16 Oct 2016

GammaTech Reloads Its Fully Rugged, Ready-for-Action DURABOOK R8300 Notebook

Fremont, CA – October 11, 2016 – GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative rugged notebook and tablet computers, has taken a major step in providing more computing power and protection to users of its DURABOOK R8300 fully rugged notebook. The unit, designed for individuals who find themselves in the most extreme applications and environments, has been revamped with a series of advanced or improved features. Unchanged, however, is its built-in fully rugged GammaTech toughness and durability, allowing it to operate in the harshest conditions, from scorching-hot deserts to freezing terrains, stealth missions to an active combat zone.

“Since we introduced the R8300 several years ago, military troops, public safety workers, and many governmental departments have come under greater and greater threats to their lives and well-being,” stated Tom Wang, GammaTech president. “Terrorists, social misfits, and both domestic and international hackers have put people toiling in these professions at far greater risks than anyone ever thought possible. With its latest upgrades, our DURABOOK R8300 fully rugged notebook is now, more than ever, ready to go to battle and help protect these individuals. And we back it like never before with our three-year Peace of Mind warranty.”

New or Upgraded Features

Intel 6th Generation Skylake Processors

To run the most demanding tasks, the DURABOOK R8300 fully rugged notebook offers a choice of four Intel 6th generation Skylake turbo processors. The unit comes standard with i5-6200U turbo. Other options include: Skylake i5-6300U turbo with vPro, Skylake i7-6500U turbo, and Skylake i7-6600U turbo vPro. (Intel vPro provides another layer of authentication identity protection.)

Advanced Display Technology

The R8300 features Advanced Display Technology that improves visibility in all lighting conditions, including direct sunlight, without simply upping the brightness. Instead, it leverages enhanced contrast ratios and polarization techniques, resulting in improved image clarity without sacrificing battery life. What’s more, the advanced display technology performs just as well undocked as docked, so users won’t see the noticeable screen darkening that usually occurs when a notebook switches from A/C power to battery power. 

DDR4 Memory Technology – More Efficient, More Speed

The R8300 now includes two 204-pin DDR4 SODIMM sockets, each providing 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of memory. DDR4 uses up to 20% less power than DDR3 (1.5v), making it more energy efficient, saving battery life, lowering energy costs, and reducing system temperature. DDR4 is also twice as fast, increasing responsiveness and productivity, and twice as dense with more memory bandwidth.

Advanced Connectivity

The DURABOOK R8300 connectivity has been upgraded with a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo featuring Intel® Wireless-AC 8260 and dual-mode Bluetooth 4.2. The combo is fast, energy efficient, and provides excellent coverage.  The R8300 is also equipped with Gobi500 and supports multi-carriers.

Superior Security

Added to its already excellent security features, the R8300 now has a cryptographic Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip for platform authentication and a biometric fingerprint scanner to easily identify and verify individuals. The unit’s Quick Release HDD ejects the disk drive in less than 5-seconds, ideal for any situation calling for the protection of valuable data.

Peace of Mind Warranty

The R8300 is covered by the GammaTech Peace of Mind warranty for three years. Coverage includes defects in material and/or workmanship, which occur during normal use, and damages that occur due to accidental acts and exposure to environmental conditions. Some restrictions may apply.

Other Features…

  • GammaTech Famed Fully Ruggedness:
    • Full magnesium-alloy design
    • IP65 – Complete protection from dust, oil, and other non-corrosive material; protection from water (up to water projected by a nozzle)
    • MIL-STD-810G certified – (4′ drop, shock, vibration, rain, dust, freeze/thaw, high/low temperature, temperature shock, gunfire shock, hazardous shock, helicopter integrity, solar radiation, acidic atmosphere, salt fog, explosive atmosphere)
    • MIL-STD 461F Level II – fixed-wing internal
    • ASTM 4169 – vibration truck transport
    • MIL-STD 810G 500.5 Pro. II & I – altitude: operating – 15,000 feet, non-operating –  40,000 feet
    • MIL-STD 810G 501.5/502.5 – temperature: operating: -22°F ~ 140°F, storage: -60°F ~ 160°F
    • ·         Intel® HD Graphics 520 – designed especially for Intel Skylake processors
    • Operating System – Windows 10 Professional
    • Stealth Mode – ideal for stakeout operations and raids; one click immediately turns off all sounds and emitting lights, programs remain running in background
    • ·         Exceptional Outdoor Display – 13.3” TFT LCD (1024 x 768) screen at 1050 nits with sunlight readable resistive touch panel; excellent viewing, even under direct sunlight
    • Secured Dual Battery Lock – prevents battery from disengaging during vigorous vibration; ensures no interruption of critical tasks



The GammaTech DURABOOK R8300 fully rugged notebook is available through authorized resellers nationwide and at www.GammaTechUSA.com. As with all GammaTech products, the R8300 may be customized to customer specifications. GammaTech is an authorized government reseller. As such, the R8300 is eligible for GSA pricing.

GammaTech Award-Winning Products

GammaTech has a well-earned reputation and a long history in producing computers for the rugged market. It has been named a multiple winner in Government Security News’ Homeland Security Awards in the Best Rugged Computers category.

About GammaTech Computer Corporation

GammaTech Computer Corporation is a leader in the design, manufacture and sales of cost-effective, high-performance mobile computing solutions throughout North America. Its award-winning line of rugged and hardened notebook and tablet computers are designed and built-to-order to increase mobile productivity for business, government, healthcare, fire, public safety and a host of other entities. GammaTech offers a complete portfolio of products that delivers power and performance needed in the most demanding work environments, resulting in increased productivity and accelerated return on investment. GammaTech is headquartered in Fremont, California, which provides the final assembly, inventory, service and technical support. For more information, visit GammaTech at www.GammaTechUSA.com.

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