Feeds

Getac develops hardened tablet PC

Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

Working outside of a‘normal’ comfy office can be risky for a laptop, with lots of potential dangers to consider. Manufacturer Getac takes this possibility seriously and has unveiled a ruggedized tablet PC, which it claims can withstand the rigours of even extreme environments.

The V100 boasts a number of ruggedized features, including a magnesium alloy case, a shock-moulded removable 80GB hard drive and resistance against vibration and unexpected drops. Its protection against such forms of abuse complies with an independent organisation’s testing criteria, but it appears to be targeted at users who might drop the machine from their tank...than onto the pavement whilst sipping a half-double-decaffeinated-half-caf, with a twist of lemon. Although, it does come with a rather fetching hand strap.

v100front
The V100: "It's not for girls", well it could be

The hard drive can apparently operate in low temperatures because it has a specifically designed optional heater, combined with low temperature battery that Getac claims enables it to work in temperatures of up to -20°C.

The V100, which measures 28 x 22 x 5cm and weighs 2.2kg, is also allegedly immune to damage from airborne dust and debris and can withstand heavy rain and spillages.

However, the machine has other credentials. Its 10.4in TFT LCD can be rotated by 180° and also houses a reversible integrated waterproof 1.3-megapixel camera. An Intel Core Duo ultra-low voltage 1.2GHz CPU and 2GB of DDR2 memory hide under its hardened shell.

v100v2
A hardened shell protects the V100's delicate interior

Bluetooth 1.2 compatibility and 802.11 wireless standards a/b/g are built-in, while GPRS and 3G connectivity are optional extras. A good number of connection interfaces are also built in, including two USB 2.0 ports, an SD card reader and microphone jack.

The V100 is available now and prices start from £1,950 (€2,893/$3,964).

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.