Getac V100 SeriesProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo U7600, Intel Core i7 640UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 10.40 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.5kg
Price: 2400, 4500 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
SpecificationsNotebook: Getac V100
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo U7600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.40 inch, 4:3, 1024 x 768 pixels
Price: 2400 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Getac homepage V100 (Series)
Source: PC Mag
When driving through rough terrain or enduring the worst that Mother Nature can throw at you are part of your typical workday, you need a laptop that can take more than its share of punishment. You won't find rugged laptops at your local Best Buy, but services from law enforcement to utility companies have taken to deploying them in every vehicle, and military personnel and field workers have been relying on them for years. The Getac V100 ($3,130 street) is lightweight for a fully rugged laptop, by virtue of a 10.4-inch screen that doubles as a swivel touch display. For all of its ruggedness, the Getac V100 isn't going to last you more than a couple of years if the processing components can't keep up.
50, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% mobility: 80%
Getac V100, Intel Core i7 640UM
SpecificationsNotebook: Getac V100, Intel Core i7 640UM
Processor: Intel Core i7 640UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 10.40 inch, 16:10, 1024 x 600 pixels
Price: 4500 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Getac homepage V100 (Series) V100, Intel Core i7 640UM (Model)
Source: Laptop Mag
The $4,449 Getac V100 certainly isn't cheap, but it's competitively priced for a fully rugged convertible tablet with such advanced components. For example, a Panasonic Toughbook 19 with a 1.2-GHz Core i5-540UM processor, 2GB of RAM, and a mechanical 160GB hard drive costs about $3,500, whereas the Getac comes with a Core i7 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and an 80GB SSD. If you don't need something as rugged as the V100, the Touchbook C1 offers comparable performance and battery life in a much lighter package for $2,829. But if you need a convertible tablet that will shrug off even the stiffest abuse, the V100 is for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
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.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.
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.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
640UM: The Core i7-640UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops. Using Turbo Boost it can be clocked with up to 2.26 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.