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Getac Upgrades Versatile S400 Semi-Rugged Laptop Computer

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Getac Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, announced today that it has upgraded nearly every feature of its popular S400 semi-rugged laptop, including speed, performance, sunlight readability and connectivity. Already boasted as one of the most rugged semi-rugged laptops manufactured, the S400 combines high-performance with the ruggedness needed to perform in harsh and demanding environments typically experienced by military, utility, police, fire and field service personnel.

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"The new Getac S400 semi-rugged laptop starts at $1,699 MSRP2"

I remember contacting one of these companies about pricing for one of these "rugged" laptops and the prices were insane. I can see lots of tax payers dollars paying for these though, most of the time I only see police officers with laptops like these.
 
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Reminds me of the late 90's and what laptops used to look like then.
 
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That is a pretty good price for a rugged laptop. I don't know anything about those particular machines, but there is a reason you typically see Police/EMS using ultra-rugged, ultra-expensive equipment - typically Panasonic Toughbooks. If you gave them a commercial laptop you would need to give them a pile of spares, which while the lower cost might be appealing initially, when you calculate the cost of down time waiting for spares to be deployed and the cost of managing spares, the initial cost of rugged gear suddenly makes sense.
 

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