Tablet Technology Takes Another Turn – LE1700

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always dug tablets. My friend who was a health inspector for the city used to brandish the one he had for work, and I’d turn green with envy. Then he had a gun pulled on him in a South Philly deli and decided to move on to a cushier job (albeit one without a tablet), and he only then admitted that tablet technology just wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. 

But now comes the Motion Computing’s LE1700WT Tablet PC. It is practically as powerful as your average laptop, but it comes with the all-that-it’s-cracked-up-to-be portability and touchability of today’s generation of tablets. The LE1700WT features a crisp 12.1 inch SXGA+ screen boasting WriteTouch technology, which gives users the flexibility to use a stylus, their finger, or both to navigate the Web, their warehouse’s inventory, a health inspection form, what have you.

The laptop power I was talking about comes thanks to the Windows Vista OS, powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5GHz L7400 processor and as much as 4GB of RAM. That is the supped-up version. You can also get 512MB of RAM with an Intel Core Solo Mobile Technology 1.2GHz processor and Windows XP Tablet OS.

Any IT department will feel a bit more secure with the data protection that the LE1700WT affords from unwanted access-through a fingerprint reader and an embedded trusted platform module-and from unwanted accidents-through Motion DataGuard that saves data for drops and spills of the tablet.

And what would a tablet be without wireless? Whatever config you get, you get an integrated Atheros Super AG for 802.11ABG connectivity, a built-in WWAN antenna, and integrated BlueTooth. An embedded mobile broadband is optional.

My favorite part of the Motion tablets are their accessories, which you can use to dress up your tablet like a 21st century Mr. Potato Head. Try the bump case and convertible keyboard. Snazzy up your potato tablet with a FlexDock for a mock flat-screen desktop look, or go nerdy with a pocket protector-looking protective case.

Whatever you do with your new Motion Computing LE1700WT, make sure to steer clear of shady, dirty delis in South Philly. More information and pricing available at

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By Matthew Brodsky – Laptopical

Monday, April 16, 2007