Meet the world’s first rugged 5G laptop

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Getac has announced the launch of its latest rugged laptop, the B360, which will be the world’s first ruggedized notebook to include support for 5G networking. 

According to Getac, its new laptop is “setting a powerful new benchmark for innovation in the rugged computing industry”. And the B360 has been designed for use on 5G, by mobile workers operating in industries such as the military, oil & gas, security, public safety, utilities, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and healthcare.

The B360 comes with an impressive 1,400 nits Full HD display as standard, which makes it the brightest in Getac’s line-up. And it runs on the 10th Generation Intel Core Processor, which Getac claims that this makes it the fastest fully rugged laptop on the market.

It comes in two versions

The B360 comes in two options. The standard model is ideally suited to the public safety, manufacturing, and utilities sectors, whilst the B360 Pro is optimised for the defence sector.

The B360: The B360 is the thinnest and lightest fully rugged laptop in its class, at 34.9mm thick and weighing 2.32kg. The B360 has an expansive 13.3" LumiBond 2.0 display, and the latest 802.11ax Wi-Fi delivers speeds up to three times faster than previous generations. Dual hot-swappable batteries come as standard to ensure full-shift functionality between charges, while optional GPS makes mapping, surveying, and tracking in the field quick and easy.

The B360 Pro: The B360 Pro includes all the core technology specifications of the B360, along with bespoke options that are vital for military personnel. Higher-capacity hot-swappable batteries deliver even more operating time between charges, while additional serial ports allow legacy and/or customised military equipment to be connected directly to the device. Customers also have the option to spec a PCMCIA, ExpressCard, or a discrete graphics card, as well as a DVD or Blu Ray drive as required.

According to our parent site, TechRadar, The device won’t come cheap, though, with the UK SRP coming in at £3,489/£2,781. For more details, or to speak to a sales advisor, you can visit the Getac website.  

Dan Oliver

Dan is a British journalist with 20 years of experience in the design and tech sectors, producing content for the likes of Microsoft, Adobe, Dell and The Sunday Times. In 2012 he helped launch the world's number one design blog, Creative Bloq. Dan is now editor-in-chief at 5Gradar, where he oversees news, insight and reviews, providing an invaluable resource for anyone looking to stay up-to-date with the key issues facing 5G.