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Getac Increases Performance, Battery Life, Connectivity and Offers 4G Mobile Broadband on Popular B300 Rugged Notebook
2011/07/26
getac technology corporation

1400 NITs QuadraClear™ Display, 4G Mobile Broadband Technology,30-Hour Battery Life*, HDMI port, Protected By a 5-Year Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

Getac Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers that meet the demands of field-based applications, is announcing the upgrade of the B300 processor to a choice of Intel's powerful Core™ i5 2.5GHz or Core™ i7 2.3GHz processor, MAX 3.2GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology. Both of these new processors are part of Intel's latest Huron River platform which offers cutting edge graphic performance versus the previous generation processors. The Core i7-6249M helps the B300 increase system speeds by up to 25% versus the previous generation.**

The B300 offers two display options -- a 700 NITs display, and the best-in-class rating of 1400 NITs touchscreen display, which includes Getac's exclusive QuadraClear display for easy viewing in extreme lighting conditions such as direct sunlight and reflective conditions including sand and snow. Both HDMI and VGA ports are standard allowing a multiple-monitor battlefield-ready solution. Getac has enhanced the environmental capabilities allowing the B300 to work in extreme low temperatures of -29 degree Celsius as standard on all pre-configured sku's. The B300 can also be configured with a dual battery option that provides up to 30 hours of battery life on a single charge allowing field-based operators to use the unit for more than a day without the AC adaptor*. And, 4G mobile broadband technology will be available for ordering beginning in Q4.

“The B300 continues to be one of the industry's most popular rugged notebooks across first responders, military personnel, and utility and energy sectors.” said Jim Rimay, president, Getac. “With the increased performance, enhanced connections and improved environmentals, we've designed the new B300 for even greater functionality in the most extreme working conditions.”

The B300 is certified to MIL-STD-810G for ruggedness and shock protection and is certified to IP65 rating for protection from water and dust. Additional options for the B300 include the MIL-STD-810F – 509.4 for protection from Salt Fog, MIL-STD-3009 NRA & NRB for Night Vision and every B300 is Mil-STD-461F ready requiring only the purchase of a MIL-STD-461F power supply for electromagnetic interference applications.

The upgraded unit also features increased connectivity with three USB 3.0 ports, two eSATA ports, two serial ports, an expansion slot for smart cards and an HDMI port for integrated video and sound.

As with all of Getac's fully rugged notebook, tablet and convertible computers, the B300 is backed by the industry's best 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the B300 is covered by a warranty that includes damage that occurs due to accidental acts and environmental exposure. The new B300 will be available in October through Getac Authorized Resellers.