Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture between Taiwanese computer electronics manufacturer MiTAC and GE Aerospace Group and is a subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex. Getac manufactures rugged and semi-rugged notebook, tablet and handheld computers for military and industrial markets. The computers are built to handle the wear and tear of those industries' applications.] Along with their rugged exterior, Getac notebooks have been noted for their brightly lit screens and durable design. All Getac computers use the Windows operating system, except the Z710 tablet, which runs Android.
In 2009, after acquiring Waffer Technology, Getac became the world's third-largest aluminum-magnesium alloy producer, a critical material for strengthening the computer cases