Motion Computing F5 Tablet PC Review

Motion recently released their newest Tablet PC, the F5. The F5 is similar in design to the C5 tablet. It is durable and targeted toward the vertical market. It weighs in at 3lbs and sports a 1.2GHz Intel Core Solo processor and 40GB hard drive. Although, they offer a 32GB Solid State Drive, which I am sure sky rockets the price. However, the F5 may just be the perfect solution for making your business paperless.

Motion Computing F5 specs as reviewed:

* Intel Core Solo processor 1.2GHz
* 945GM chipset
* 1.8" 40GB hard drive
* 10.4" XGA TFT (1024 x 768) View Anywhere display
* Windows XP OS
* Magnesium alloy casing
* Bluetooth
* Integrated EV-DO Rev.A Novatel Wireless
* 2.0 megapixel camera
* Optional barcode reader and RFID reader
* Docking station with three USB ports
* Dimensions: 10" x 10" x .95"
* Weight: 3.3lbs
* 3 year Field Warranty, they stand behind the ruggedness

Design and Build

The F5 is obviously aimed toward the vertical market with its military standard specs, but it's still consumer friendly. Companies can adopt this slate tablet for construction sites or warehouse distribution. The integrated bar code scanner and webcam are perfect for scanning those products on the go or snapping photos on site. It has a solid design and is very sturdy. The highly sealed chemical resistant chassis can definitely take the bumps and bruises of the daily grind. It can be dropped and wiped clean, all without losing your days work. Weighing in a little over 3 pounds it's one of the lightest semi-rugged tablets on the market. It has a textured rubber coating on the outside so holding it is comfortable. The handle helps as well.

Since the F5 is similar to it's sibling the C5, which is made for the medical field, they share some of the same accessories like the docking station. The dock lets you charge the spare battery and the entire slate, while giving you access to some ports including three USB ports, a VGA port and 10/100 Ethernet LAN. A convenient feature for mobile workers.

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