Motion Computing upgrades F5 semi-rugged tablet PC

Motion Computing announced upgrades to the F5 semi-rugged tablet PC and new custom peripherals. The F5 features improved capacity with standard 80 GB hard-disk drives (HDD) at no additional cost, the company says.

“Customer feedback is a critical part of improving our tablet PCs, and based on recent input, we’re confident that these upgrades will enable our target customers to be more productive, no matter where work takes them,” says Mike Stinson, vice president of marketing at Motion.

With a new standard 80 GB HDD in the Motion F5 semi-rugged tablet PC, mobile field forces in construction, government, manufacturing and field sales and service now are able to store more images and other documentation, allowing them to complete tasks and solve customer issues when away from the office, according to Motion.

The company also announced new peripherals for the F5 designed to offer expanded options to more easily transport, charge and utilize the PCs while away from the office or standard docking stations:

  • Motion Mobile Dock. The dock offers the convenience of docking the F5 in almost any location, such as a vehicle, wall or cabinet, and features full port replication and charging capabilities.
  • Motion Flex Carry. An ergonomic solution that provides alternate methods for carrying and holding the devices throughout the workday, the Flex Carry includes shoulder and hand straps and easily fits into the standard docking station for uninterrupted workflows.
  • Motion says its tablet PCs now ship with Windows Vista Business, which offers integrated features that improve the tablet computing experience. Benefits include improved handwriting recognition, enhanced searching capabilities, tablet input panel with auto-fill features for e-mail addresses and URLs, and pen clicks that enable users to quickly conduct an action with a simple pen gesture, according to the company.

    The Motion F5 and Flex Carry are available now through the company’s network of resellers and distributors. The Mobile Dock is expected to ship Aug. 1. For more information, go to