Getac describes its latest ‘fully rugged' laptop as “hard as nails”. The Getac B300 has a 13.3in screen, is encased in magnesium-alloy and has a shock-mounted hard disk drive so it can withstand rough and tumble.

Getac is also touting the readability of the B300's screen in all lighting conditions. In the glare of the desert sun the Getac B300 offers a brightness rating of 1,200nits (an equivalent measure to cdm/2 which describes the brightness per candlelight). Getac says the B300 is the first rugged laptop it's produced that uses its patented Sunshine Readable Technology.

To conserve battery power, Getac offers the Sunshine Readable panel as an optional feature that can be accessed via a one-button quick key as and when required. For situations where stealth is required, the screen and all illuminated buttons on the rugged laptop can be deactivated, so the user's location is not advertised.

As well as being highly durable and being able to withstand being dropped from a couple of feet, the Getac B300 features "a multitude of security and defensive features" to prevent unauthorised access, hacking and theft.

A biometric fingerprint reader authenticates users and protects access to sensitive information while the hard drive can be locked should an intruder attempt to gain access to files. The Getac also uses a Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) which guards against unauthorised tampering from physical theft of software attack. There is also the option to include a smart card reader.

Getac B300 fully rugged laptop specifications

13.3in TFT XGA screen

Optional Sunlight Readable and touchscreen display options

1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo L7500 processor

Windows XP Professional SP2

Up to 4GB DDR2 SDRAM memory

Magnesium-alloy casing

Shock-mounted removable hard disk with up to 160GB

Super-Multi DVD-ROM drive

Gigabit LAN and 802.11a/g/n capability

Bluetooth V2.0

Optional 3G and GPS connectivity

Trusted platform module



3yr warranty

Getac B300 fully rugged laptop

Getac B300 fully rugged laptop