AUSTIN, Texas – May 12, 2003 – Demonstrating market leadership and an agile build-to-order business model, Motion Computing today introduced an innovative slate Tablet PC with the breakthrough mobile performance of Intel® Centrino™ technology.
The first “pure slate” on the market to feature Intel’s most advanced mobile architecture; the Wi-Fi-enabled Motion M1300 Tablet PC delivers more processing power and longer battery life.
Compared with the company’s former top-line product, the award-winning M1200, the M1300 operates up to 30 percent faster and extends typical battery life by 10 to 15 percent.
The Motion M1300 leverages each component of the Intel Centrino mobile technology: an ultra-low-voltage Pentium M processor running at 900MHz, the Intel 855 chipset and the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection for Wi-Fi connectivity in thousands of wireless “hot spots.”
The new model also retains the popular three-pound design and industry-leading 12.1-inch display, which allows a full-size page view, and is fully compatible with all Motion M-Series accessories. Motion’s lightweight, ultramobile and durable slate design is similar in size to a spiral-bound notebook, making it ideal for pen-enabled computing in new ways and places, from hallways and coffee shops to patient waiting rooms and living room sofas. The design also avoids hinges and internal fans, two of the most fragile components of conventional notebooks and “convertible” Tablet PCs.
Effective immediately, like all of Motion’s Tablet PC models, the M1300 will be built to customer specifications, fully tested and ready for delivery within seven to 10 days of an order.
“Motion’s streamlined, build-to-order business model gives our customers early access to the latest technologies,” said David Altounian, Motion’s chief product officer. “Intel’s Centrino mobile architecture is tailor made for the needs of our customers and our company, which has a sole focus to innovate ultramobile computing and wireless communications.”
“Intel's Centrino platform is a significant advancement in wireless connectivity and power management technology,” said IDC analyst Alan Promisel. “Motion Computing’s incorporation of the new mobile processing platform into its Tablet PC will benefit customers by providing relevant and productivity-enhancing technologies. Motion, as one of the first OEMs to offer a Centrino-enabled Tablet, has also gained a differentiator, at least for the time being. ”
Motion M1300 specifications include:
- 900 MHz ultra-low-voltage Mobile Intel Pentium Processor
- Intel 855 chipset
- Intel Pro/Wireless 2100 (802.11b)
- 12.1-inch XGA TFT LCD
- 256MB RAM, expandable to 1GB
- 20GB, 40GB or 60GB hard drive
- Two USB 2.0 ports
- Mobile USB keyboard with Touch Pad
- Active digitizer pen (no battery needed)
- 6-cell, prismatic lithium-ion battery (lightweight 3-cell optional)
- Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
- One-year limited warranty (extended warranty available)
The M1300 also has a wide assortment of accessories and, with backward compatible options such as the M-Series FlexDock and DVD/CDRW Combo Drive, the ultramobile unit can be transformed easily into a desktop system.
Priced from £1,545 excluding VAT, the M1300 Tablet PC is available from more than 70 value-added resellers (VARs) in North America and the UK. Motion VARs serve a wide range of vertical markets, including healthcare, education, financial services, government, legal, and field sales and service.
About Motion Computing
Motion Computing – a Tablet PC market leader – combines world-class innovation and industry experience, enabling people to use computers in new ways and places. Marketed directly through its Web site and an experienced international reseller network, each Motion product is built to customer specifications. The company’s M1200 and M1300 Tablet PCs and accessories are designed for users who need a combination of true mobility, power and versatility. For more information: http://motioncomputing.co.uk
About Ergo Computing
Ergo Computing, based in Nottingham (UK), are the UK's largest specialist manufacturer of portable computers. Every Tablet PC is built-to-order, and rigorously tested and configured on the UK's most advanced bespoke robotic production facility. Committed to providing the best technical support within the IT industry, Ergo markets its range of performance portable computers and Tablet PCs into both the UK Public Sector (including Central and Local Government, National Health Service and Ministry Of Defence) and to solutions providers through a dealer network. Further information is available at http://www.ergo.co.uk.
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