GETAC Upgrades Its Popular V100 Rugged PC with the Intel Core i7, Sunlight Viewing Technology

— August 09, 2010

Getac the manufacturer of rugged computers that meet the demands of field-based applications, is upgrading its popular V100 fully rugged convertible with several new features and upgrades, including an Intel Core i7 1.2 GHz processor (which Getac cites as the fastest dual-core processor of any rugged convertible on the market).

According to Getac, tests show the new V100 clocks in at up to 47% faster than its predecessor by combining TurboBoost Technology for processor-intensive applications and a 4MB Intel SmartCache, readily available to each of the processor cores, to ensure maximumperformance whenever and wherever it's needed. For field workers who findthemselves in dangerous and extreme environmental conditions, system speed andperformance is a critical and mandatory feature and the V100 convertible nowoffers the fastest in its class.

The V100 offers Getac's exclusive QuadraClear technology, which allows easy viewing in direct sunlight by incorporating special anti-reflective coatings, linear and circularpolarizers, and a 1200 NIT LED display. In addition, the V100 providesglove-friendly, multi-touch technology for easy operation of its 10.4-inchdisplay in extreme environments where industrial gloves are essential.

"The V100 fully rugged convertible has always been very popular because of its advanced feature set and superbright 1200 NITS screen," said Jim Rimay, president, Getac. "With betterperformance, memory, storage and wireless capabilities, the new Getac V100 ismore advanced and flexible as ever and even better suited for mobile fieldworkers and users of rugged notebook PCs."

Weighing a comfortable five pounds, the V100 is MIL-STD-810G and IP65 compliant and ready for almost anyenvironment or extreme working conditions. Its Magnesium alloy case,shock mounted 320GB hard disk drive and sealed I/O caps and doors preventdamage from solid particles, moisture, and sudden impacts often associatedfield applications.

The V100, which easily transforms into a rugged tablet PC with one quick rotation of the display, includes a number ofadditional standard features including a full-size waterproof, 83-key membranekeyboard for ease of use, Windows 7 (downgradable to Windows XP), an integrated200 degree reversible 2.0MP webcam, PCMCIA expansion slot and SD card reader,wireless Bluetooth and the industry-leading 5-year, bumper-to-bumper warranty.

Optional features include MIL-STD 461F, SATA 80GB SSD drive, dual-touch mode 1200 NITs QuadraClear sunlightreadable LED display (multi-touch and digitizer), 83-key waterproof backlitrubber keyboard, fingerprint scanner, 3G Gobi 2000, and GPS system.

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