The S14I now includes Windows Hello encrypted biometrics, a more secure, user-friendly and faster way of accessing the Window 10 OS. - Photo: Durabook

The S14I now includes Windows Hello encrypted biometrics, a more secure, user-friendly and faster way of accessing the Window 10 OS.

Photo: Durabook

The Durabook S14I 14-inch semi-rugged laptop includes the following upgrades: the new Intel Tiger Lake 11th generation processors, the latest Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)  PCI Express (PCIe) solid state drive (SSD), and the Intel Iris Xe graphics or the option of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete graphics.

The S14I features a significant CPU upgrade with Intel Tiger Lake 11th generation platform, using Intel’s 10nm processor technology. When multitasking, this latest generation CPU is up to 63% faster than the previous 8th generation CPU from Intel. This device comes with integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, and for professionals who use intensive graphic computing, it can be upgraded to an optional standalone NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050.

The unit is equipped with the latest NVMe PCIe SSD, providing up to 1TB of storage, while its PCIe offers speeds 6x faster than Serial AT Attachment (SATA) III. Furthermore, S14I can accommodate two more internal SSD SATA III drives to maximize the onboard storage.

The upgraded S14I also offers a slew of expandable and configurable I/O options adding to its versatility. The unit has two digital and one analog video outputs; HDMI + VGA + Type-C DP; Smart card/CAC reader; optional PCMCIA or Express Card; and a RFID reader.

Further customization options include up to two RS-232 serial ports, up to two RJ-45 LAN ports, and an optional Fischer connector. In addition, its media bay options include a second battery, additional storage, or a DVD player.

Upgraded with Wi-Fi 6 AX201 and Bluetooth v5.1, the S14I delivers ultra-high speed data-transmitting capability, ensuring all information is instantly synchronized and fed back to the data center; a maximum speed of 2.4Gbps, 139% faster than AC 9260 with only 1.73Gbps; and a bandwidth eight times greater than v4.2 and capable of connecting multiple devices at once.

The S14I now includes Windows Hello encrypted biometrics, a more secure, user-friendly, and faster way of accessing the Window 10 OS. Using a fingerprint or facial recognition to sign-in is much safer than easily hacked or forgotten passwords. The unit also includes TPM 2.0 to help sniff out tampering at the time of boot-ups.

The Durabook S14I expands the definition of semi-rugged computing to include a 4’ drop rating. The S14I also offers an ingress protection rating of 53 (IP53), making it suitable for use in locations where rain or dust may be a regular occurrence. The device also has an operational range of -4°F – 140°F (-20°C ~ 60°C) allowing for use in a wide range of environments.