Tablet manufacturer Motion has showcased its first 10in handheld, designed to increase worker productivity within challenging business environments and reduce deployment costs by being able to run existing enterprise applications.
The Motion CL900 can be preloaded with either Windows 7 Professional or Home Premium and runs on an Intel Atom 1.5GHz processor. The 10.1in HD display has a 1376 x 768 resolution and supports input through fingers or stylus.
Corning Gorilla Glass has been used for the display, and Motion claims that it can withstand a drop from the back of a truck, a workbench or a hospital bed. The casing is also sealed to protect components from moisture, dust and extreme temperatures.
Users can choose between a 30GB solid state drive, which is standard, or upgrade to 62GB of memory. Onboard connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, SD slot, audio in/out, and video out ports.
3G mobile broadband is an optional extra, as is a rear-facing 3-megapixel and front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam.
Motion said that the device will last up to eight hours on a single charge and the 4:1 work-to-charge ratio means that battery renewal time is a speedy two hours.
Motion's latest effort looks to be considerably more portable than its previous J3500 tablet, which had a 12.1in display and weighed a rather hefty 1.6kg.
With dimensions of 276.7mm x 179.2mm x 15.4mm, the CL900 will be a similar size to the iPad and weigh a more comfortable 0.95kg.
The CL900 has also been designed to support expansion via a unique peripheral module, which could further attract enterprise users. This will help maintain durability and allow users to increase functionality by adding features such as a magnetic stripe reader or a fingerprint reader, the firm noted.
Motion expects to start shipping the tablet in the second quarter, with the optional peripheral module to be made available later this year. Although exact pricing has yet to be confirmed, the manufacturer has stated that it will be available for under $1,000 (£645).
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