Motion Computing launches new rugged tablet PC

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Motion Computing (, a provider of mobile computing and wireless communications, announced the new F5 tablet PC. The F5 is a balance between commercial-grade devices and fully-rugged PCs that have costly features only required in a small percentage of field applications, the company says. Motion is also announcing a new three year “field-ready” warranty with the F5 that covers damage from short drops (approx. 30 inches), and ordinary course exposure to rain and dust. Prices of the F5 start at $2,699.
Key features of the F5 include:

IP54 rated and designed to withstand exposure to dust and moisture
40 GB hard drive, 2 GB RAM, and Windows XP
Field-ready slate design that includes a magnesium frame, View Anywhere outdoor display, built-in handle, protective covering, and vehicle mounting options
Shock mounted hard drive
Up to 4 hours of battery usage
Fully-integrated digital camera, WAN, Bluetooth, RFID and optional barcode scanner