Getac gets tough with V200 notebook
Getac knows that it is a dog-eat-dog world out there, which is why the company has released its latest rugged notebook known as the V200. This is no ordinary notebook since it will come in a convertible form factor, which also places it as the most powerful as well as fully rugged convertible notebook to date in the world. Underneath the hood, don’t be fooled as it has enough processing muscle to handle most of today’s tasks without missing a beat – we’re talking about an Intel Core i7-620LM processor that runs at 2.0GHz, maxing out at 2.8GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology. Not only that, you will also benefit from 4MB of Intel L3 Smart Cache which further improves efficiency as well as increasing processor speed. It ain’t a power hog either, sipping just 25-watts.
You can use it for vehicle mounting or field use, where the V200 convertible will feature a 12.1-inch widescreen display while boasting Getac’s very own 1,200 NITs QuadraClear technology that lets you read whatever tiny fonts there are in a crystal clear manner even when you are working under direct sunlight. Yup, that’s extreme all right, and the display also offers a resistive multi-touch capability which lets you manipulate icons and menus on the display using single and multi-finger gestures even with gloves worn. Now that ought to be a relief to most workers under such harsh environments since it would be a hassle to remove and wear gloves over and over again when operating the V200.
The V200 is MIL-STD-810G and IP65 compliant, coming in a full magnesium alloy casing while being able to function in low-temperature environments of up to -20C. Not only that, additional hardware specifications include a shock mounted 320GB hard drive, sealed I/O caps, doors to prevent damage from solid particles and moisture, an 80GB solid state drive option, a full-size, 88-key keyboard, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, 10/100/1000 Giga LAN support, GPS, 3G-Gobi 2000 multi-band wireless and a host of other interface connectivity options. You can also hot-swap the battery when the action gets too hot and heavy for the V200 – now how about that? With a 5-year warranty, this will get obsolete before you need to replace it due to a malfunction.