Can’t decide between a laptop and a tablet? Get both with a 2-in-1 Hybrid Laptop!

Two-in-one devices are a hybrid of a laptop and a tablet, for those who need the computing power of a laptop, yet the light weight and flexibility of a tablet.

Can’t decide between a rugged laptop or a rugged tablet? Get both with a 2-in-1! By now we all know that a two-in-one isn’t new. They have been around for a while, around 2013, and many companies are adopting them as their new standard and for good reason. Simply put, a 2-in-1 is a touch-optimized convertible-hybrid laptop or detachable-hybrid tablet with both a touch screen and a physical rugged keyboard, preferably rugged.

Whether it’s flipping around into presentation mode to turn a quick discussion into a quick showcase or going from laptop to tablet mode for quick video viewing, 2-in-1s are at their best in situations that you didn’t foresee, especially when out in the field.

Choosing between the regular laptops and the modern 2-in-1 types are very subjective and it completely depends on what industry you work in whether it be public safety, utilities, field service, warehousing or other. Two-in-one devices are a hybrid of a laptop and a tablet, for those who need the computing power of a laptop, yet the light weight and flexibility of a tablet. Here are a few of the main benefits of these versatile devices:

Lightweight

Often weighing in at only a few pounds, these devices allow you to complete the job without carrying around a heavy computer all day. For those with mobile jobs that require substantial travel by foot, or call for access to computing when away from a vehicle or computer stand, the ability to hold a device in one hand without straining your muscles is a huge energy-saver.

Rugged

Rugged two-in-one devices are purpose-built with flexibility and a long lifespan in mind. Manufacturers understand the need for hardy devices that can withstand substantial abuse throughout its working life, so there are many options for two-in-one devices that meet rugged certifications such as IP65, and MIl-STD-810G. All the devices mentioned here and many others we offer are fully rugged – meaning they are tested to military and industrial standards for ruggedness. This means you don’t have to worry about travel, the elements, or just tough working conditions taking the life out of your device. For mobile workers in rugged environments who need electronic access on a daily basis, this kind of reliability in harsh conditions is not optional, but necessary.

Mobile

For those workers traveling long distances in rugged environments, or spend most of their day inside of a vehicle, the ability to easily pack and transport electronic devices is extremely important. Many two-in-one devices retain all the mobility of a tablet, coming in astonishingly compact sizes. One example is the Getac V110, with a thickness of barely 1.3 inches. Devices like these are easily slipped into a pack or briefcase, while retaining all the computing power of a traditional laptop. And don’t worry about tossing it around – the Getac V110 and many other thin two-in-one devices are still fully rugged.

 Flexible

The beauty of two-in-ones is that they can function as both a laptop and a tablet — many have unique features that highlight this benefit. This notebook is lightweight and very versatile, allowing you to attach and detach the keyboard with only one hand. Detachable notebooks are an excellent choice for mobile computing, allowing workers to access a lightweight touch screen while on the go, all the while, still having access to a full keyboard when needed.

It’s easy to see why two-in-one devices are a popular choice for mobile workers in rugged environments, as these devices have all the benefits of a traditional computer or tablet but with the added bonus of a flexible form factor, rugged, fully mobile, and lightweight. To learn more about two-in-one devices, or for assistance in picking the best device for your needs, feel free to contact us. See our full list of featured rugged convertible two-in-one devices.

Is a Two-in-One Device the Right Mobile Computing Tool For You?

It’s easy to see why two-in-one devices are a popular choice for mobile workers in rugged environments, as these devices have all the benefits of a traditional computer or tablet but with the added bonus of a flexible form factor, rugged, fully mobile, and lightweight.

With such a plethora of mobile computing options these days, you might wonder why a “two-in-one” device is even needed. With the option of a laptop or a tablet, why not just pick one or the other? Well, for those who work in rugged or hostile environments day in and day out, there are special workplace needs that might not be completely met solely by a laptop or solely by a tablet. With the two-in-one mobile computing model, you don’t have to pick one, you can have both! This unique environment is where two-in-one devices fit in. Two-in-one devices are a hybrid of a laptop and a tablet, for those who need the computing power of a laptop yet the light weight and flexibility of a tablet. Here are a few of the main benefits of these versatile devices:

Lightweight

Often weighing in at only a few pounds, these devices allow you to complete the job without carrying around a heavy computer all day. For those with mobile jobs that require substantial travel by foot, or call for access to computing when away from a vehicle or computer stand, the ability to hold a device in one hand without straining your muscles is a huge energy-saver. Two-in-one devices like the new Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2 tip the scales at only a few pounds, so you don’t have to hit the gym to carry it around.

Rugged

Rugged two-in-one devices are purpose-built with flexibility and a long lifespan in mind. Manufacturers understand the need for hardy devices that can withstand substantial abuse throughout its working life, so there are many options for two-in-one devices that meet rugged certifications such as IP65, and MIl-STD-810G. All the devices mentioned here and many others we offer are fully rugged – meaning they are tested to military and industrial standards for ruggedness. This means you don’t have to worry about travel, the elements, or just tough working conditions taking the life out of your device. For mobile workers in rugged environments who need electronic access on a daily basis, this kind of reliability in harsh conditions is not optional, but necessary.

Mobile

For those workers traveling long distances in rugged environments, or spend most of their day inside of a vehicle, the ability to easily pack and transport electronic devices is extremely important. Many two-in-one devices retain all the mobility of a tablet, coming in astonishingly compact sizes. One example is the Getac V110, with a thickness of barely 1.3 inches. Devices like these are easily slipped into a pack or briefcase, while retaining all the computing power of a traditional laptop. And don’t worry about tossing it around – the Getac V110 and many other thin two-in-one devices are still fully rugged.

Flexible

The beauty of two-in-ones is that they can function as both a laptop and a tablet — many have unique features that highlight this benefit. Detachable screens and keyboards are one of those features, found in the Panasonic Toughbook 20. This notebook is lightweight and very versatile, allowing you to attach and detach the keyboard with only one hand. With a 10-point multi-touch display, there is no loss in interactivity by removing the keyboard and using only the touch display. Detachable notebooks are an excellent choice for mobile computing, allowing workers to access a lightweight touch screen while on the go, all the while, still having access to a full keyboard when needed.

It’s easy to see why two-in-one devices are a popular choice for mobile workers in rugged environments, as these devices have all the benefits of a traditional computer or tablet but with the added bonus of a flexible form factor, rugged, fully mobile, and lightweight. To learn more about two-in-one devices, or for assistance in picking the best device for your needs, feel free to contact us. See our full list of featured rugged convertible two-in-one devices.

Getac V110 Convertible & F110 Rugged Tablet Now Fitted with the Latest Intel Processors and Windows 10!

Targeting Government and Enterprise Demands! 

Getac F110 Fully Rugged Tablet! 
The Getac F110 is now equipped with Intel’s sixth generation Skylake processor which works in perfect harmony with Windows 10 operating systems to optimize performance, image processing, networking speed, and extremely efficient power use. Users can choose between the Intel i5 or i7 processors to achieve remote management, enhance productivity, and ensure that computers and wireless networks are protected against data breaches.

At 3 pounds, the F110 is among the lightest large-screen, fully rugged tablets ever built. The F110 is powered by an Intel® Core™i5-6200U 2.3GHz (2.8GHz) or i7-6500U 2.5GHz (3.1GHz) sixth generation processor, 4GB RAM, and a 128GB solid state drive. It has built-in 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth, and optional 4G LTE Mobile broadband to keep workers connected. 
Getac V110 Rugged Convertible!  
The Getac V110 fully rugged convertible is now available with a 6th Generation Intel® Core vPro™ processor to help field service professionals battle a new generation of performance demands and security threats in the most extreme environments. Ideal for public safety, military, utilities and field service professionals, the V110 is redesigned to deliver bulletproof security, best-in-class performance and a full-size touch screen housed in a thin, light form factor.
The V110’s large 11.6 inch multi-touch display utilizes Getac’s LumiBond technology. It has a full-size, back-lit, waterproof keyboard with 88 standard-sized keys. The red backlight allows users to type in low-light conditions and reduces eyestrain.

The Getac V110 is powered by Intel Skylake Core i5 or i7 processors, 4GB RAM, and a 128GB solid state drive. It has built-in 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth, and optional 4G LTE Mobile broadband. The optional webcam and 5MP auto-focus camera can capture images or video on the go.

Introducing the Panasonic Toughbook 20! The World’s First Fully Detachable Laptop!

Group Mobile is excited to offer the Panasonic Toughbook 20 Rugged 2-in-1 Laptop! The Toughbook 20 convertible laptop is purpose-built for demanding environments requiring full functionality, and large data capturing ability! 

 

The World’s First Fully Detachable Laptop 

The Panasonic Toughbook 20 is a 2-in-1 device specifically designed for field use by police, military, field service, logistics, oil and gas, and transportation. At only 3.9 pounds, this 2-in-1 laptop is lightweight and extremely versatile. The clever built in handle can even be used as a kickstand, providing on-the-job flexibility. Offering the best of all worlds for mobile workers, the Toughbook 20 can be used in six different usage modes including: normal laptop, isolated tablet, inscription flipped 180 degrees for presentations, automobile mode with keyboard attached, built-in lift mode or unresolved on a wall, and car mode while the device is on the move. 

The Toughbook CF-20 convertible laptop comes standard with a sixth-generation Intel Core m5-6Y57 vPro™ processor with 128GB solid state drive, 8GB RAM, HD Graphics 51 GPU, and Windows 10 Professional. The device has a 10.1″ WUXGA 1920 x 1200 sunlight viewable tough screen, and can optionally come with a digitizer for stylus input.  

 
This extremely versatile device meets military standards of MIL-STD-810G for electromagnetic interference, plus working through drops and extreme conditions such as shocks, rain, vibration, dust, sand, and extreme temperatures. The Panasonic Toughbook 20, 2-in-1 device also offers additional options such as GPS and 4G LTE mobile broadband, in addition to SmartCard technology, serial port, magstripe and 1D/2D barcode reader, plus a fingerprint scanner can be added for extended security. 
Learn more about the Panasonic Toughbook 20 here…

The rugged Toughbook 20 has a broad selection of optional accessories including a desktop dock, vehicle docks, rotating hand strap, 4-bay battery charger, carrying cases and more, all available at Group Mobile. Learn more about the Toughbook 20 accessories here…

Enjoy Incredible Savings on Select Panasonic Rugged Computers!

Occasionally, Group Mobile has overstocks or returns, as well as special deals on rugged computers. These computers are discounted so you can find excellent deals. Learn more about Group Mobile closeouts and specials...


Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 Tablet
Save $350 on a Customer Return!

The rugged Toughpad FZ-G1 from Panasonic is an ideal productivity tool for mobile workers. This tablet includes a MagTek 3-Track Magnetic Stripe Reader as well as a rotating handle with tall corner guards. The rugged Toughpad FZ-G1 runs the Windows® 8.1 Pro operating system, weighs only 2.4 pounds, and features a brilliant 10.1″ WUXGA, 10-point capacitive multi-touch + digitizer, daylight-viewable screen. Learn more about the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 Tablet Closeout…

Panasonic Toughbook 53 Laptop
Save $300 on a Customer Return! 


The Toughbook semi-rugged notebook from Panasonic (also known as the CF-53) is one of the most versatile semi-rugged notebooks ever. It features a 14″ HD LED display, the latest Intel® Core™ processor, and an oversized multi-touch touchpad. This upgraded Toughbook 53 also includes a 500GB SSD and insertable smartcard reader. This rugged laptop performs like a desktop. Embedded wireless connectivity on the Toughbook 53 includes 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Learn more about the Panasonic Toughbook 53 Laptop Closeout…

Panasonic Toughbook 19 Convertible Laptop
Save $530 on a Customer Return! 

The Panasonic Toughbook 19 fully rugged tablet PC is a convertible-style computer that can be used as either a rugged notebook or as a rugged tablet. With the release of a button the Toughbook 19 screen swivels to fold flat and converts from an laptop to a tablet. This base model Panasonic Toughbook 19 has a “finger-touch” touchscreen and runs on Windows® 7. The brilliant LED screen on the rugged Toughbook 19 is readable even in direct sunlight. Learn more about the Panasonic Toughbook 19 Convertible Laptop Closeout…

New Rugged Computers from Getac!

The new Getac F110 tablet and V110 rugged convertible are setting new standards with thin, light designs; large displays; and industry-leading speed, performance, and features! Both computers meet MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards for durability and protection against dirt, dust, water, motion, vibration, temperature and other factors that would quickly damage commercial-grade convertibles and tablets. The Getac F110 and V110 also have a 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty!

Getac F110 TabletGetac F110 

Fully Rugged Tablet 

The Getac F110 is a large-screen rugged tablet that offers superior performance. Its large 11.6 inch display utilizes LumiBond technology to achieve better contrast and more crisp colors. Getac’s multi-touch display technology makes the screen respond effortlessly to touch, press, and drag motions.


At 3 pounds, the F110 is among the lightest large-screen, fully rugged tablets ever built. It is powered by Intel Core i5 (1.9GHz) or i7 (2.1GHz) processors, 4GB RAM, and a 128GB solid state drive. It has built-in 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth, and optional 4G LTE Mobile broadband to keep workers connected. An optional webcam and 5MP auto-focus camera can capture images or video on the go.
For vehicle deployments, three pass-through antenna ports can be added, allowing customers to simultaneously connect high-gain GPS, WWAN, and WLAN roof-mounted antennae. The F110’s optional dedicated GPS offers two times search capacity, faster location positioning, and improved accuracy over competitors’ embedded GPS designs.

The dual hot-swappable batteries allow for uninterrupted power by simply “swapping” in a fresh battery without shutting down applications or the operating system. To learn more and order the Getac F110, visit http://www.groupmobile.com/product.asp/sku=6953.

Getac V110 ConvertibleGetac V110   

Rugged Convertible Notebook 

The Getac V110 quickly transforms from a notebook to a tablet computer. Weighing just over four pounds, it is among the thinnest and lightest fully rugged convertibles ever built.   

The V110’s large 11.6 inch multi-touch display utilizes Getac’s LumiBond technology. It has a full-size, back-lit, waterproof keyboard with 88 standard-sized keys. The red backlight allows users to type in low-light conditions and reduces eyestrain.

The Getac V110 is powered by Intel Core i5 (1.9GHz) or i7 (2.1GHz) processors, 4GB RAM, and a 128GB solid state drive. It has built-in 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth, and optional 4G LTE Mobile broadband. The optional webcam and 5MP auto-focus camera can capture images or video on the go.
For vehicle deployments, three optional pass-through antenna ports can be added to simultaneously connect high-gain GPS, WWAN, and WLAN roof-mounted antennae. The optional dedicated GPS offers two times search capacity, faster location positioning, and improved accuracy over embedded GPS designs.

The dual hot-swappable batteries provide endless power by “swapping” in a fresh battery without having to shut down applications or the operating system.To learn more and order the Getac V110, visit

http://www.groupmobile.com/product.asp/sku=6961.