Motion Computing has released a new rugged tablet PC known as Motion CL900, a 10-inch rugged tablet PC. The tablet PC is mainly introduced for business users and compatible for business applications.

The new tablet which is aimed towards enterprise and vertical markets is a 10.1-inch tablet which will run Windows 7 Professional and will house the Intel’s upcoming Oak Trail Atom processor. The new product will be introduced in CES 2011.

Motion Computing is known for producing rugged computing devices for healthcare, government needs, field service and construction. Their first tablet was released in 2002.

Weighing at 2.1 pounds, the new CL900 is targeted at people who work in hospitals, since it is more than tablet in helping health professionals to view patient charts and images.

Motion Computing has promised a battery life of eight hours in CL900 which takes two hours to charge, that is close to Apple iPad’s battery life which lasts up to ten hours. The tablet boasts of 1080p playback over HDMI.

The CL900 tablet can withstand a four foot drop, describes the website of Motion Computing. “It's designed to withstand a drop from the back of a truck, a workbench or a hospital bed, and is sealed to protect against exposure to moisture,dust or harsh temperatures.”

The Motion Computing CL900 features and specifications:

  • 10.1-inch display screen with HD 1376 X 768 resolution delivers bright visibility and the durability of Corning Gorilla Glass. ( Gorilla Glass material provides up to 4 times breakage resistance)
  • The tablet has touch and pen input.
  • Has met the MIL-STD-810G (drop test) and IP52 test (test against moisture and dust).
  • Processor speed of 1.5 GHz.
  • 2GB of memory.
  • Weighs at 2.1 pounds.
  • An aluminum-alloy frame.
  • There is an onboard keyboard for finger-touch or stylus typing.
  • Solid State Drive with 30GB or 62GB storage capacity.
  • Contains 3 mega-pixel camera in the rear end of the device and a 1.3 mega-pixel web camera.
  • Docking Station with 3 USB ports and Ethernet connectivity.
  • In terms of connectivity, the device offers SUB, SD Slot, Audio In/Out, Video Out, 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth 3.0, wireless SIM port and optional WWAN mobile broadband (Gobi 3000 with GPS)

The tablet from Motion Computing will be priced at $1,000 and is expected to be released in the Q2 2011.