Getac's tough transforming V100 laptop

A badass machine that transforms in the blink of an eye? No, not Optimus Prime and the crew, it's the latest bone-crushing computer from hardcore spec

A badass machine that transforms in the blink of an eye? No, not Optimus Prime and the crew, it's the latest bone-crushing computer from hardcore specialists Getac.Turning up like any other ruggedised laptop, it now gets a swivel action display to switch it to a handy tablet PC.The super tough secret is in the magnesium alloy casing and a hinge that looks like it's been blown from a tank hatch. Shielded inside is up to a 12.1in widescreen, Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM and 1.3MP camera.Like Stuff editorial recruits it's been put through its paces, tested down to temperature of -20°C and up to a sweltering 60°C before being dropped from desk height, then shoved in 95 per cent humidity – and still come out fighting.Getac's given it a three year warranty – we think it could probably survive most of us.Essentials Getac V100 Price: £POA On sale: Now Contact: Getac Related stories: Lenovo' s T61p is a bit of a hard case Dell's all-terrain makes the grade The world’s hardest hard drive