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May 20, 2014

20 May 2014Getac, a leading global designer and manufacturer of rugged mobile technology, has upgraded the processing power of its fully rugged notebook, the most advanced device in its class on the market.

The Getac X500-G2 is available as a standard rugged notebook or rugged mobile server and builds on the popularity of the original X500. The X500-G2 Rugged Mobile Server offers users the ability to deploy a mobile rugged server to the field giving instant server capability at the start of operations.

The updated solution is available with the latest Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 vPro™ processors, which provide a 55 per cent increase in performance over the original X500 and a 136 per cent increase on the X500 Rugged Mobile Server.

With up to 16GB of RAM (or 32GB for the X500-G2 Rugged Mobile Server) and 500GB storage, multiple applications can be run simultaneously without compromising on performance. With the X500-G2 Rugged Mobile Server expansion chassis, RAID expansion is possible, holding up to five shock-protected disk drives, offering up to five terabytes of storage. Secure encryption solutions are available from Becrypt and Viasat.

The X500-G2 Rugged Mobile Server also operates on Windows Server 2012, which allows server clustering to protect against failure and deliver continuous high-performance operational up-time. This includes load balancing by distributing workloads across connected units which maximises performance levels while enhancing availability, and fault tolerance, which prevents downtime and allows continuous device operation.

Peter Molyneux, Getac UK president, says: “The X500-G2 fully rugged notebook combines the highest level of mobile performance without compromise. The X500-G2 has been designed for demanding users such as military and emergency services, and has been designed to survive critical working environments without any compromise on performance. Communication is handled seamlessly through best-in-class networking interfaces, including standard Dual Ethernet, Intel® Dual Band Wireless -AC 7260 and Bluetooth (WiFi Combo BT4.0). Optional SiRFstarIVTM GPS Gobi™ mobile broadband functionality can also be specified.

MIL-STD-810G certified and IP65 rated, the X500-G2 offers as standard a large 15.6" QuadraClear® display (800nits) which provides enhanced screen readability under sunlight and graphic capability in outdoor environments.

Key features


· 4th Generation Intel® Dual Core™ i5-4300M/i7-4600M vPro™ Processor · 15.6" TFT LCD FHD with Getac QuadraClear® Sunlight Readable with optional Multi-touch Display · Optional NVIDIA® GeForce® 745M 2GB Discrete Graphic Controller · Up to 16GB RAM · Next generation 802.11ac wireless connectivity

X500-G2 Rugged Mobile Server

· 4th Generation Intel® Quad Core™ i7-4800MQ vPro™ Processor · 15.6'' TFT LCD FHD with Getac QuadraClear® Sunlight Readable Display · 32GB of RAM · NVIDIA® GeForce® 745M 2GB Discrete Graphic Controller · Optional RAID expansion unit with up to 5TB storage capacity and RAID configurable 0, 1, 5


About Getac

Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2013 consolidated revenue 26.4 billion USD), was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defence electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes; rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged to commercial-grade rugged. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customisation and all -aspect hardware-software integration solutions. For more information visit:

© 2014 Getac Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. Getac and the Getac logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Getac Technology Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


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