Category-defining Motion LS800 Offers Powerful Computing Experience in a Compact, Durable Design
Approximately half the size of most slate tablet PCs, the LS800 has an 8.4-inch display, is less than 1 inch thick and weighs 2.2 lbs. The LS800 is among the first tablet PCs with the latest generation of Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology, including the Intel Pentium® M Processor Ultra Low Voltage 753 (1.2 GHz) and the Mobile Intel® 915GMS Express Chipset.
“Motion received frequent feedback from customers about the need for a lightweight, compact and powerful tablet PC. With the LS800, we are answering an unmet need for hands-free mobility and productivity across the mobile workforce; raising the bar for the tablet PC market. Motion is defining a new category of tablet PC with this ultra-portable slate,” said Scott Eckert, Motion Computing’s CEO. “The LS800 complements Motion’s offering of best-in-class tablet PCs and accessories, while extending the company’s leadership to new customers and industries.”
“Tablet PC adoption is continuing to demonstrate steady growth, particularly among vertical market buyers, many of whom require smaller form factor slates for targeted applications,” said Leslie Fiering, vice president covering mobile computing at Gartner, Inc. “We anticipate that tablet PC shipments will double by 2008.”
Compact Mobile Computing Performance Without Compromise
The LS800 upgrades to 512MB of 400MHz DDRII memory and a 60GB 1.8” hard drive. The tablet delivers the complete Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC experience, with an 8.4-inch display and ample real estate for working with Microsoft Office 2003 and Windows XP-compatible applications.
“Motion has demonstrated a penchant for product innovation that continues with the LS800,” said Dr. Bill Mitchell, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corp. “This first-of-its-kind, small-form-factor tablet PC really sets the pace for powerful, ultra-personal Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 machines and ushers in a new era of truly mobile computing experience.”
To maximize computing performance on the go, the LS800’s slim, standard battery offers up to three hours of continuous use. Additional batteries are warm-swappable when the unit is placed in standby mode, allowing users to change batteries without fully powering down or rebooting. The ultra-portable tablet’s SVGA display provides a 120-degree viewing angle, and optional View Anywhere® display technology allows for high-quality display clarity and visibility at nearly all angles indoors and outdoors. View Anywhere gives users a 10-to-1 reduction in sunlight reflection compared to standard tablet PC displays.
Additional innovations, features and options include:
Advanced Durability and Security Protects Data and Technology Investments
To maximize durability without increasing weight, the LS800 is housed in a plated carbon-fiber chassis with metalized paint. It has a 1.8-inch hard drive for greater prevention of data loss with twice the shock resistance of a 2.5-inch hard drive. Motion applied its award-winning industrial design concepts to yield a slate tablet that is durable and suitable for diverse work environments – from the hospital to the warehouse to in-vehicle use. Back in the office, the LS800 can be converted quickly from a slate to a small-footprint desktop system, by using the optional MobileDock in combination with an external monitor and keyboard.
The LS800’s advanced security capabilities help protect user, network and enterprise data. An embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM) enables hardware-protected encryption, as well as digital certificate storage for authentication and secure e-mail applications. A built-in fingerprint reader uses biometric data to prevent unauthorized access to system resources and encrypted data. The LS800 also features the Motion Security Center for quick access to the tablet PC’s authentication, password and encryption applications. Users can disable 802.11, Bluetooth and IrDA at the BIOS level for additional data safeguarding.
The LS800 is the latest product offering from Motion, which in May 2005 announced the LE1600 – the company’s flagship full-sized slate tablet PC. A wide range of complementary peripherals are available, including the MobileDock, USB and Bluetooth keyboards, ergonomic digitizer pens and cases. The LS800 and LE1600 share L-Series peripherals, including a battery charger, keyboards, power supply and ergonomic digitizer pen. The LS800 comes with a one-year limited warranty – extendable to two or three years. The LS800 is available from Motion’s worldwide network of more than 700 value-added resellers or at www.motioncomputing.com for $1,899 MSRP.
About Motion Computing
Motion Computing produces slate tablet PCs for mobile professionals in vertical industries including healthcare, field sales and service, government and education. Motion is a mobile computing and wireless communications leader, combining world-class innovation and industry experience so individuals can use computing technology in new ways and places. Marketed through an experienced international reseller network and directly through its Web site, each Motion product is built to customer specifications. The company’s enhanced line of tablet PCs and accessories are designed to increase productivity for on-the-go users while providing security, power and versatility. For more information, visit www.motioncomputing.com
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