Motion debuts the Ivy Bridge-powered C5t and F5t rugged tablets
The Austin, Texas-headquartered manufacturer Motion Computing has launched two new ruggedized slate PCs, dubbed F5t and C5t. Apparently, the former offers a highly sealed, chemical resistant frame and is designed for field workers, whereas the latter is based on the foundation of the “industry’s first Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA)”, sports a disinfectable chassis and is aimed at healthcare professionals. Both tablets are now available (via authorized distributors and resellers), priced at $2,236 and up.
The F5t and C5t models have an IP54 rating and are compliant with the MIL-STD-810G military-grade standard for toughness, which means they are protected against vibration, shock, dust and water.
According to the maker, the tablets are equipped with up to a third generation ultra-low voltage Intel Core i7-3667U vPro central processing unit and a 10.4-inch LED-backlit Gorilla Glass capacitive dual-touch AFFS+ display (the F5t also comes with an optional View Anywhere panel) of 1024-by-768 pixels native resolution. Users are further provided with 2- to 4GB of internal 1600MHz DDR3L RAM, a 64- to 128GB mSATA Solid-State Drive and the integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics controller.
Reportedly, the C5t and F5t slate PCs pack Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and optional Gobi radios, an optional GPS receiver, one USB 3.0 port, RFID and barcode scanners, a fingerprint reader for enhanced security and dual cameras (1.3MP FF and 3.MP RF).
Built around an Intel QM77 Express Chipset, Motion’s latest ruggedized tablets are 0.95-inch thick and weigh 3.3lbs with their integrated hot-swappable 40WHr batteries that last for around 3.5 hours (1.5 hours charging time). The portable devices come with a 32/64-bit Windows 7 Professional operating system, but the company claims that customers can upgrade to Windows 8, when Microsoft’s new OS is released on October 26th.
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