New Windows 7 Tablet Unveiled: Motion Computing CL900

January 13, 2011, By Christian Cawley

Expected later this year from Motion Computing is the CL900 tablet PC which might be more accurately described as a “chunk”. While flat and obviously a tablet, the finish is more like that found on a netbook than on most other tablet devices…

The Motion CL900 Windows 7 tablet

Using the Intel Oak Trail platform – an Atom processor-based SoC (system on a chip) this Windows 7 device will be able to playback HD video and is equipped with Gorilla Glass, 2.4/5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, optional HSDPA 3G and GPS, 2GB of memory and either a 30GB or 62GB solid state drive.

Apparently the device is only 16mm deep, which leads us to suspect that the Motion CL900 is a 7 inch device, and and its 8 hour battery life seems to indicate that Intel have resolved some of the power use issues that were previously turning manufacturers away from Oak Trail towards other SoC solutions.

With a decent spec, the Motion CL900 is likely to retail at £825 in the UK, which might seem a little steep to some when many better looking Windows 7 tablets have already been unveiled. Perhaps getting rid of the plastic-looking netbook housing so that it looks less like a lid-less UMPC and more like a tablet should be the first design upgrade?

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