Motion Computing Announces SSD for LS800 Tablet PC

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Motion Computing announced today the availability of a 1.8-inch 32GB solid state drive (SSD) for its LS800 Tablet PC. With this flash-based memory offering, Motion is delivering a more durable and better-performing ultra-mobile computing solution for vertical industries.

Motion engineering tests show that an LS800 with an SSD runs approximately 40 percent more efficiently, with faster data access times and that the SSD reduces power consumption to give the LS800 about 10 percent longer battery life.

Additionally, Motion believes the SSD will help reduce costs associated with hard drive failures. Analyst firm Gartner reports a failing hard drive is one of two top sources of system malfunctions in mobile computers, and accounts for up to 45 percent of total hardware failures.

“Solid state is an excellent storage technology option for ultra-mobile computers,” said Jillian Mansolf, vice president of marketing at Motion. “From casinos interested in offering a portable gaming experience to field service workers computing while walking and standing, the LS800 with SSD helps protect data despite everyday knocks, bumps and jolts.”

The SSD drives are available today on new LS800s for $599. Current LS800 customers can upgrade their Tablet PC to include an SSD by working through one of Motion’s Certified Maintainer partners.

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