Standard laptops and semi rugged laptops may be a great choice for people that do not need much protection, but these laptops will not hold up for long periods of time when they are exposed to harsh environments. This is the reason why the GETAC A790 was developed. Not many laptops on the market can double as a military computer. The GETAC A790 is one of the few. This laptop is one of the most rugged notebooks available to professionals that spend ample time in the field. It was developed to meet and surpass military specifications; MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD-461E. These standards ensure that the GETAC A790 will withstand impacts, vibration, drops, temperature fluctuations, and electromagnetic interference. This specific model also holds up to IP54 standards which just shows it's rugged ability. The magnesium case surrounding the laptop is completely sealed to prevent the internal components from corroding. No water, dirt, dust, salt, or other contaminants will enter the enclosed components. This specific laptop has even been tested in the field to ensure reliability and excellent performance under the most extreme conditions. The A790 was field tested and now holds a 0°C to -20°C functionality. So now a rugged notebook can withstand freezing temperatures without sacrificing performance.
One of the ways in which GETAC has improved their rugged laptops performance is to include the latest technology. The GETAC A790 includes the newest Intel 1.66 GHz Intel Core LV processor which operates more efficiently and emits low levels of heat. This means that the battery will last much longer than previous models.
Specifications and features of the GETAC A790:
• 12.1" or 14.1 TFT optional sunlight readable LCD screen
• Shock-mounted HDD
• TPM 1.2 chip to improve security
• Biometric fingerprint device
• Smart Card reader
• Waterproof rubber keyboard
• Intel 945GM VGA Controller
• 128 MB shared memory
• GSM, GPRS, EDGE voice and data services
• 2G DDR2 storage
• SATA 160GB HDD
•Lithium Ion battery
• Full Magnesium-Alloy case
• Humidity specifications up to 90% humidity
• Optional MIL-STD 461E
• Sealed Ports and Connectors
• Versatile wireless access: WLAN, WWAN, and BT
• Availability of ISA, PCI, PCI Express expansion units
• Fan-less design
• 3 year warranty
The A790 offers extreme versatility and expandability, through two bays that enable maximum flexibility and customized applications. Users can expand the storage capacity by employing the bays with two additional removable HDDs, and adding two auxiliary batteries for extended use. The A790 offers flexibility with three-spindle design and an impressive array of functional modules that can be plugged into its two drive bays. The first bay supports a wide range of optical disk drives, such as combo drives and DVD-RW drives, as well as a second HDD or floppy disk drive. The next bay supports a second PCMCIA slot, COM port module, DGPS module, second battery, and wireless modem (for GSM/GPRS). The expansion modules are very easy to swap in and out, making the A790 an exceptionally versatile mobile computer. The A790 also provides an optional bottom-mounted expansion unit that can accommodate two PCI or ISA expansion cards, allowing a greater range of custom solutions to be implemented for the most specialized requirements.
The A790, like all GETAC units, features excellent thermal design making it a cool-running, silent computer. The GETAC A790 is equipped with legacy serial and parallel ports, USB 2.0, IEEE1394 and provides optional 802.11a/b/g compliant wireless communication and optional 3G/GPRS/GSM/GPS communications. Nearly all the ports are individually sealed for extra protection.
The technological updates make GETAC A790 a state-of-the-art machine with plenty of onboard connectivity, massive battery power, a long list of latest wireless and other options, the ISA/PCI/PCI-Express Expansion Units. All of these features, with no competitor in the market, make the GETAC A790 a compelling choice.
Dimensions and Weight
12.1": 332.2 x 267 x 85.4 mm (13.1" x 10.5" x 3.4"), 12.6 lbs (5.8 kg)
14.1": 332.2 x 279 x 85.4 mm (13.1" x 11.0" x 3.4"), 13.0 lbs (5.9 kg)
With an optional second battery the battery performance can be extended up to 6 hours.