Enterprise Mobility: Motion CL900: A Good Tablet Deserves a Better OS

By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2011-11-10 Print this article Print
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Motion Computings CL900 is an easy-to-deploy tablet computer that offers long battery life and flexible input options.
One doesn't hear the term "tablet PC much these days, but such devices have been around since the early "noughties," and Motion Computing's CL900 is a state-of-the-art personal computer in a tablet format. The CL900 runs Microsoft Windows 7 and is built around Intel's Atom Z670 CPU to be a workhorse device for use on the shop floor or in the field. With a toughened case and a screen made of Corning's Gorilla glass, it should stand up to everyday handling as well as any other tablet. The CL900 is drop-test rated to 48 inches. As extra protection from the law of gravity, the company sells a variety of sleeve and sling options for the tablet, as well as portfolios and a docking station designed for countertop-level use. Users can choose between touch for input or the CL900's included stylus. The CL900 isn't a device that you're going to carry to make you look cool, but it is assuredly a device to carry when you need to get serious work done.
P. J. Connolly began writing for IT publications in 1997 and has a lengthy track record in both news and reviews. Since then, he's built two test labs from scratch and earned a reputation as the nicest skeptic you'll ever meet. Before taking up journalism, P. J. was an IT manager and consultant in San Francisco with a knack for networking the Apple Macintosh, and his love for technology is exceeded only by his contempt for the flavor of the month. Speaking of which, you can follow P. J. on Twitter at pjc415, or drop him an email at pjc@eweek.com.

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