Motion F5v and C5v rugged tablets get Core i5 and i7

The spread of Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 processors continues, with Motion's rugged tablet PCs the latest to pack the vPro chips.  The Motion F5v and C5v both meet MIL-STD-810G and IP-54 standards - meaning you can get them wet or drop them and still keep working - but now have faster CPUs and up to 4GB of RAM.  Motion reckon you'll see not only a 50-percent increase in performance but up to 30-percent increase in battery life.

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Motion J3400 rugged test videos: drops, water & dust

Any rubber-clad gadget can claim to be rugged, but it takes some preparation to put your shiny new product through MIL-STD-810F ruggedization testing.  It's tough when it's a cellphone; making an entire Tablet PC stand up to the same drops, dust, water and more is quite the challenge.  Still, that's what Motion did with their new J3400 rugged slate, and they've released some of the videos of the testing it endured.

Videos after the cut

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Motion LS800 Tablet PC gets Windows 7 treatment: huge success

Notebooks, MacBooks, netbooks, now tablets: Microsoft's new Windows 7 pre-beta has had another chance to do its thing, this time on Motion Computing's diminutive LS800 Tablet PC.  GottaBeMobile dug out the 8.4-inch touchscreen slate and, paying no heed to its "CPU challenged" 1.2GHz Pentium M processor, did a fresh Windows 7 install.  Considering this computer would choke with Vista, to say Windows 7 was a success is an understatement.

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Folding Door Guard – means you can fly back home with the dignity of clothing

If you travel a lot, especially internationally, you probably already know that burglars in other countries are either more abundant, or more ingenious, so staying in a hotel, regardless of the number of locks on the door, can be risky business. Well, the Folding Door Guard aims to address this issue in a portable manner.

This little device extends out, grips on the floor at the bottom, and forks itself around the door knob to make sure that door doesn’t move. However, if someone is capable of moving, or worse yet, breaking the tube-steel gadget then hopefully the 120 decibel motion sensor alarm would deter them or at least make them reconsider.

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