Tablet PCs are the hottest gadgets in recent months. There is different type of tablet PCs and one of them is the rugged tablet arena. Panasonic is a leading manufacturer of rugged tablet. There are many manufacturers who entering in this segment and recently Austin’s Motion Computing launched Motion CL900. It seems to be a very good competitor of Panasonic.
The all new Motion CL900 is shock-proof, dust and moisture sealed, and also it comes with a Gorilla Glass multi-touch display with Vertak bonding. As reported it will be powered with the all new Intel’s Atom processor and durable solid state storage. It has also the latest Wireless-N connectivity.
According to the speculation, the Motion Computing is an impressive entry in the rugged tablet PC market. Its features are as follows: it weighs 2.1 pound, 10.9 x 7.06 x 0.61-inch (276.7 x 179.2 x 15.4mm) dimension, 10.1-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution, high definition capacitive touchscreen Corning Gorilla Glass display with optional pen input. You will also get an improved viewing experience in various lighting condition with the DuPont Vertak optical bonding technology.
The Motion CL900 is also has the MIL-STD-810G standards which means it should be able to withstand a drop from four feet and also has other standard like IP-52 sealing protect. It is well built with dust and moisture free features. The frame is made by an aluminum alloy internal frame and also the chassis is chemical spill-resist, which means that the internal of this tablet will be nicely protected.
While the other features like storage is also impressive with 30GB or 62GB solid state drive, and Intel’s new 1.5GHz Atom processor (codenamed Oak Trail and built with tablets in mind). It has also an SM35 Express Chipset that is supported by either 1GB or 2GB DDR2 Ram. Now talking about its physical connectivity and we found it is well equipped with a USB port, SD card reader and micro-HDMI. The wireless connectivity is also far more interesting which includes Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11b/g/n connectivity with added and optional feature Gobi 3000. The model also provides the functionality mobile broadband with GPS integration and a wireless SIM port.
The main feature is the operating system and it runs on Windows 7 professional or Home Premium by Microsoft. There are two cameras such as, one front-facing 1.3 megapixel webcam and a 3 megapixel camera facing rear. For music lovers it stands out with high definition audio codec (although there’s just a mono speaker), dual-array microphones and a combined audio in/out jack. The battery life is also good and it will give eight hours of battery life between charges.
There are also some tools to optimize the CL900 touch input. It has an optional counter-top docking station to do the same, it also provide an easy peripheral integration with three USB ports, Ethernet connectivity and power supply. There would be some upgraded peripheral modules in future expansions and the upgraded version will release later in the year.
The pricing would be around US $1000 and it will be released in the first quarter of 2011.