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Motion CL900 Tablet


Motion CL900 Tablet
Motion CL900 Tablet
Intel Atom Z670 1 x 1.5 GHz, Lincroft
Graphics adapter
10.10 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
1000 g ( = 35.27 oz / 2.2 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1200 Euro



Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 33%, features: 83%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Motion CL900 Tablet

70% Motion Computing CL900
Source: PC Mag English version
The Motion Computing CL900 is a competent Windows tablet, and one of the first released with businesses in mind. Unfortunately, a great deal of the usefulness that the CL900 offers is due to accessories that are sold separately, like the digital stylus and docking station. While the CL900 still offers long battery life, a solid feature set, and decent performance, the ease of use just can't compare to devices that include the necessary extras. The Acer Iconia Tab W500 for example, comes with a docking keyboard and mouse, making it considerably more user-friendly. The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550, the most direct competitor to the CL900, includes an identical stylus, but rather than making it an optional accessory, it's bundled with the tablet, offering the benefits right out of the box. The Q550's numerous security features and the dramatic difference in price—$1,125 as opposed to the Fujitsu's $849 price tag—the Motion Computing CL900 is clearly left behind.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
50% Motion CL900 Tablet PC review
Source: PC Pro English version
The ruggedness goes some way to justifying a price of more than a grand, but the Motion CL900 remains very much a niche, expensive product. It’s meant to be a consumer-style tablet for specialist roles, but the lack of power means even those specialists will probably lean towards Motion’s more traditional, powerful tablet alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 33% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%

Foreign Reviews

Intels Holzweg
Source: c't - 19/11 German
HD videos not fluent due to Oak Trail
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 09/01/2011



These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

Z670: Slow single core processor for tablet pcs that includes the GMA 600 graphics card (with video decoding features) and a DDR2-800 memory controller (max 2 GB).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2011-07-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)