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Getac B300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and screen. The durability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the resolution and design. Comments are divided on the usability.

battery, performance, durability, screen, connectivity

price, keyboard, portability, design, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Getac B300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Getac B300 Core i7 Review

 

The Getac B300 ultra-rugged notebook is aimed at industrial and commercial buyers. This system offers near bomb-proof construction with an optional touch-sensitive screen and the latest Intel Core-series processors. We took a look at the updated B300...

Super durable ; Industrial looks ; Integrated pop-out carrying handle

Still very expensive ; Drop in battery life from older model

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Getac B300 Review

 

Build quality is fantastic, exactly what you would expect from a notebook designed for military and law enforcement environments. Every single feature down to the touchpad buttons has been designed to withstand impacts or water infiltration without...

Solid chassis with built-in carrying handle ; Impact resistant screen ; Great battery life ; Things don't damage this notebook, this notebook damages other things

Very expensive ; Limited screen resolution

Our B300 also included a GPS receiver which worked well indoors, getting a lock on 10 or more satellites on my desk. Getac included a fingerprint reader on the palmrest located under a sliding panel to keep out water and debris. This was one of the...

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Getac B300

 

This fully rugged notebook can take all sorts of abuse, assuming you can afford it.

Very durable, Good battery life, Daylight readable/touchscreen display, Quick boot time

Very expensive, Spongy keyboard

Security options include a biometric fingerprint reader, which is protected by a water-resistant panel, and TPM circuitry, which is bundled with Infineon's TPM Professional software. A SmartCard reader is available as a $160 option.   

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GETAC B300

 

Fully rugged laptops are built for one purpose: to endure all kinds of weather conditions and survive rough terrain and outdoor environments that generally aren't friendly to electronic equipment. The GETAC B300 ($3,470 street) is built like a tank and...

Excellent typing experience. Fully rugged. Insanely long battery life. Multiple wireless options. Super-bright screen option. Ports galore

Deep pockets required. Really heavy for a 13-inch form factor

The GETAC B300 is one of the best and most complete fully rugged laptops in the business, but get ready to shell out some serious bucks.

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Rugged Getac laptop takes on the Lab's Thunderdome

 

The Getac B300 has a surprising number of features not found in all rugged laptops these days, such as lots of external ports and a fully functional DVD drive.

Ports are secure but difficult to access

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Review: Getac's Rugged B300 Can Take a Beating

 

Reviewers dropped the Getac notebook from desk height while both open and closed, jumped up and down a few times on top of the closed unit, and spilled water and juice over the keyboard. No prob.

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Getac B300

 

The Getac B300 is a rugged laptop that covers all the bases and still is tough enough for any field use. With the connectivity options, memory and power expansion, this rugged laptop is the best choice.

The Getac B300 has the longest battery life and best warranty

There is no camera option available for this laptop

This is the best rugged laptop on the market.

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Getac B300 (2010) review

 

Decent protection, but terrible usability issues courtesy of a woeful keyboard

Battery life ; Great protection ; Decent performance ; NVG and blackout mode

Truly awful keyboard ; Touchscreen not very responsive

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GETAC B300 review

 

Tough and close to indestructible, this ruggedised laptop offers great usability

Superb battery life ; Ultra-tough build ; Plenty of options to tailor laptop to your individual needs

Expensive ; Low performance ; Bulky

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GETAC - B300

 

The revolutionary invention of a PC that was small enough and light enough to be carried in a backpack and could sit comfortably on your knees meant that business people, gamers and holiday makers didn't need ...

If Call of Duty came bundled with a features-rich field laptop designed to deal with extremes of temperature and sand while being thrown about in a Humvee, it would probably look a lot like this resilient bruiser. It's not for everyone and isn't cheap,...

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Product Specifications

The B300 is a hard-as-nails road warrior that has been designed to be fully customizable. With an extensive list of security, power and connectivity options as well as 12 hour battery life, the B300 ensures productive, worry-free mobile computing. The B300 features a 13.3" TFT XGA transmissive ultra-bright, sunlight readable display with optional touch screen functionality and is the first rugged notebook to offer up to 1200nits sunlight readable technology. The B300 is both MIL-STD-810F and IP54 compliant, boasting a Magnesium Alloy design and shock mounted HDD, vibration and shock resistance, and sealed I/O caps and doors to prevent damage from solid particles and moisture. The B300 also includes advanced security features to safeguard important data, such as a fingerprint scanner, TPM V1.2 and optional smart card reader and includes comprehensive connectivity options.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):12hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.4in
Height:2.4in
Weight:7.7lbs
Width:12in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Getac
Model:B300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Getac

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch-screen / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:L7500
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100