Motion Computing announces new slate- LE1600


Rumors have been swirling around the Inkernet for a few days with news about a new slate Tablet PC from Motion Computing.  I just received some accurate information direct from Motion containing the official press release and detailed specs on what looks to be a fine Tablet PC.  The LE1600 is a thin and lightweight (3.13 lbs.) slate that comes with a fast processor, lots of RAM and the typical attention to detail Motion always brings to the table.  $2199.



  • Intel® Pentium® M Processor LV 758 (1.5 GHz)or Intel Celeron® M Processor ULV 373 ( 1.0 GHz).
  • Extremely lightweight – 3.13 lbs.
  • View Anywhere® technology offers optimum viewing in any lighting, indoors or outdoors. Large, 12.1" XGA TFT display with wide viewing angles. Ambient Light Sensor automatically adjusts display brightness
  • New Digital Video Interface (DVI-D) port for optimum image quality on external DVI displays or projectors.
  • Dual battery design – operate 3+ hours with the Standard Battery or get close to a full day of battery life with the Extended Battery.
  • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless connectivity to peripherals
  • Speak Anywhere™ audio offers a multi-directional array microphone design and configurable acoustics software.
  • The Motion Security Center lets you customize specific levels of protection. Integrated Fingerprint Reader prevents unauthorized access. Embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM) protects data by enabling hardware-based encryption.
  • All Motion Tablet PCs are supported by a wide range of Accessories, including docking, power and storage solutions and carrying cases

Motion press release here and full specs after the jump.

Printable Versions LE1600 Spec Sheet
Motion LE1600 Product Brochure
Chassis • Carbon Fiber Blend – upper bezel
• Magnesium Alloy – lower bezel
Operating System • Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition
Processors/Cache • Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology with the Intel® Pentium® M Processor Low Voltage 758 (2MB of L2 cache, 1.50GHz, 400MHz FSB)
• Intel® Celeron® M Processor Ultra Low Voltage 373
(512KB L2 cache, 1GHz, 400MHz FSB)
Chipset • Intel 915GMS

• 12.1" XGA TFT LCD with viewing angles up to 180 degrees
• Intel Display Power Saving Technology
• Ambient Light Sensor (ALS)
• View Anywhere® display (optional)

Digitizer Pen • Active digitizer pen (no battery required)
• Right mouse click button
• Integrated eraser

• Intel 915GMS Extreme Graphics controller
• Rotation 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°

Video RAM

• Maximum 128MB total with Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology

Audio Controller

• AC 97 audio codec
PC Card Controller

• Industry-standard CardBus controller

System Memory

Centrino Models
– Base RAM: 512MB 400MHz DDR2 memory
– Upgradeable to maximum 1.5GB
Celeron Models
– Base RAM: 256MB 400MHz DDR2 memory – Upgradeable to maximum 1.25GB

System Storage

• 1.8" Hard Disk Drive (HDD) with 30GB or 60GB capacities
• PCI bus master enhanced IDE
• Supports Ultra ATA 66/100


• Integrated Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG
network connection
• Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN controller with
RJ-45 connector (Gigabit Ethernet)
• Integrated Bluetooth® 2.0

Audio • Motion Speak Anywhere™ technology
– Multi-directional array microphone design intelligently switches between two of the three microphones based on screen orientation
– Knowles Acoustics IntelliSonic software
• Two integrated speakers
I/O Ports

• Microphone-in
• Headphone-out
• Two USB 2.0 ports
• DVI-D custom connector
• IrDA port
• External VGA port
• Motion accessory port
• RJ-45 connector
• Docking connector
• DC power in

Expansion • Secure Digital (SD) slot
• One Type I or Type II PC card slot

• 11.65" x 9.45" x 0.74” – 0.87" (296mm x 240mm x 18.7 – 22mm)

Security • Integrated Fingerprint Reader
• TCG Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.1
• Universal lock slot
• Motion Security Center

• 3.13 lbs. with Standard Battery
• 4.19 lbs. with Extended Battery


• Standard Battery
– Lithium-ion battery with 35WHr capacity
• Optional Extended Battery
– Lithium-polymer with 40WHr capacity
• Combined battery capacity
– Maximum 75WHr

Battery Charging Time

• Standard Battery only
– 1.5 hours (Tablet PC on/off)
• Standard Battery with Extended Battery attached
– 3.5 hours (Tablet PC on/off)

System Status LEDs

• Power on/off
• Battery status
• Hard Disk Drive (HDD) activity
• Wireless activity – Bluetooth and 802.11

Control Buttons

• One 5-way directional control button
• One function button, one programmable escape button and two programmable buttons
• Secure Attention Sequence (SAS) button
• Wireless on/off button

AC Adapter

• 50W universal, 2-pin jack
• 100-240V 1.5a, 50-60Hz


• Motion Dashboard control panel
• Motion Security Center
• Motion/Softex OmniPass™ Security software
• Infineon Security Platform Tools
• Toshiba Bluetooth Software
• Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
• Windows Journal
• Sticky Notes
• Pen/button-based setup utility


• Temperature
– Operation: +5°C to +35°C
– Storage: -20°C to +65°C
• Humidity
– Operating humidity: 20% to 80% without
– Storage humidity: 8% to 90% without condensation
• Altitude
– Operation: sea level 0 to 10K ft.
– Storage: sea level 0 to 40K ft.


• ACPI 1.1 compliant


• FCC: 15B, 15C
• ICES-003, RSS-210
• CE; EN55011, EN55022, EN55024, EN301-489-17, EN301-893, EN300-328
• Safety: UL, CUL, TUV, EN60950
(IEC60950-1 A11/2004)


• 1-year limited warranty
• 2-year and 3-year warranties available



Brian-the LE1600 of course! The problem with 3 year olds is, THEY GROW UP, TURN 16, AND LEARN ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX! JK has this great Tablet PC, meanwhile, I’m chugging along on one of his old laptops from 2001! JK-how many shopping days left until my birthday? Just checking. :-}

Brian Basden

Sheri, which one do you mean – my 3 year old or the LE1600? ;)


Should would make a great birthday gift (hint, hint). I know, don’t hold my breath!

Brian Basden

Found a solution-
The PDF’s are listed on your blog under:


Printable Versions • LE1600 Spec Sheet
• Motion LE1600 Product Brochure

But if you go to you can d/l them there…
This model looks absolutely incredible! I was just getting ready to buy an M1400 June 1st (finance job IRL, part-time MBA student) but I’m going to have to find a way to get this one! (Wonder how much I can sell my first-born for? I’ve got an extra one two years younger…)

Hardtop keyboard seems to be much much improved and no longer uses a cable, pen now has an eraser and recessed button, extended battery option is available so it can match the Electrovaya Scribbler’s battery life, .25 lbs thinner and .25 in lighter than the M1400, USB DVD/CDRW has an optional cable ($40, see accessories page) to power the drive through the tablet, SD memory slot I don’t remember the M1400 having, and the fingerprint scanner’s in a better location. Holy smokes this thing is smokin’! Motion really listened to their users. The LE1600 is going to out-class and out-sell everything out there – I just wonder if Motion and the resellers will be able to keep them in stock the first couple of months…!

Brian Basden

Hey, great blog, awesome posting on the new model! I wasn’t able to access the PDF’s, though… Any ideas?


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