We have talked about Getac and its line of rugged notebooks for a long time and the latest rugged machine from the company is now here. The notebook is called the X500 and is hailed as the most powerful rugged notebook computer the company makes. The rig looks like a briefcase when closed and is powered by a 2.66GHz Core i7 processor.
The processor has Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology allowing it to hit 3.33Ghz when the extra performance is needed and it has a 4MB Intel Smart Cache too. The machine has a 15.6-inch 1000NIT QuadraClear HD resolution display available and graphics are powered by an NVIDIA GT330M MXM GPU. That GPU has 512MB of its own RAM. The machine has a bunch of options to choose from as well.
For instance, the machine can be had with a multitouch screen, MIL-SPEC connectors, and an expansion unit that is able to support two PCIe cards or a pair of PCI cards. The standard connectivity on the X500 includes three USB 2.0 ports, a SATA/USB combo port, dual PCMCIA ports, ExpressCard, SmartCard, HDMI, and VGA ports. The rig also has a full size keyboard with a numeric pad. Pricing is unknown at this time.