Getac to Release Flagship X500 Rugged Notebook Soon

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Today Getac announced the release of its upcoming military-certified rugged flagship notebook, the 15.6-inch X500. Getac’s President Jim Rimay claims the X500 has “over twice the performance” of the Getac A790 and combines the features of the older B300 and M230 rugged notebooks.

The X500 is considered ultra-rugged by industry standards. It is military-certified for survival against shock, high altitude, water, dust, temperatures of up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, up to 95 percent RH humidity, magnetic pulse, flammables, explosive materials, and electromagnetism. Users have the option of adding Getac’s Night Vision technology for working in dark places. The display can also be optimized to include multi-touch functionality that can be used with gloves on.

Processor options include Intel Core i5-520M (2.4GHz) and Intel Core i7-620M (2.66GHz). Physical memory can be configured from 2GB to 8GB. The QuadraClear “sunlight readable” display with 1000 NITs is 15.6-inches with a 1366 x 768 resolution. The system comes with a standard 8700 mAh Li-ion battery. Storage options can be configured to be dual storage drives and USB 3.0 ports and Wi-Fi boosters can be added individually. 

More specs and features:

  • 320GB SATA hard drive or 160GB SATA SSD
  • Windows 7 options or Windows XP Professional
  • Intel integrated graphics or optional NVIDIA GeForce GT330M
  • Three USB 2.0 
  • USB/eSATA combo port
  • HDMI and VGA
  • ExpressCard and SmartCard expansion slots
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Ethernet and 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Optional waterproof backlit keyboard and second battery

Pricing and Availability
The X500 will be available from Getac starting on July 6 with a price range of $4,999 and $6,599. The price will depend on individual notebook configurations and options. The systems come with a full “bumper-to-bumper” 5-year warranty and is EPEAT Gold certified.

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