The rugged V100 tablet from Getac has received a speed boost making it 47 per cent quicker than the original model.

We reviewed the original tough, man's man, tablet at the beginning of last year and we rather liked it (we are rather rugged ourselves, you see) - so the upgrade is a welcome announcement.

Getac claims that the upgrade to a Intel Core i7 1.2GHz processor, that can be ramped up to 2.26GHz using Intel's Turbo Boost technology, means that the machine is now "the fastest dual-core rugged convertible tablet on the market".

You can have up to 8GB of RAM on board and there is HDD options up to 320GB. The swivel 10.4-inch LCD screen supports multi-touch and there's connectivity via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. There's also a 2-megapixel webcam built in that is reversible and water resistant.

It's all cased in a magnesium alloy casing that is both military standard and IP65 certified.

"The added memory and processing speed alone make the V100 the ideal all-in-one solution for mobile-based applications", said Getac's Peter Molyneux.

"Coupled with the 1200 NITS sunlight readable screen, flexibility of connectivity and added extras, it will prove ideal for anyone working in some of the toughest environments".

The upgrade is going to be available soon and we're just in the process of confirming the exact price, so check back for an update.