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TMCNet:  Getac Upgrades Its Most Popular B300 Rugged Notebook

[December 04, 2012]

Getac Upgrades Its Most Popular B300 Rugged Notebook

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Getac Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, announced today it has upgraded its best-selling B300 rugged notebook computer with faster processors, improved graphics and increased storage. Beginning with speed and performance, Getac offers a third generation 2.6 GHz Intel (News - Alert) Core i5-3320M (MAX 3.3) or 2.9 GHz Core i7-3520M (MAX 3.6) processor to improve CPU performance by up to 67% and nearly double the graphic performance with a 91% gain over the previous generation. In addition, the B300 now comes standard with a 500GB hard drive and offers solid-state drive storage up to 256GB. For field workers and military personnel, this translates into greater productivity with a system designed to work in the most extreme working conditions.

Blazing-fast processors, improved graphics, 1400 NITs QuadraClear display, and fanless rugged design ...

Blazing-fast processors, improved graphics, 1400 NITs QuadraClear display, and fanless rugged design make working with the Getac B300 in any environment fast, efficient and effective. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Getac B300 rugged notebook has been built to effectively function in even the harshest working conditions, and the new B300 maintains that tradition of excellence. From the B300's magnesium alloy housings to its fanless sealed design, the B300 is created to ensure continued operation in any environment, reducing te risk of failure and minimizing down time in the field.

While speed, performance and rugged design are critical to field and military personnel, easy and effective use under extreme conditions is equally important. The Getac B300 incorporates Getac's industry-leading QuadraClear display technology. With a 1400 NITs option, the B300 can be easily viewed in extreme lighting conditions such as direct sunlight and reflective conditions including sand and snow. For military soldiers working in hostile areas, the B300 can also be configured with a filter-free night vision mode ensuring easy viewing without giving away your location.

The B300 features the ultra-fast USB 3.0 and USB 3.0/eSata combo ports, both HDMI and VGA ports, a IEEE (News - Alert) 1394a port, an Ethernet port and two legacy RS-232 serial ports. Additionally, the B300 offers built-in GPS, 4G LTE wireless internet and a host of security features including a built-in fingerprint reader, Intel vPro Technology and TPM 1.2.

"Today we launched the fourth generation of the B300, our most popular rugged notebook that has been deployed across every major rugged sector from police and fire to military, utilities and field service," explains Jim Rimay, president of Getac. "We've packed even faster processors, amazing graphics and increased storage with a long list of features from 4G LTE (News - Alert), QuadraClear Display, subfreezing operation, and up to 30 hours of extended battery life."

As with all of Getac's fully rugged notebooks, tablets 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 accidents and environmental exposure. The new B300 is available for order starting today through Getac-authorized resellers.

About Getac

Getac is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2011 consolidated revenue 25.3 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Today, Getac's business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance and field service customers. For more information, visit us.getac.com.

* Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price for base configuration. Standard and optional features vary depending on purchased configuration. Actual prices determined by individual resellers and may vary.

Specifications, availability and price subject to change without notice.

© 2012 Getac Inc. All rights reserved. Getac, the Getac logo and KryptoShell are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Getac Technology Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


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