I have to admit that we’ve all been caught up in the excitement surrounding the new generation of Slate Tablet PCs that emerged from the CES 2011 show in Las Vegas this year (they’re all still on track for April BTW).
As exciting as Tablets like the Motion CL900, ASUS EP121 and Fujitsu Stylistic Q550, not one of those slates can replace my Motion J3500.
For those of you not familiar with the Motion Computing J3500, here’s a video made at Motion’s headquarters in Austin Texas…
Why is the Motion Computing J3500 still the one for me?
- The Motion J3500 will continue to be the most powerful slate Tablet PC on the market – With a Core i7 Processor it is powerful enough to replace my desktop or laptop
- The J3500’s Hydis AFFS+ Display is still hands down the best display ever built into a Tablet PC
- Integrated fast Mobile Broadband is essential to my productivity, J3500 wins here
- It has the flexibility to act as a desktop or laptop when I need it to via two important accessories – Motion J3500 Docking Station and Motion J3500 Portable Keyboard
Most of my working week is based in a car, so I need the most mobile but powerful computing solution on the market. For me, battery life and weight convenience considerations are secondary to productivity. For that reason, the Motion Computing J3500 will continue to win hands down for some time.
I’ve taken five domestic flights across Australia this week. Having the Motion J3500 with me on a flight from Perth to Melbourne last night meant getting through over 100 emails, creating many appointments and contacts, sending 28 emails (more than one liners) and producing a new video that I will post soon. I couldn’t have done it all on a 3 hour flight with a Laptop, mobile phone or consumer tablet.
When you really do the sums, productivity like that makes the relatively higher pricing of the J3500 pale into insignificance.
That said, I am looking forward to April for the CL900 as it will certainly find a place in my daily workflow…