Rugged computing specialist Getac announced their most powerful rugged convertible Tablet PC ever, the V200, which they claim is the most powerful in the world. Judging by the Intel Core i7-620LM 2.0GHz processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz, I’m inclined to agree.
In addition to its spotlight feature of being able to take a beating that will leave other tablets crying for their mommas (MIL-STD-810G and IP65 compliant; MIL-STD 461F optional), the V200 features a 12.1″ 1280 x 800 widescreen display that uses Getac’s exclusive 1200 NITs QuadraClear™ technology, making it bright enough to view under direct sunlight, a must-have feature for the field. The touchscreen offers resistive multi-touch allowing for use while wearing gloves; active pen digitizer is optional.
Another noteworthy option is their LifeSupport™ battery swapping system, which allows the battery to be swapped out while the PC is in standby mode (warm-swappable). It offers a generous window of about two minutes to swap the battery, which is enough time in most cases to allow for reactive battery swapping (waiting for the battery to run down first), as opposed to proactive (swapping before the battery runs down).
The new V200s will be available starting in October. The mobility enhancements in this model are quite impressive. No pricing yet but, as usual, this kind of toughness does not come cheap. (And who could put a price on the ability to recreate the iconic scene from Flashdance with a computer?)
GETAC INTRODUCES WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL FULLY RUGGED CONVERTIBLE POWERED BY AN INTEL CORE i7 2.0 GHZ PROCESSOR
Intel® Core™ i7 2.0 GHz Processor, 1200 NITs QuadraClear™ Display,
Glove-Friendly Multi-Touch LCD, Full-Size 88-Key Keyboard, LifeSupport™ Battery Swapping System Option and 5-Year Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty
IRVINE, CA. September 07, 2010– Getac, a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers that meet the demands of field-based applications, is introducing its new V200 rugged convertible, the world’s most powerful fully rugged convertible notebook*. The V200 also offers more features and functions than previous models, making it one of the most useful all-purpose rugged convertibles on the market.
The V200 is powered by the advanced Intel Core i7-620LM processor running at 2.0GHz, MAX 2.8GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, the most powerful processor available in a fully rugged convertible notebook to date. The 4MB of Intel L3 Smart Cache is readily available to each of the processor cores, improving efficiency while increasing processor speed. At only 25-watts consumption, the Core i7-620LM helps the V200 outperform other rugged convertibles by up to 47 percent.
Perfectly suited for vehicle mounting or field use, the notebook-to-tablet V200 convertible features a 12.1-inch wide screen display and comes standard with Getac’s exclusive 1200 NITs QuadraClear™ technology, enabling users to easily read and operate their computer under direct sunlight. In addition, the display offers a resistive multi-touch capability enabling workers to manipulate the screen by a series of single and multi-finger gestures even while wearing gloves—a necessity when working in extreme weather conditions or dangerous environments.
“The new V200 is the most powerful and feature rich fully rugged convertible available,” explains Jim Rimay, president, Getac. “Its rugged design, fast processor and extensive features and functions make it the most useful, all-purpose tool for field-based applications in the industry.”
Weighing under 6 pounds, the V200 is MIL-STD-810G and IP65 compliant, adding to its rugged design and flawless performance in harsh environments. Along with its full magnesium alloy casing, the fully-rugged convertible comes standard with low-temperature operation allowing the computer to be used in -20C environments. The V200 also includes a shock mounted 320GB hard drive and sealed I/O caps and doors to prevent damage from solid particles and moisture. Users can also configure the V200 with an 80GB solid state drive.
Additional features that make Getac’s V200 one of the most advanced convertible include a full-size, 88-key keyboard for full functionality, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, and 10/100/1000 Giga LAN as standard features and GPS and 3G-Gobi 2000 multi-band wireless as available options. Numerous expansion interfaces including USB, VGA, RS232, eSATA, SD card reader, and PCMCIA, extend the flexibility and communications.
A built-in security feature using Intel® vPro™ technology enables IT specialists to maximize hardware-assisted security to better maintain, manage, and protect their business PCs. The V200 has a conveniently located finger print reader on the display face for the security required by government and corporate data management. Configured with a built-in Smart Card reader, the V200 increases identification & authentication security on administrator and remote access accounts while security criteria EAL 5+ encrypts valuable data by hardware, making data transfer more secure.
A groundbreaking new option on the V200 is Getac’s innovative LifeSupport™ battery swapping system. The LifeSupport™ battery swapping system allows field users to quickly change out a depleted battery with a fresh charged one. By entering standby mode, the user has approximately two minutes to replace the battery without shutting the computer down or closing applications.
By combining the company’s signature magnesium alloy casing with a super-fast processor, advanced design and other critical features and functions essential to field work, Getac has produced one of the most effective time-management tools available in the field.
As with all of Getac’s fully rugged notebook, tablet and convertible computers, the V200 is backed by the industry’s best 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the V200 is covered by a warranty that includes damage that occurs due to accidental acts and environmental exposure. The new V200 is will be available at the beginning of October through Getac Authorized Dealers.