It looks like Getac’s B300 rugged notebook is receiving an upgrade. On Tuesday the company announced what will be the fifth generation of the company’s bestselling ultra-durable B300 notebook. This time around the company will be opting for better performance with fourth generation Intel Core processor, faster graphics performance, the latest WiFi and multi-carrier 4G LTE.
The new Gentac B300 will incorporate a fourth generation Intel Core processor, offering a 2.6GHz i5 model standard with a 2.9GHz option. In addition to the CPU boost the newer chipset also offers Intel HD 4600 graphics; which supports Direct X 11.1, Open CL 1.2 and Open Gl 4.0, along with an improved decoder for 4K video and the Quick Sync encoder.
Connectivity is also improved in the new model, as the B300 now offers a built in multi-carrier 4G LTE on a single chip. Customers looking to employ this device for enterprise will also be able to purchase a single 4G LTE chip and choose which carrier is best depending on region or preference. The updated B300 will also feature 802.11ac Wi-Fi, boasting wireless speeds up to three times faster than the previous generation along with new Bluetooth 4.0 technology.
The new B300 will also feature a 13.3-inch QuadraClear sunlight readable touchscreen display, which according to Getac, offers an impressive 1,400 nits brightness. The new device also offers a SirFstarIV GPS chipset providing location accuracy up to 2.5 meters, along with a reported 30 hours of battery life and Getac assures that the B300 offers the same ultra-rugged design that will prove impervious to dust and water. The device will be available in a number of configurations adhering to specific certifications, including ANSI certified, Salt fog certified, and night vision certified.