GammaTech Rugged Notebook

GammaTech’s rugged R8300 laptop

GammaTech Computer Corp. has expanded its lineup with the addition of a new fully rugged notebook computer, the Durabook R8300. Certified to stringent MIL-STD-810G and IP65 specifications, it can withstand the abusive nature of extremely harsh environments such as those regularly encountered by the public safety and utility sectors.

It’s been engineered to withstand long exposure to wind, dust, rain, and extreme temperatures as well as surviving bumpy rides, drops, and working in sweltering heat or frigid temperatures. It’s designed specifically for outdoor usage.

GammaTech says the R8300 notebook comes with an Intel third-generation i-Core i7 or i-Core i5 processors. 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, 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 13.3-in. TFT touch-screen LCD display features direct-sunlight readability.

With its quick-release HDD-storage capability, users can inter-swap either 500GB or 750GB hard drives simply by turning a couple of 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 slots provide 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of memory each.

Its lithium-ion battery provides an 8-hour shift’s worth of power, and if duty calls for a longer life, the second-battery design can accommodate another battery that boosts battery life to 12 hours while adding hot-swap support.

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