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Motion debuts the Ivy Bridge-powered C5t and F5t rugged tablets

The sturdy mobile devices also come with 10.4-inch panels, SSD storage and USB 3.0 connectivity

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.

Motion C5t
Motion C5t
Motion F5t
Motion F5t


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-08-16 (Update: 2012-08-16)