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GETAC V100 ruggedized notebook-tablet

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November 6, 2007

V100 rugged notebook/tablet PC

V100 rugged notebook/tablet PC

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November 7, 2007 GETAC's water-proof, shock-proof and drop-proof V100 features a 10.4-inch XGA LCD screen that rotates by 180-degrees, transforming the ruggedized notebook into a Tablet PC designed to withstand harsh use in industrial and field environments.

GETAC Inc., are showcasing their ruggedized notebook and tablet PCs at the 2007 FireRescue Conference and Expo which started today at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The models on display are the V100, M230, P470 and W130, all made to withstand harsh use in environments that may be dirty, dusty, wet, in-motion, vibrating, hot, cold, or generally hostile.

The tablet-convertible 4.9-pound V100 features an ultra-quiet fanless design, made possible thanks to the low power consumption of the V100’s Intel Yonah U2500 Core Duo ULV 1.2GHz processor and 512 MB expandable to 2 GB of DRAM. The 120 GB shock-mounted hard-drive is removable, and the V100 offers integrated Bluetooth, reversible waterproof camera, and a full menu of wireless networking capabilities. The unit is housed in a water resistant rugged magnesium alloy case that has been tested in compliance with MIL-STD 810F and is sealed to IP54 standards, shielding the computer from unexpected spills and sprays.

“The GETAC V100 exceeds every performance and reliability standard that fire-rescue personnel demand from a Fully Rugged computer while offering a number of optional features not available elsewhere,” said Mike Simek, Manager, GETAC Sales and Marketing. “The ability to instantly convert the V100 from a laptop to a tablet PC gives workers the flexibility they need, while our security features offer them the confidence that their data is safe from the elements and the rigors of their job inside the V100’s water-proof, shock-proof and drop-proof magnesium alloy case.” The 10.4-inch screen can be upgraded to a 12.1-inch WXGA screen, optional sunlight readable display and a choice of digitizer or touch screen interface, as well as optional Integrated GPS, 3G and 802.11a/b/g functionality that keeps users connected whether they are in the office, in a vehicle or outdoors.

In addition to the V100, GETAC is displaying the M230 Fully Rugged notebook, which features a larger 14-inch XGA or optional 15-inch SXGA TFT LCD high-resolution display and also comes with the option of an ATI M54 chip, which provides all the additional power needed for graphical applications. The M230 runs on an Intel Centrino Core Duo L2400 1.66 GHz processor, 2MB L2 cache, and 512MG DDR2 (expandable to 4GB). Outside, options include a sunlight readable display, touch screen, waterproof membrane keyboard, TPM 1.2 and Kensington lock security features, smart card reader and an optional GPS receiver.

The recently launched GETAC P470 features a 14.1-inch wide screen XGA LCD display with optional sunlight readable or touch-screen display and includes a shock-mounted 120GB removable hard drive. Inside it features an Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo T7400 2.16Ghz processor with 4MB L2 cache and 1GB DDR2 (expandable to 4GB). Standard security features include the TPM 1.2 Trust Platform Module, Kensington lock, fingerprint scanner access control and smart card reader. Also available are a full range of wireless options, including WWAN, WLAN and Bluetooth.

The final model on show is the W130 featuring an Intel Dothan 1.6GHz processor, optional touch screen and daylight readable display, WWAN and, like the others, the W130 is compliant with MIL-STD 810F and IP51 standards.

The GETAC V100, M230, P470 and W130 are available through GETAC authorized resellers.

For further info visit GETAC.

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.   All articles by Darren Quick
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