Getac Upgrades S400 Semi-Rugged Laptop Computer

Processor and Platform Updates Give Military, Police, Fire and Field Service Professionals Improved Performance in Harsh Environments in Australia and New Zealand

MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Getac, a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, continues to incorporate the most advanced technologies into its line of rugged and semi-rugged notebooks and announced it has upgraded its popular S400 semi-rugged laptop.  A powerful new processor, improved mobile computing platform and high performance graphics, along with the ruggedness needed to perform in harsh and demanding environments, makes the new Getac S400 an ideal computing solution for professionals working in demanding environments including military, police, fire, and other field service industries. The new Getac S400 will be distributed exclusively by Synnex Australia Pty Ltd. in the Australia and New Zealand.

The increased performance of the upgraded Getac S400 begins with the next generation Intel® Core processor, offered in two options including Intel® Core i5-4210M or i3-4110M Processor. Clocking in at 2.6GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz, the i5-4210M S400 semi-rugged laptop improves overall performance by 53 percent over its predecessor, resulting in improved efficiencies with even the toughest tasks such as intricate mapping and live video processing using the Intel® HD Graphics 4600 VGA controller.

The large 14" display is available with a brilliant 800 NITS QuadraClear™ upgrade that features glove-friendly multi-touch touch for easy viewing in direct sunlight. The S400 is also equipped with the Intel HD Graphics card which is now integrated directly into the processor to provide increased performance over the previous model.

"Getac is committed to producing the most advanced ultra-rugged, rugged and semi-rugged laptops in the industry and upgrading our popular S400 model represents that commitment," explains Rowina Lee, Vice president, Global Sales and Business Development Center of Getac. "By installing a faster processor, improved graphics and faster wireless, the S400 is fully equipped to provide law enforcement, emergency services and utilities professionals the power they need to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently."

The S400 has surpassed the most rigid tests for semi-rugged performance and incorporates several features essential for unwavering functionality and protection in the field. For starters, the S400 semi-rugged laptop’s rugged features include a water-resistant keyboard with optional backlit keys, IP5X, and MIL-STD 810G compliance for temperature, shock, and vibration and is able to boot  in temperatures as cold as -21 degrees Celsius. The integrated Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260; 802.11ac connection technology allows remote workers to stay connected everywhere they go and the unit’s memory can be expanded to 16GB for large capacity storage needs.

Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, three USB 3.0 ports, a standard 500GB hard drive or optional 128GB or 256GB solid-state drive and a higher capacity 8700mAh battery. Additionally, programmable hot keys can be custom set to trigger common actions or act as emergency keys for safety applications.  For more information on these products, please dial 1300 100 104 and consult a Synnex Account Manager or visit Getac’s official website at

About Getac

Getac is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2013 consolidated revenue $26.4 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Today, Getac’s business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablets, rugged handheld and mobile video system devices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance and field-service customers. For more information, visit

Media Contact:

Irene Sun
Getac Technology Corporation