Motion announces "rugged" tablet PCs

Motion Computing has today announced two new rugged tablet PCs with Intel Core vPro processors, which it is touting as an industry first.

The new tablet PCs are the F5v and C5v, which feature Intel Core i7 and Core i5 vPro processors respectively. The vPro processors are designed to enhance remote management, increase security with Intel’s Anti-Theft and Computrace technologies, improve multitasking with automatically adjusting processor speed to suit the workload, and will save battery life compared to older models.

They will also offer 4GB or DDR3 RAM and 160GB of hard drive space, a hot-swap battery feature for easy replacement of charged batteries without interruption, integrated Gobi2000 mobile broadband supporting multi-mode 3G mobile Internet access on either HSPA or CDMA2000 EV-DO networks in markets around the world, and an optional 3.0 megapixel webcam.

They will also be more durable than other tablet PCs, claims Motion, thanks to the Corning Gorilla glass used, which will offer up to four times better breakage resistance along with a new anti-smear coating for improved visibility.

They have been drop tested on 26 sides and are fully sealed against dust and moisture. They are designed to withstand bumps, drops, rain or other conditions that can damage other devices and thus fully comply with MIL-STD-810G and IP-54 standards for working in harsh environments.

“From its inception, Motion has delivered tablet PC solutions that address the needs of a highly mobile workforce,” said Mike Stinson, Vice President of Marketing at Motion Computing. “Today we extend that leadership with the introduction of the industry’s most advanced purpose-built slate tablet PCs that offer mobility, power and durability.”

Motion C5v