It’s been an incredibly busy time here at Tablet PC and I’m ashamed to say that this one slipped by without a shout! Motion Computing have updated the F5 series to the Motion F5t. Take a look at it:
Well ok, yes, the Motion F5t doesn’t look any different on the surface (much like Apple’s new iPhone) but on the inside the F5t is a complete redesign.
Having said that, all of your existing accessories – desktop, stacking and vehicle docks, port bars, car chargers, batteries, pens and cases – all still work the same with the F5v meaning that you don’t need to throw away all of your existing infrastructure to use the F5t (unlike the iPhone).
It’s shipping now and I’ve been using it for about a week. My first impressions:
- It’s bloody fast! – Thanks to a Generation 3 “Ivy Bridge” Intel Core i7 processor, the fastest DDR3 notebook RAM around, superfast Sandisk SSD drives and a bunch of other internal improvements, this is now the fastest tablet PC on the market. Let’s also not forget the on-board USB 3 port (10 times faster than USB 2 on previous models)!
- The battery life is so much better – The F5t uses that same battery as the F5v, but it lasts nearly twice as long thanks to some technical wizardry form Intel and Motion.
- View Anywhere Display – Now with Touch – For the first time we can use Motion’s legendary View Anywhere Display bonding technology with touch for the best of both worlds. Brilliant outdoor viewing with lightweight capacitive touch.
- Did I mention that it’s fast?
Of course, being fast means that you never have to wait for even the most complex of applications to load up. It’s pretty much instant. After all, who wants to wait?
New options include factory installed 8Gb RAM and 64bit Windows. Windows 8 will come when it’s released on October 26th.
The unprecedented processing power of the F5t will open up all sorts of applications that you never thought were possible for this beast. Think 3D mine site mapping in Leapfrog etc…
Video coming soon.