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Rugged Notebook Computer targets field and military personnel.

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December 11, 2012 - Available with 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5-3320M or 2.9 GHz Core i7-3520M processor, Model B300 comes standard with 500 GB hard drive and offers SSD storage up to 256 GB. Unit features USB 3.0 and USB 3.0/eSata combo ports, HDMI and VGA ports, IEEE 1394a port, Ethernet port, and 2 legacy RS-232 serial ports. QuadraClear display technology with 1,400 NITs option can be viewed in extreme lighting conditions. For harsh environments, system has fanless sealed design with magnesium alloy housing.

GETAC Inc.

20762 Linear Lane, Lake Forest, CA, 92630, USA

Original Press Release

Getac Upgrades Its Most Popular B300 Rugged Notebook

Press release date: December 4, 2012

Blazing-fast processors, Improved Graphics, 1400 NITs QuadraClear Display, and Fanless Rugged Design Make Working in Any Environment Fast, Efficient and Effective

IRVINE, CA. — Getac Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, announced today it has upgraded its best-selling B300 rugged notebook computer with faster processors, improved graphics and increased storage. Beginning with speed and performance, Getac offers a third generation 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5-3320M (MAX 3.3) or 2.9 GHz Core i7-3520M (MAX 3.6) processor to improve CPU performance by up to 67% and nearly double the graphic performance with a 91% gain over the previous generation. In addition, the B300 now comes standard with a 500GB hard drive and offers solid-state drive storage up to 256GB. For field workers and military personnel, this translates into greater productivity with a system designed to work in the most extreme working conditions.

The Getac B300 rugged notebook has been built to effectively function in even the harshest working conditions, and the new B300 maintains that tradition of excellence. From the B300’s magnesium alloy housings to its fanless sealed design, the B300 is created to ensure continued operation in any environment, reducing the risk of failure and minimizing down time in the field.

While speed, performance and rugged design are critical to field and military personnel, easy and effective use under extreme conditions is equally important. The Getac B300 incorporates Getac’s industry-leading QuadraClear display technology. With a 1400 NITs option, the B300 can be easily viewed in extreme lighting conditions such as direct sunlight and reflective conditions including sand and snow. For military soldiers working in hostile areas, the B300 can also be configured with a filter-free night vision mode ensuring easy viewing without giving away your location.

The B300 features the ultra-fast USB 3.0 and USB 3.0/eSata combo ports, both HDMI and VGA ports, a IEEE 1394a port, an Ethernet port and two legacy RS-232 serial ports. Additionally, the B300 offers built-in GPS, 4G LTE wireless internet and a host of security features including a built-in fingerprint reader, Intel vPro Technology and TPM 1.2.

“Today we launched the fourth generation of the B300, our most popular rugged notebook that has been deployed across every major rugged sector from police and fire to military, utilities and field service,” explains Jim Rimay, president of Getac. “We’ve packed even faster processors, amazing graphics and increased storage with a long list of features from 4G LTE, QuadraClear Display, subfreezing operation, and up to 30 hours of extended battery life.”

As with all of Getac’s fully rugged notebooks, tablets and convertible computers, the B300 is backed by the industry's best 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the B300 is covered by a warranty that includes damage that occurs due to accidents and environmental exposure. The new B300 is available for order starting today through Getac-authorized resellers.

About Getac
Getac is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2011 consolidated revenue 25.3 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 tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance and field service customers. For more information, visit us.getac.com.

* Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price for base configuration. Standard and optional features vary depending on purchased configuration. Actual prices determined by individual resellers and may vary.

Specifications, availability and price subject to change without notice.

© 2012 Getac Inc. All rights reserved. Getac, the Getac logo and KryptoShell are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Getac Technology Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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