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Motion Computing's J3400

Motion Computing also added to the rugged space this March, with the introduction of the J3400 tablet computer.

The Motion J3400 is geared toward health care, auditing, utility and construction verticals-or really anyone who can benefit from a 3.6-pound device that's easy to grip, has lots of connectivity options and comes with a dual battery in place that can offer 8 hours of work time.

The J3400 has a 12.1-inch screen with an active digitizer-essentially, a touch-screen that can be used with a stylus-and combines View Anywhere technology with AFFS+ technology to create what Motion calls "the best outdoor display on the market."

It has a 180-degree viewing angle, whether used vertically or horizontally; a 700-to-1 contrast radio; and an LED backlight that gets 20 percent better battery life than previous display technologies.

The benefits of AFFS+ technology are said to be sunlight readability, enhanced indoor color vividness and lower power consumption.

The J3400 has been drop-tested from 36 inches and offers the option of a solid-state drive (SSD), which uses nonvolatile memory such as flash or volatile memory such as SDRAM to store data, which, among other benefits, offers protection against bumps, drops and extreme vibration.

Connectivity comes via Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and optional mobile broadband. Customers have their choice of a 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor SU9300 or the 1.4GHz SU9400. Pricing starts at $2299.