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Getac B300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Getac B300. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas the design and portability get less positive views.

durability, performance, battery, screen, size

price, keyboard, usability, portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Getac B300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (



The GETAC B300 is a fully rugged, fully functioning laptop that can handle the extreme elements—fire, water, altitudes, dust storms—as well as it can handle your e-mail.

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.

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Sep, 2008

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

Getac B300 Review


The Getac B300 isn't geared toward the typical consumer, most of who will balk at its hefty price tag. It instead is designed with military and field service personnel in mind, including EMS, public safety, and utility workers who spend much of their...

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

Very expensive, Spongy keyboard

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : TechnologyGuide Staff (

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 ; The Getac B300 combines the strength of an ultra-rugged notebook with high-end features.

The Getac B300 combines the strength of an ultra-rugged notebook with high-end features.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

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...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : John Breeden II (

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

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : CRN Staff (

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.

Oct, 2008


Expert review by (toptenreviews.com_old)

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.

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (

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

If you're someone who will only use this occasionally then the awful keyboard wont matter. Anyone else might want to put the drop rating to the dest

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : . (

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

A very well made laptop, perfectly designed for the market it has aimed itself at

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Barry Schertel (

Getac B300 rugged laptop


Physically imposing and well wrapped up against the element. It's impressive, but expensive.

The B300 is about as tough as you can get and still be functional. Although expensive, the wide range of optional extras will ensure that customers can get all the functionality they need while out and about - in whatever harsh conditions they find...

Sep, 2008

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.


Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:8700
Battery life (max):15
Battery performance:8700
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:10.8
Run Time (Up To):12hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front camera:N


Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black, Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Magnesium
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Market positioning:Special edition
Product type:Netbook / Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display brightness:1400 / 700
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1024 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TFT
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:90

Environmental Standards

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


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 2 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1250 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416 / 1916 / 416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Getac

Input Device

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


Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Italian
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Internal memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16


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


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0 / 4.2
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11ac
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):-29 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):-29 - 60
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 71 / -50 - 71 / -51 - 71
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 71 / -50 - 71 / -51 - 71

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x,VT-d
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type I / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:2
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:90


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / Opi / QPI
Chipset:Intel QM87 / Intel SoC
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM87 / Intel SoC
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-4300M / i5-4310M / i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i7-4600M / i7-4610M / i7-6500U / i7-6600U
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 3
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:i5-4300M / i5-4310M / i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i7-4600M / i7-4610M / i7-6500U / i7-6600U
Processor Number:L7500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor socket:PGA946 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356) / Socket G3
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D1
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 5
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 37
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:76347 / 76349 / 80345 / 80373 / 88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194
Processor code:SR1H7 / SR1H9 / SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2F0 / SR2F1
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 x 4.7 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:Getac Utility,\nAdobe Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDIO, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 628 / 756

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100

Weight & Dimensions

Width:11.9 / 12