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Tablet Packs Windows 7, Core i7, and Hefty Price

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Who needs an iPad when you can have one of these babies for just four times the price?

Still, for some people, money is no object, and for them, we have the Motion Computing J3500, which packs Intel's Core i7 processor, an ultra durable exterior (with the same Gorilla Glass as the iPhone 4) and Windows 7.

Full specs include a 12.1-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass and dual pen and touch input; the choice of either Core i5 or Core i7; a 160GB HDD or a 64GB or 128GB SSD; up to 4GB of RAM; a 3-megapixel camera and Windows 7 Professional. Geared towards industries like construction and health care, the J3500 also meets all MIL-STD-810G and IP-52 ratings to ensure protection against bumps, drops, rain, and other nasty conditions you wouldn't dream of subjecting your precious iPad to.

Ready for the price? It starts at $2,299. If you can afford it, it's available through Motion Computing's Channel Resources page.

(via Engadget)

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    back_by_demand , June 25, 2010 12:23 PM
    Steve Jobs is kicking himself that he didn't set the iPad at that price point
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    Userremoved , June 25, 2010 12:16 PM
    aznpwnedCan it touch Crysis?

    In what way?
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    gordo_46 , June 25, 2010 12:06 PM
    thats one powerfull tablet
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  • 19 Hide
    gordo_46 , June 25, 2010 12:06 PM
    thats one powerfull tablet
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    aznpwned , June 25, 2010 12:12 PM
    Can it touch Crysis?
  • 22 Hide
    Userremoved , June 25, 2010 12:16 PM
    aznpwnedCan it touch Crysis?

    In what way?
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    rhelme , June 25, 2010 12:16 PM
    I have a feeling most of the cost of the device has to do with it meeting MIL-SPEC. Usually that is not a cheap feat and require that this thing take a beating, almost quite literally and keep on functioning. There will be no dropped tablets with broken screens (more than likely) and you can use it in the rain, the desert and probably in arctic conditions, though I wonder if it has a screen heater to keep the LCD functioning at cold temps....

    Sounds like one tough tablet that will last a long time...
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    back_by_demand , June 25, 2010 12:23 PM
    Steve Jobs is kicking himself that he didn't set the iPad at that price point
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    rhelme , June 25, 2010 12:25 PM
    DjEaZy... iPad is way better and functional... why you need a i5 or i7? To do what? Play Crysis? For that amount you can by 4,5 iPad's, write an app that is useful in given situation... on the other hand... if the brand exists, that means they have a customer base... by the way, i use PC...


    I think you missed the point... I don't think this was meant to compete with the i-pad or be your normal tablet computer. This is to be on a level WELL above an ipad. Thats where you missed the MIL-SPEC rating... Go take your ipad out into the pouring rain and use it with out an umbrella or hell make it a Hurricane.... then lets take it to the desert where there is sand....

    Then lets connect some external devices as I need to load on some major applications that I can't download at less than 3G speed because it would take 4 days....

    This is meant to be kicked around, abused, dropped, used in open weather, and probably has USB ports or maybe even sealed SD card ports to make things easy.

    This isn't meant to be compared to the iPad...

    Just another apple lover showing his love for the device which is nice, but when it comes down too it, in this household the first month everyone wanted to play with it and use it... and now it sits more on the coffee table than in use....

    Our iPhones get more use than our iPad, and I have to say in my haste to have the iPad, I wasted 599 dollars....


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    joytech22 , June 25, 2010 12:34 PM
    i could do with one of these, would be much easier to use when i'm up and about compared to a laptop and i could use it while i'm walking.

    With the Ipad, your forced to use your finger(s) for everything, and the screen wont work with a stylus (SORRY FOR COMPARING THE TWO!) but with this thing, it's all guud.

    (Don't even get started about battery life :o ) Ipad kicks this thing's a** when it comes to battery.
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    Regulas , June 25, 2010 12:52 PM
    Notice the battery life was not posted, I wonder why....? LOL
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    televisi , June 25, 2010 1:07 PM
    This device would be better with internal 3G capability...
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    Diabolical User , June 25, 2010 1:09 PM
    Screen resolution? 802.11 a/b/g/n? SODIMM slot(s)? video chipset?
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    Userremoved , June 25, 2010 1:10 PM
    regulasNotice the battery life was not posted, I wonder why....? LOL

    Max 4 hours.
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    nforce4max , June 25, 2010 1:11 PM
    The price isn't to bad, I have seen tablets go for more but if you are a professional or an enthusiast then the price is only an after thought. Compared to the iPad I am surprised that it doesn't cost more plus you will be able to play some modern games like wow or half life2 but RTS games are the best for games that are point and click.
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    balister , June 25, 2010 1:25 PM
    This is a device meant for a professional setting, not your general home use/entertainment. A lot of medical professionals would love this thing simply because they could look up electronic patient medical records for all the patients they're going to be seeing instead of carrying around a number of hard copy records that can be quite heavy and hefty depending on the patient. (I use to work for a medical center and I've seen patient hard copy records that were 5 inches thick for a single patient!) Something like this would be a godsend for a lot of medical professionals allowing them to update patient information quickly and effciently while performing other tasks. The things that a medical professional does would not be doable on an iPad, but would be very doable on this device.
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    Userremoved , June 25, 2010 1:26 PM
    Yeah some tablets were more expensive.
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    anamaniac , June 25, 2010 1:29 PM
    Now this is interesting.
    But why Gorilla Glass? My Cowon S9 PMP has gorilla glass, and it only took me a couple of days to scratch it. Maybe I've just been waiting to o long hoping someone would make a phone r something with sapphire glass (sapphire glass covers for watches can be done cheaply enough, why not a phone/mp3/tablet?).

    I would actually like to have one of these for my work. I've wanted a tablet to control some equipment for a while, and I know it's possible (our tech was controlling it with his laptop, how much would it cost for someone to make the wireless adapter?). With this, it would actually last more than a week.
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    joebob2000 , June 25, 2010 1:33 PM
    balisterThis is a device meant for a professional setting, not your general home use/entertainment. A lot of medical professionals would love this thing simply because they could look up electronic patient medical records for all the patients they're going to be seeing instead of carrying around a number of hard copy records that can be quite heavy and hefty depending on the patient. (I use to work for a medical center and I've seen patient hard copy records that were 5 inches thick for a single patient!) Something like this would be a godsend for a lot of medical professionals allowing them to update patient information quickly and effciently while performing other tasks. The things that a medical professional does would not be doable on an iPad, but would be very doable on this device.


    There are already a ton of those kinds of devices out there. While this one is certainly powerful, it is by no means unique. The GP office I go to has been using them for 3 years now, and they aren't even particularly cutting edge.
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    thejerk , June 25, 2010 1:52 PM
    anyone who has used a motion computing tablet knows they're bad-ass and worth the money for professional, medical, and field-deployed environments. they're very durable and the after-sales support is very good as well. one would most likely spend the same amount of money replacing broken ipads over the life of this tablet... and you can actually use real software to do actual work.
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    RipperjackAU , June 25, 2010 2:47 PM
    Quote:
    Can it touch Crysis?


    Quote:
    In what way?


    At Motion Computing, Crysis rouches YOU!
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    RipperjackAU , June 25, 2010 2:48 PM
    "rouches", that's asian for touches. Damn the no edit function!! :( 
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