Mobile Computer N° 12 - 12/12/2007 - 301Document Transcript
8 Have your say .
Android set to
shake up the
mobile market ,
enters ultra-portable market ,
Panasonic unveils new
Toughbooks and more .
the web .
72 Our top mobile products
4If you wanted
IBM PC the early 1980s there
was no point asking IBM .
with you and never be stuck for
something read again to .
16 Asus Eee PC 4G
18 Getac V100 Tablet
]the answers 20 Samsung R60 Plus
22 Apple iPhone
Our resident expert can help .
23 Sony Ericsson K850i
24 E-TEN Glofiish X800
26 -Mobile Sidekick Slide
Let your wireless 27 Navman S70
mobile device 28 Datawind PocketSurfer 2
logon Wi-Fi to
29 Sennheiser PXC350
hotspot for you ,
simple guide a to
29 LG GSA-E50N
connecting your printer to a
30 CoPilot Live 7
wireless network use SharpKeys ,
31 Creative Zen 4GB
create keyboard layout that
31 CMS ABS-Secure
suits your needs .
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Getac V100 Tablet
tough little customer that will take anything you throw at it
If there' one thing you shouldn' do s
brand new laptop take a
down the beach roll around the to
sand and drop into rocky pool While it
such day trip would spell the end for a
most laptops some like the Getac , ,
V100 Tablet are made sturdier stuff ,
Indeed pull the V100 from its ,
surprisingly small box and the first thing
you' notice its beefy frame
was ever laptop destined for use on a
battlefield then we' sure look ,
something like the Getac The lid catch .
The Getac might not be completely submersible ,
particular looks like
be more it'
but as long as you dont dunk the bath will it in
home securing an ammunition case than work the worst conditions We poured mugs
water ail over with no effect il .
laptop Every corner and edge .
addition carry handle Getac provides
cushioned by shock-absorbing plastic ,
an elasticated hand strap far when you' using re
and all its ports are hidden by rubber Tablet mode Thanks toits relatively light weight
sealed flaps which promise keep ,
easily portable too
water dust and any other particles
The Getac' array
ports are all hidden behind s of
rubber-sealed plastic ports Thankfully they' ail .
from intruding upon the delicate
labelled so you won' have open them atl one by
components inside .
one find the port you need
While you' expect all this d
sturdiness come the expense to at
the Getac makes no such compromise . Our model also came with an optional
portability the V100 surprisingly ,
Granted items such as the half-height
transflective display-a technology
light tipping the scales atjust 2.2kg
Enter key and shrunken Shift Tab and ,
that keeps the image viewable under
The use magnesium alloy throughout of
Ctrl keys take little getting used a
the brightest conditions Even with of .
the case largely responsible for the is
but the full-sized Qwerty keys make up the backlight turned off was possible ,
combination extreme strength and of
for this The keys are comfy
type to to
faintly make out the Windows
sensible weight While this isn' the .
upon thanks crisp positive action to a
Desktop allowing you dim the ,
lightest laptop we've seen the Getac ,
is and only mild sponginess counts a
backlight right down conserve to
happy be transported without to
against them Similar praise can be .
battery power without compromising
needing well-padded laptop bag a
heaped upon the trackpad which ,
readability The V100' display also . s
keep safe Clip the supplied handle it .
responsive and blessed with buttons a touchscreen so you can navigate ,
the metal clips either Bide the at
of that respond with crisp click a . windows with the tethered telescopic
laptop' front edge and the only thing s
With no vents keep the processor to
stylus finger or a
you' have worry about accidentally
cool little surprise that the Getac
As with all ruggedised laptops the ,
kneecapping yourself with one the of
gets little toasty use But while
a Getac expensive The basic is .
V100' incredibly solid corners s
high-powered processor would turn the specification starts ,791 exc VAT et 1
After spending time with the likes of
V100 into an unwieldy hot potato ,
but once you start adding GPS (a
HP gorgeous 2710p Tablet PC issue
Intel low-voltage Core Duo U2500
option HSDPA another 70 and )
11 there' no question that the Getac
keeps temperatures manageable to a
push the RAM up more sensible to
looks bit bruiser a
level while still offering enough power
amounts such as 1Gb 2Gb you' or
use though that In
for most tasks might only operate . It at
looking price tag that' easily buy you a d
couldn' be further t
a modest 1.2GHz but with two ,
three much better specified albeit not ,
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processor cores beavering away the ,
as rugged laptops But as ever the ,
Ril common for petite V100 always felt snappy use in
question one need you work is of .
Good Res Pence ,
ght laptops provide to
Cast an eye over the 10.4 display "
dusty damp environments then the or
inter key o screen unpleasantly cramped and the first thing you' notice that ll
average laptop' life expectancy will s
Bad Veryexpensive; keyboards but ,
eye-poppingly bright-so much so that hang precariously the balance The in .
Centrino looks keeping with its we had reduce the screen brightness
Getac on the other hand will take , ,
utilitarian credentials ,
even under the glare office lighting of
battering and come back for more .