protect the keyboard, touchpad and switches.

According to Jen Chen, GammaTech President, "Just because an individual works away from an office and uses their notebook computer in a harsh environment is no reason for he or she not to enjoy the benefits of a notebook computer with a brilliant screen and powerful graphics,"  

As a result, GammaTech is hoping that their Lenovo-esque design and powerful hardware can help draw customers away from other rugged notebook manufacturers. However, with the provided protection and specs, the Durabook S15C will most likely fetch a pretty penny, and until an actual price is given it’ll be tough for us to know whether or not it can rise above its competitors.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-02-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)