The Getac S410 is a rugged business notebook built for professionals working in extreme conditions. In addition to being resistant to water and dust, it survives three-foot drops and can be carried like a briefcase. In spite of its hefty price tag, it is recommended for those who need a rugged laptop with a high-level of data security.
Getac S410 – Design, Display:
The chassis made of Getac’s proprietary plastic material (called KryptoShell 2.0) looks like a miniature tank. An attached clasp ensures that the laptop remains closed. Once you unsnap the hinge and open the lid, a 14-inch touch screen greets you. The black deck housing the keyboard extends out to a rubberized handle that comes handy while carrying the computer like a briefcase. At 6.2 pounds, the Getac S410 is a heavy notebook, but thanks to the extended handle, you can carry it comfortably like a briefcase.
The S410 comes with the brightest display you’ll ever find on a notebook with 1366×768 resolution. Getac provided this feature for professionals who need to work directly under sunlight. The average brightness of the panel is 958 nits, which is far above the average of 260 nits found in other notebooks. However, the colors produced by the screen aren’t very accurate, but anyways, this isn’t the laptop someone uses to watch movies in full-HD.
Getac S410 – Specifications and Battery Life:
The Getac S410 ships in with a 2.6GHz Core i7-6600U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128 GB solid state drive. This configuration is enough for a good level of multitasking. The S410 does not lag a bit even when you keep 15 tabs open in the Chrome browser. On Geekbench, the notebook recorded a healthy score of 6,791.
Typing on the Getac’s keyboard is not very comfortable due to the protruding handle, but you can reach a decent 96 wpm without much effort and with a low error rate. The Synaptics touchpad is small at 3.2 x 1.6 inches. It recognizes gestures like two-finger scrolling and pinch-to-zoom but does not work great with Windows 10 gestures. The two buttons beneath the touchpad feel stiff and you’ll need some time to get used to them.
This machine lasts for 14 hours and 33 minutes when used continuously with Wi-Fi turned on. The S410 also has two separate batteries that are hot-swappable, so you never run out of juice.
Getac S410 – Durability and Security:
The S401 is MIL-STD 810G certified which means it is resistant to vibrations, shocks, and extreme temperatures. It also integrates Intel’s TPM technology to protect sensitive data. The ports on the sides of the machine are protected by dust-proof covers which earned the S410 an IP51 certification for debris resistance. The laptop is also equipped with the vPro feature for remote operation, a fingerprint scanner to use with Windows Hello feature and an NFC card that verified your identity via an ID card.
The Getac S410 has some bloatware, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Candy Crush Saga. However, Getac’s utilities like Getac’s Skylight and G-Manager come handy.
The Getac S410 is one of the best-rugged laptops available at present. At $3,830, it is costly, but for high-profile professionals who need extra-tough laptops, this is the perfect notebook.