GammaTech Computer Corporation has released the latest addition to its mobile products line: The S15H, a 15.6-inch semi-rugged Durabook notebook with high-definition resolution and an Intel Haswell CPU.
The S15H notebook's full high-definition (1920x1080 resolution) 15.6-inch LED display with Intel compliant high-definition stereo audio, built-in microphone, and Intel integrated graphics controller, plus nVidia Optimus technology provides image detail and crisp reproduction, even for the most graphic-intense situations, including 3D.
The S15H also includes the Intel Haswell CPU. Replacing Intel's Ivy Bridge, the Haswell CPU is made specifically to take advantage of Intel's 22nm process technology. It features a new core, new graphics, and substantial changes to the platform in terms of memory and power delivery as well as power management.
The use of a USB 3.0 connector allows the S15H notebook to transfer data up to 5Gbit/sec., more than 10 times as fast as the 480 Mbit/sec. top speed of USB 2.0. With its increased bandwidth, USB 3.0 is able to use two unidirectional data paths: one for receiving data, the other for transmitting. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
The Durabook S15H notebook features a magnesium alloy case that is 20 times stronger than ABS plastic. The unit is tested to Military Standard 810G for drop and shock resistance and its keyboard, buttons, and indicators are spill resistant. Its flexible HDD cable design absorbs shock from drops, while anti-shock mounting technology around the LCD helps protect the display from accidental damage.
Other rugged features include an optical disk-tray lock that prevents unintentional tray eject from drop and vibration; double-protection smart battery circuitry, which prevents damage caused by current or voltage surges and overheating; and smart battery calibration that helps fight the loss of battery capacity after repeated charge-discharge cycles.
The Durabook S15H notebook comes with an Intel 4th Generation iCore CPU M series with Intel HM86 chipset. Two dual-channel DDR III SODIMM slots provide 2, 4, 8, or 16GB of memory. An internal optical media device accommodates a DVD super-multi drive (DVD-R/CD-RW/DVD-RW/DVD+RW_DL/DVD-RAM).
The notebook also includes integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, an Intel Mini-Express wireless LAN network connection, and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. A WWAN 3G module is also available. The SIM card is secured behind a security-screwed door.
System security is provided by internal TPM 1.2 data security protection, as well as a Kensington lock connector and both administrator and boot password control.
The GammaTech S15H will be available during Q1 2014 through authorized resellers nationwide and at www.GammaTechUSA.com.