Motion Launches New Tablet – The Motion M1400 Tablet PC

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Motion Computing announced a refresh of their M1300 Tablet PC today. The M1400 will feature Intel’s new 1.1 GHz ultra low-voltage processor, improved display and 802.11 b/g. Units are now shipping starting at $1999.

The M1400 is the third generation of an award-winning slate tablet PC design that has yielded demonstrable productivity improvements in a variety of vertical markets, and propelled Motion to top-tier status in worldwide tablet PC market share, said David Altounian, Motion s chief product officer.

Our build-to-order business model ensures customers have quick access to the latest technologies, and we ve listened to customers, resellers and leading hardware and software developers to integrate the best technologies in the M1400, Altounian added. We re confident its improved features and benefits will help speed the adoption of ink-enabled computing in the markets we serve.

Each system is equipped with high-speed wireless connectivity using an integrated Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 BG 802.11 card. Other features include the Intel 855GME chipset, 256MB to 2GB of fast 333MHz DDR memory, an enhanced 12.1-inch display, hard drive options of 20GB, 40GB or 60GB, integrated Bluetooth, integrated Ethernet, built-in fingerprint reader, USB mobile keyboard, desktop stand and hardtop cover.
What’s new with the M1400?

First Slate With Wide Viewing Angle On 12.1-Inch Display Motion s 12.1-inch XGA TFT display widely acclaimed because its dimensions approximate those of a sheet of paper is even better on the M1400. A new screen technology provides an almost unlimited viewing angle (160 to 170 degrees). Coupled with the ease of switching between portrait and landscape display modes, the new wide-view screen enhances presentation sharing and real-time tablet PC collaboration. The new screen also improves the user experience while walking, standing or sitting, and especially when viewing the tablet PC on a flat surface.

Industry-Leading Audio Now you can toss the headset and external microphone. The M1400 ushers in Motion s Speak Anywhere TM audio system. Speak Anywhere combines an advanced dual microphone array with new user-configurable software that features acoustic echo cancellation and noise suppression to reduce background sound. It also has a beam forming capability, which gives users the flexibility to accept a narrow or wide range of sound.

Mobility As Never Before Integrated Bluetooth technology coupled with Wi-Fi support via an Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 BG 802.11 card makes the thin, lightweight M1400 Motion s most untethered product ever.

Advanced Security The M1400 s built-in fingerprint reader protects critical data and network resources. Several software features also bolster security, such as the capability to password-protect the system s BIOS setup and hard disk drive.

New Power Management Capabilities In addition to leveraging the energy savings of Intel Centrino mobile technology, the M1400 provides two new features that enhance power and thermal management. The ambient light sensor automatically measures surrounding light and adjusts display brightness for maximum use and optimum viewing. The M1400 also uses display power saving technology that maximizes backlight power efficiency.

More Ink-Enabled Software For M1400 buyers, two new applications have been added to the $34.99 Motion Pak, a popular bundled software option. xThink Calculator is an ink-enabled, free-form calculator that allows users to perform handwritten computations, and Alias SketchBook Pro enables users to draw, paint and express ideas visually. Other Motion Pak titles include OneNote 2003, Virtual Drive, Microsoft Reader, Colligo and Streets and Trips.

To purchase, visit the Motion Computing site:
http://motioncomputing.com/products/tablet_pc.asp

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