Getac B360 G2
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Reviews for the Getac B360 G2
Source: PC Mag
Getac is no stranger to first responders and field workers (and no stranger to these pages). Indeed, we reviewed the first Getac B360 13.3-inch rugged laptop in 2020, and it remained our top pick among fully rugged notebooks until it was edged out by the 14-inch Panasonic Toughbook 40 in 2022. Now, the new B360 G2 (starts at $3,669; $5,476 as tested) is as indestructible as the original with enhanced processing power and connectivity, including what the company says is the first 5G mobile broadband in a rugged laptop. The Toughbook 40 keeps its Editors' Choice tag for its greater post-purchase modularity or customizability, but the Getac is a more portable (5.11 versus 7.4 pounds) option that won't let you down in the worst conditions.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
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Getac: Getac was founded in 1989 by MiTAC Technology Corporation and GE Aerospace as a joint venture in Taiwan, and focussed in rugged mobile computing computers. Getac provides fully rugged notebooks and tablet PCs for military, law enforcement, public safety, utilities, telecommunication, manufacturing, field service and mobile workforce industries.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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