Getac has unveiled what appears to be the first rugged laptop to feature a 10th generation Intel Core processor with Intel’s UHD graphics.
The 13.3-inch Getac B360 notebook is IP66 and MIL-STD-810H certified, with optional salt fog resistance, and the manufacturer claims it can withstand drops from up to 6 feet (and as waterproof as it can get).
The top-of-the range model contains an Intel Core i7 processor, 64GB memory and 2TB storage (two 1TB SSD). It also boasts an IPS full HD display with a maximum brightness of 1400 nits, which is more than twice the brightness reached by consumer laptops.
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At 2.3Kg, the B360 is also surprisingly light considering it supports Getac’s proprietary swappable battery technology.
The notebook has SD and smart card readers, plus a plethora of connectors; a docking station, audio connector, three USB Type-A connectors, an HDMI port. Optional extras include a SIM card slot and RF antenna pass-through for GPS, WLAN and WWAN.
Connectivity is handled by a Gigabit Ethernet port, an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (which supports 802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.1 - and 5G is also optional, likely enabled by a Qualcomm-based solution.
Other features include a 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty that includes accidental damage as standard, a full HD webcam and Windows 10 Pro.
The range of available accessories and options, meanwhile, includes an HF RFID reader, 1D/2D imager barcode reader and a vehicle/office dock.
The device won’t come cheap, however, with the UK suggested retail price pegged at £2,781. We're not certain how much the device will cost US customers, but have requested further information from the Getac team.
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