Motion first major OEM to market with 8 inch Tablet PC

Ls800_slate_1We knew it was happening today and thanks to Rob Bushway we know it is official- Motion Computing has released the LS800.  The LS800 is a full slate Tablet PC, think LE1600, with an 8.4" screen.  This just might be the mini-Tablet PC I have been talking about for a very long time and it looks like Motion has gotten it right.  I have always said that a mini-Tablet will require a good simple docking solution to be practical and apparently Motion agrees and the dock they have produced is really sweet.  I would have preferred XGA and I would think the View Anywhere optional screen would be mandatory for me but all in all this looks like a really nice mobile Tablet PC.  Motion, if you need someone to conduct extensive (read for a very long time) field tests then I volunteer, just to help you out.  Base price $1899 and the View Anywhere option is $299. The New York Times has a preview in today’s news and you can find the entire press release from Motion here.  Take a look at these specs from the Motion site:

  • 1.2 ghz ULV Sonoma processor, 512mb RAM (max)
  • 8.4” display (measuring just 8.94" x 6.69" x 0.87"), 2.2 lbs
  • 20 GB 1.8" HDD (60 GB max)
  • Enhanced security via fingerprint reader, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and software
  • Integrated Wi-Fi (a, b, g) , Bluetooth, IrDA and Ethernet
  • Simplified power management
  • Full range of innovative and performance-enhancing peripherals
  • Currently taking orders, View Anywhere available in September
  • MobileDock (available mid-August)

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