GammaTech Computer Corp has announced the addition of its latest fully rugged notebook computer, the DURABOOK R8300. The unit is certified to stringent MIL-STD-810G and IP65 specifications. The Durabook R8300 notebook is built for harsh environment and exceeds the most difficult environmental specifications. Specifications it meets are: MIL-STD 810G for shock, drop, vibration and temperature; IP65 for water and dust resistance; and MIL-STD 461F, ANSI/ISA 12.12.01 (formerly known as UL1601 – Class 1 Division 2), and ATEX Zone 2 for operation in hazardous locations.
The Durabook R8300 notebook features an Intel 3rd Generation Core LV /ULV CPU, Core i7-3555LE or Core i5-3437U mobile processor, providing optimum power consumption, weight, and performance. The unit also includes a mobile Intel QM77 Express Chipset that provides integrated USB 3.0, Intel AMT 8.0 with enhanced manageability and security, Intel Rapid Storage Technology with RAID support for enhanced performance, power management, and data protection, Intel Smart Response Technology, and Intel Anti-Theft Technology that can disable a lost or stolen PC and reactivate it without compromise to the system or data. It includes the Windows 7 operating system.
The R8300 notebook’s large 13.3″ TFT touch-screen LCD display features direct-sunlight readability. Users can inter-swap either 500 GB or 750 GB HDDs simply by turning a couple knobs. Configurations with solid state drives are also available. Additional storage is provided through a 5.25″ Super Multi-Slot type optical disc drive. Two DDR3 SODIMM slots provide 4 GB, 8 GB, or 16 GB of memory each.
The Lithium-Ion battery provides an 8-hour worth of power. There is also the second-battery design that can accommodate another battery that boosts battery life to 12 hours while adding hot swap support.
As connectivity options Durabook R8300 features a mini card slot for Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.0 class 1 combo card; a built-in antenna; one M2 card slot for the WWAN module, a built in SIM card slot, a built in WWAN antenna; a GPS module with built-in GPS antenna; and an optional Intel Dual Band Wireless 6235 802.11AGN.
The GammaTech DURABOOK R8300 notebook will be available in second quarter of year in US.