A laptop is not always the most convenient electronic to carry with you while out in the field for work. A laptop's is only a good option if there is a location to place it upon. When there is no such luxury, tough laptops are the best option. The GETAC E100 is a rugged tablet that was built to last. It is the lightest fully rugged tablet that is currently available. This tablet was ruggedized to ensure that men and women that have to work outdoors will have access to information and data no matter where they are located. A tablet is handheld, convenient, lightweight, and super portable. There is absolutely no need for a stand when you have a rugged tablet in your electronic arsenal. Like other rugged electronic devices, the GETAC E100 was developed to withstand temperature fluctuations, different weather conditions, and it will even withstand drops, shocks, and vibrations that would destroy other electronics.
When GETAC announced that their newest tablet was rugged and weighed only around 3 pounds, people were astounded. This makes the GETAC E100 one of the lightest, most portable, and highest functioning tablets on the market. Specifically designed for field service, this rugged tablet is built to last. Just looking at the construction you can just tell that there was a lot of thought put into protecting this tablet. Each E100 is covered in a magnesium alloy case with corner bumpers to reduce shock and protect against impacts. This tablet meets and exceeds MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards. With the encapsulated design and the solid state hard drive, the E100 will be protected against water, bumps, shocks, vibration, temperature fluctuations, wind, dust, and internal corrosion.
The E100 runs either Windows XP Professional or the XP Tablet PC Edition. The E100 comes with 802.11a/b/g WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0. The EV-DO and GPRS/EDGE wide area network radios and integrated GPS are available optionally. The gadget has a PC Card Type II or Express Card slot, two USB ports, audio in/out, a Smart Card reader, and uses the TPM v1.2 security module.
"The E100 is a new milestone in the lightweight rugged mobility at a competitive price that makes it attractive and fit for deployment to the field-based workforce," said an industry executive. "It marks a new era in the rugged marketplace for a 8.4-inch slate tablet. It is exceptionally lightweight and balances on the palm of your hand, readable even in the brightest sunlight, and has an extended battery life to operate for longer periods. The Getac E100 can be customized to match a broader range of field and customer service applications."
Brief Getac E100 Specs
• 8.4in TFT SVGA Touch Screen Display with optional 800 Nits Sunlight Readable technology
• Intel A110 800MHz Processor
• MIL-STD 810F and IP 54 Compliant
• Microsoft XP Tablet Edition
• Up to 1GB RAM
• Shock-mounted removable HDD up to 100GB capacity
• Extensive expansion/connectivity options
• Optional 3G, GPS/EV-DP/HSDPA and Bluetooth
• Giga LAN and 802.11b/g capability
• Trusted Platform Module
• Full Magnesium Alloy Casing
• Carry Case
• Hand Strap
• Dimensions: 280x184x32mm
• Weight: 3 pounds or 1.4 kg [light weight]
• 3 Year Warranty
• Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition
• Microsoft Windows Vista Compatible