The P470, with its magnesium alloy casing and carry handle is no office notebook, but it designed to be an invaluable tool for those in professions where ruggedness and extreme are not just marketing phrases.

With a shock mounted HDD and LCD TFT screen, the P470 is also equipped with a G-Sensor to protect data from sudden drop or accidents.

For more extreme conditions, the P470 also includes sealed I/O caps and doors to prevent dust, rain and spillages from entering the unit.

The P470 has "an array of impenetrable defensive capabilities" including a Biometric Fingerprint Reader and a Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2), a chain of trust procedures monitors every step, from pre-boot to OS load, to guard against unauthorised tampering from physical theft of software attack.

Connectivity comes in via 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wide Area Network GPS and 3G technology. For conferencing facilities, the P470 also features a built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam.

There's an option for a sunlight-readable LCD display or, on the opposite end of the scale, an optional backlit keyboard.

GETAC P470 features:

14.1-inch Hi-Res TFT Screen with optional Sunlight readable/touchscreen display options
Intel CoreT Duo T7400 2.16GHz processor
Windows XP Professional
Up to 4GB RAM
Magnesium Alloy Casing
Shock-mounted Removable HDD (Up to 160GB)
1.3-megapixel Camera
Multi-bays and extensive connectivity options
Giga LAN and 802.11a/b/g capability
Optional 3G, GPS and Bluetooth
Biometric Fingerprint Reader
Trusted Platform Module
Smart Card Reader
Dimensions: 333 x 295 x 42mm
Weight: 2.95kg
3 year Warranty