Friday, June 17, 2011

Getac X500 Review, features and specifications

As a veteran manufacturer and supplier of ultra-rugged notebook computers to the military, Getac uses its extensive experience and advanced technologies to produce its most powerful rugged system and to come up with Getac X500.

The Getac X500 is designed to work in the most extreme working environment.It comes with magnesium alloy case and is MIL-STD-810G certified for ruggedness and shock protection, It also bears the IP65 rating that protects from water and dust, and also can be safely operated where potentially flammable or explosive materials are present.

The notebook is fitted with 15.6-inch (1366 x 768) QuadraClear sunlight-readable LED-backlit display with a brightness of 1000 NITs. Powered by Core i7 2.66GHz processor,Turbo Boost Technology reaching 3.33GHz gives processor-intensive applications an extra performance lift. NVIDIA’s GeForce GT330M MXM graphics with 512MB VRAM, up to 8GB of RAM and a shock-mounted hard drive – 320GB HDD or 160GB solid state drive. Connectivity includes Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and optional GPS and 3G

The X500’s sides are equipped with three USB 2.0 ports, one USB/eSATA combo port, two RS-232 serial ports, two PCMCIA ports, an ExpressCard, a SmartCard, dual RJ-45 ports, HDMI, VGA and a full-sized keyboard with numeric pad.

Features at a glance

  • Genuine Windows® 7 Professional
  • Intel® Core i7-620M 2.66GHz Processor/Intel® Core i5-520M 2.4GHz Processor
  • Intel® Integrated Graphic 1GB dynamic shared memory (max)
  • Optional NVIDIA GeForce GT330M MXM GPU with 512MB VRAM
  • 15.6" (1366 x 768) 1000 NITs QuadraClear sunlight-readable multi-touch LED display
  • 2GB DDR3 1333MHz expandable to 8GB
  • SATA 320GB HDD
  • Optional SATA 160GB Solid State Drive
  • MIL-STD-810G certified
  • IP65 rated
  • Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.1 and optional GPS and 3G
  • three USB 2.0 ports, one USB/eSATA combo port
  • two RS-232 serial ports, two PCMCIA ports
  • an ExpressCard, a SmartCard
  • dual RJ-45 ports, HDMI, VGA
  • full-sized keyboard with numeric pad
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