Getac’s Latest Laptops Designed to Withstand the Toughest Field Conditions
Last month, Panasonic announced its most rugged Toughbook yet. And now Getac has added two new additions to its family of rugged mobile workstations, both designed to survive the kind of extreme operational conditions encountered by defense personnel, in transportation and logistics operations and in the field. in the energy industries.
The X600 and X600 Pro share much of the same feature set, with a 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) LumiBond display that’s said to be capable of delivering “great color and contrast” while still being readable in full sun thanks to 1,000 nits of brightness. It’s also available with capacitive multitouch that can work in cold weather or rain, and even responds to touch while wearing gloves.
Designed to survive in extreme environments, laptops have been tested to MIL-STD-810H and MIL-STD-461G durability standards, are IP66 certified against dust and water ingress, can operate over a wide range temperatures from -29°C to 63°C (-20°F – 145°F) and meets ANSI/UL 12.12.01 for Class 1, Division 2 hazardous locations.
Processor options come in the form of 11th Gen Intel Core i5, i7 and i9 H-series chips with integrated UHD graphics to meet the demands of field computing tasks such as defense command and control, railroad inspection operations and oil/gas sensor analysis. Nvidia Quadro RTX3000 discrete graphics cards are available as an option.
Up to 128GB of RAM is available and three PCIe SDD slots can support self-encrypting storage up to 6TB, while dual fans keep systems cool during intense missions.
Field connectivity is key, and Getac’s new rugged laptops come with 2.5GBase-T Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 and a Full HD webcam out of the box, with dedicated GPS and 4G LTE with integrated GPS available as an option. Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, VGA, and serial ports are present and decent as well.
The X600 and X600 Pro models each run Windows 11 Pro and benefit from TPM 2.0 and Intel vPro security, as well as a smart card reader. Windows Hello and fingerprint scan biometrics can also be configured.
Overall, the X600 tips the scales at 9.72 lbs (4.4 kg), but the bulkier X600 Pro offers more. In addition to the two hot-swappable batteries, there is capacity for two more media bay batteries for a total of over 240Wh in a single laptop. PCMCIA and Express expansion is also onboard, and a DVD optical drive comes standard, with Blu-ray available as an option. The Pro model is slightly heavier at 13.34 lbs (6.05 kg).
The X600 and X600 Pro rugged laptops are due out in October. Pricing has not been confirmed at this time.
Product sheets: X600, X600 Pro