The performance gains will be in part thanks to the addition of a third-generation Intel Core processor, with i3 and i5 dual-core options, the S400 laptop will perform up to 91% faster than the previous generation. The 14-inch screen will also be revamped offering a brighter 800 NITS QuadraClear display, which will be far easier to view in direct sunlight. Consumers will also get more out of their displays thanks to graphic upgrades with Intel HD Graphics, that will provide nearly a 300% performance gain. For those looking for even greater performance levels the S400 will offer a configuration option with an ATi E6760 discrete graphics, complete with 1GB of dedicated memory.
Other upgrades will include Bluetooth 4.0, three USB 3.0 ports, a 500GB hard drive or 256GB solid state drive, and an 8700mAh batter. Additionally, options for a 13.56MHz contactless SmartCard/RFID reader, and 4G LTE or 3G Gobi mobile broadband will be available. The S400 will also offer new programmable hotkeys for safety applications.
Besides offering all of these upgrades, the S400 will still look to offer the same rugged reliability that the device is known for. Equipped with a water-resistant keyboard and Getac’s KryptoShell chassis the device managed to meet or exceed the MIL-STD-810G temperature, shock, and vibration specifications.
The upgraded S400 semi-rugged laptop is set to start at $1,700 MSRP and will begin shipping sometime this December.