While there are a good number of units that are stated to withstand both heat and cold as well as dust and wet there are a lesser number designed to work for longer periods in places where there is zero or very limited mains power available so this triple battery model might be the answer.
It is 34x28x3.5cm and weighs 3.15 kilos. The viewable screen is 30.5x17cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 14inches, out of the box the screen resolution is set at 150% but 125% should still be viewable and for those with perfect vision maybe 100%.
The screen surround is 1.5cm on each side with 2.5cm at the base and 3cm at the top. Inset in the centre at the top is a webcam that has a vanity slider. On the area on the right side is a fingerprint reader.
The keyboard is 84 keys with the alpha and numeric keys being full size. There is a 3cm border either side, 2.5cm behind and 10cm in front. The trackpad is 8.5x6cm and mounted centrally in this area. The fixed padded carry handle in mounted in front of the area and protrudes by up to 4cm in the middle, also in the same area mounted on the lid is the secure latch. When powered on there is a single green LED slightly left of this central area. Behind the keyboard also in the central area are a line of four LED’s with F1 and F2 buttons and the on/off button to their right. Shutdown is a very quick two seconds while bootup is a remarkable eight seconds.
Going around the outside finds a blank for an optional Optical Drive on the left, this area could also be other items but they would be non-user removable and beside this one of the unit’s three battery packs.
The front makes good use of the unit’s thickness by having a pair of 3.5x1cm speakers at either side.
On the right side is the second battery bay and the stylus slot. Behind click shut drop down doors are a USB2 port and then SIM card and Smart Card reader for those models with these options, next a 3.5mm socket for headphones and a USB ‘C’ port and finally a charging socket.
The screen goes back to 190 degrees but there are still connections on the rear also behind drop down click shut doors HDMI, two USB3, Ethernet and finally a Kensington lock port near the end.
It has a 11th Generation Intel i7 Processor running at 2.8GHz, 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD drive which is formatted to 456GB and it has around 410GB free.
It comes with the latest version of Windows 10 Pro and a program called G-Manager that monitors your product among the things it tells you is the state of both your 6900mAh batteries. The unit sent to me had a third battery of 4200mAh so in all over 200 hours of battery usage within the unit.
The unit comes with User Manuals in PDF format for eight different languages.
This is powerful machine designed for use in inclement places and with the correct options should keep you in touch where other devices probably cannot. The ‘touch’ facility works very well.
The Getac Semi-Rugged Laptop S410 range starts from £1519 + VAT, unit I was sent is the top of the range and would be £3224 + VAT.