Health Care IT: New Motion Computing F5t, C5t Tablets Aid Health Care, Field Workers
On Aug. 14, Motion Computing rolled out the next-generation of its F5 and C5 Series tablet PCs for health care, field service, construction, retail and other industries. Although the specifications appear the same, the F5t is marketed mainly in field service industries and the C5t for health care. These new models, starting at $2,236, feature Intel's Ivy Bridge third-generation Core processors, which allow workers to optimize mobility and power saving. Motion wasn't looking for an extensive redesign in the F5t and C5t, according to Lee Hinkle, vice president of product development. "What we've done from an engineering perspective is we've adopted Intel's latest-generation core technology, and that gives you more processing power, more graphics power and more efficiency, which translates into longer battery life and the ability to execute workloads more effectively on the endpoint," Hinkle told eWEEK. However, Motion wanted to preserve the same chassis and ensure compatibility with peripherals, such as a smart card or bar-code scanner. Motion Computing ships the F5t and C5t with Windows 7 Professional, but users will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 upon its release by Microsoft. In this slide show, we take a look at Motion's latest C5 and F5 Series tablets and explore how they'll help workers in verticals such as health care, retail and shipping.
Intel Ivy Bridge Adds Processing Power
The Motion C5t and F5t tablets come with the Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 vPro. The increased processing power for the C5t and F5t models will enable health care organizations to run native electronic health care applications, according to Motion. Intel's Ivy Bridge chips bring more processing power, graphics capabilities and longer battery life, according to Hinkle. The battery lasts up to six hours. A three-dimensional Tri-Gate transistor architecture enables better performance and power efficiency.