Ruggedized Laptop meets military specifications.

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MobileForce(TM) A770 notebook computer is MIL-STD-461E certified for EMI and MIL-STD-810F certified for drop, vibration, and environmental extremes. It uses Centrino(TM) technology for extended battery life and offers front side bus speed of 400 MHz. A770 accommodates up to 60GB of disk storage, and up to 1 GB of high-speed DDR 266MHz memory. Computer is configurable with touch screen and sunlight readable options, plus waterproof backlit keyboard.

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Getac Mobile Laptop Meets the Extreme Environmental Specifications for Military Computing

Lake Forest, CA (May 3, 2004) - Getac Inc., a leading pioneer of rugged portable computers, today announced their highly ruggedized MobileForce(TM) A770 notebook computer was awarded MIL-STD-461E certification, for the Department of Defense's (DoD) Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) standard that defines the extreme environments found in military settings. Coupled with the laptop's MIL-STD-810F certification for drop, vibration, and environmental extremes, this highlights the A770's flexibility, portability and all-terrain capability to operate in demanding military environments as well as in other tough field applications such as emergency services, public safety, law enforcement, field maintenance or wherever the environment is a challenge in itself. A fan-less design, the A770 defies hot and freezing conditions, operating in temperatures to 36° below freezing (-4° F) and Sahara Desert-like highs exceeding 130° F. At just over 12.5 pounds, its die-cast magnesium alloy case is dirt and dust-proof, waterproof and shockproof. The A770 is designed to operate smoothly after being subjected to drops from 3 feet on hardened steel plating and l5g shocks and vibrations. The A770 exceeds just Mil-qualified ruggedness, offering many features usually available only in industry leading commercial laptops. It uses Intel's 1.4 or 1.6GHz Pentium-M® processor with Centrino(TM) technology for extended battery life, and offers a front side bus speed of 400MHz and secured wireless communications. For demanding programs such as real-time GPS telemetry command and control, the A770 accommodates up to 60GB of disk storage, plus up to 1 GB of high-speed double data rate (DDR) 266MHz memory. The unit has two expansion bays, which can be filled with multiple com ports (including IEEE 1394), PCMCIA slots, batteries, a wireless module, various CD and DVD drives, and an audio card. Further expansion is accommodated through an additional bottom-mounted chassis, which can have two PCI or ISA expansion cards. The A770 is configurable with a 12.1" or 14.1" XGA LCD, with touch screen and sunlight readable options, plus a waterproof backlight keyboard, making the unit easy to use in almost any conditions. "Whether you operate in extreme environments or just want the humvee of personal computers, the A770 provides the ruggedness required by the military without sacrificing the features today's business users want," said Joe Chemof, Getac Federal sales manager. Price And Availability Standard models of the A770 are priced from mid $4,000s with a 12.1" screen to high $4,000s with a 14.1" display. Those prices are for single units, and significant GSA, OEM and ODM discounts are available. Full product specifications can be found at or visit us in our booth at #921 at TechNet International 2004, Washington, DC, May 11 - 13, 2004. About Getac Inc. Getac Inc. was founded in 1988 and has since been a pioneer in the rugged mobile computing industry by providing premier notebook and tablet PC solutions to the military, law enforcement, utility, telecommunications, manufacturing, transportation, and mobile workforce industries. The company manufactures ultra-lightweight rugged notebooks, fully ruggedized wireless tablet PCs, and fully ruggedized notebook computers. For additional information on Getac Inc. and its products, customers can contact the sales department at 20762 Linear Lane, Lake Forest, CA 92630-7804 . phone 949.699.2888 fax 949.699.1440 e-mail at The company is on the World Wide Web at

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