Getac A140 G2 Tough Tablet 

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Unlike other ‘rugged’ notebooks I have reviewed this one is a Tablet as it has no cover, and no keyboard other than an onscreen offering. It is not light as it weighs 2619 grams and the screen is 14 inches, totally touch operated either with finger, glove or the provided stylus. It has eight touch controls below the landscape screen.

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The dimensions are 35.5x33x3.5cm with the carry handle extended. The viewable screen is 31x17.5 which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 14inches this display is Lumibond 2. The default Windows view is 150% so you do not see quite as much of the HD display as you may want, you can of course reduce to 125% or 100% to see a little more, however at less than the default screen percentage I would definitely recommend using the provided stylus, the screen is designed so that you do not get glare from sunlight.

The left side has two dropdown snug fitting areas that are watertight when closed, the first has 3.5mm socket for headphones, HMDI and USB3, the second has USB ‘C’, Micro SD and Ethernet. The top has Kensington Lock port and an optional dock – not supplied – that screws in again for a watertight fit. The right side has two further dropdown areas; the first has a VGA and the second a USB2. The area behind the handle has a barcode reader. In front of the handle – top of the screen is forward facing camera with ‘off’ slider for privacy, on the back is the rear camera, this area is the back of the unit where there are two battery bays and a removable hard drive. Also on the back is a secure dock for the stylus which can if you wish be tethered to avoid dropping it in extreme conditions.

It is stated to work in up to -29 and +63 degrees Celsius. While I have not tried it in either extreme I did use in my garden early one morning in what was described as the coldest of the year and it worked perfectly. This was the unit as provided for my review but other options are available. There is even a vehicle dock available.

Bootup is 14seconds and shutdown is 3seconds. It comes with Windows 10 Pro V1909 and during my test period I was able to do some updates but was not offered the change to upgrade to 20H2.

It has 16GB of RAM and has an Intel i5 processor and the touch of the screen is ten point. The Liteon SSD is 208GB with around 60GB of this used.

It is stated to be drop proof up to 1.2 meters. You can fit a Micro SIM for those working in areas without Wi-Fi, as most SIMs now tend to be Nano you will need an adapter but you should be able to link to your SmartPhone.

I only had one problem during my test period and that was trying to input my Wi-Fi password as when you manually call up the onscreen keyboard from the tray the space that you enter the password in automatically closes. This is solvable by setting the onscreen keyboard in settings to ‘on’ as it defaults to off.

This was a sturdy unit and easy to read even when in sunlight, the ability to set touch sensitivity was nice. Perhaps best of all it has a three year warranty. The A140 V2 availability start from £2310.64.

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