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Motion Computing J3400 Now the Fastest Slate Tablet PC On the Planet



Motion Computing J3400 Tablet PCYou know that Motion Computing J3400 Tablet PC I’m enjoying the heck out of? Well, Motion has now made the Core 2 Duo 1.6 ghz option available for ordering, the first slate vendor to do so, thus making it the fastest slate tablet pc out there.

Update: Watch our boot speed test video here.

Press release:

AUSTIN, TX — June 26, 2009 — Motion Computing ®, a leader in mobile computing and wireless communications, today announced that the new J3400 Tablet PC is available with the Intel Coreâ„¢2 Duo 1.6 GHz processor.   The new processor provides advanced performance for simultaneously running multiple applications.

Motion’s J3400 offers all of the durability and functionality of a rugged PC, without the extra weight and price associated with traditional fully rugged devices.     Customers across industries, including field service, construction, healthcare and automotive services are excited about the rugged design, integrated features and outdoor visibility options.

““By providing AEC professionals with tools that support their mobile environment, Bluebeam and Motion enable project teams to communicate faster and more effectively,” said Stephani Haynes, Director of Marketing for Bluebeam Software, a leading provider of PDF solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.   ““We’re excited to see Motion, once again, listen to the industry and provide solutions that improve mobility with the latest advancements in technology.”

A variety of features combine to create a reliable, multifunctional, rugged device, including:

  • · Hot-swappable dual battery design for all day computing
  • · 1.8 inch hard disk drive (HDD) that provides extra shock protection
  • · Shock-mounted display and HDD with DataGuardâ„¢
  • · Optional low cost 64GB SSD for extreme shock and vibration protection
  • · 2.0 megapixel camera for seamless, in-the-field documentation
  • · GPS for real-time mapping, location tracking or the geo-tagging of digital photos

““Motion continues to deliver the latest technologies to offer the balance of performance and battery life our customers need to support mobile workflows,” said Mike Stinson, Motion VP of Marketing.   ““Advanced processing capabilities and a lightweight design make the J3400 an ideal solution for mobile workforces that require the protection of a rugged device.”

Pricing and Availability

The J3400 is now available with both the 1.4 GHz and a 1.6 GHz processors.   Visit for or more information or to find a certified Motion reseller.



  1. Frank

    06/26/2009 at 4:04 pm

    Nice to read this, and great that they sent you such a tablet to review.
    Sadly, in this configuration it’s a very very expensive tablet, and with the 1.8″ SSD with very limited space. And if you don’t have that much money and have to buy a HDD version, then it’s one of the slowest tablets again, sadly.
    Additionally it’s absurd how much this tablet costs in Europe.
    Else, it’s a well looking slate tablet.

  2. Anthony

    06/30/2009 at 12:04 am

    The Fastest Tablet PC? The Fastest Tablet PC? Please sir, check out the Axitron Modbook. It actually has a GPU worth talking about.

  3. Rob Bushway

    06/30/2009 at 8:13 am

    @anthony – let me buy it from Apple as a slate (without mods, etc) and then let’s talk, ok?

  4. JimAtLaw

    06/30/2009 at 7:00 pm

    Well, in defense of Anthony’s point, this isn’t really a Hackintosh, it does come with a warranty, etc., and if we’re discounting small manufacturers then Motion itself may be questionable as compared to Fujitsu, Lenovo or Toshiba.

  5. rob

    06/30/2009 at 7:42 pm

    jim – not discounting small manufacturers. What I’m saying is the ModBook can’t be ordered from the OEM like that – it is a mod, retrofited. Same logic applies if I go an alienware laptop and decide to retrofit to a slate and then start reselling that modified Alienware and supply a warranty. I don’t see a custom mod’d Alienware resellable slate in the same ballpark as an OEM original design and offering.

    I understand Anthony’s and your point, but until I can order it from the original OEM with those specs and as a slate (Alienware / Apple start selling a slate), I see the ModBook as a MacBook custom retrofitted with a digitizer – good specs and custom built tablet pc.

  6. Anthony

    07/01/2009 at 6:51 am

    I see your point. However the J3400 is too rugged for my tastes. I would be very very happy if motion updated the LE 1700 Line with the chipset of the J3400. Until then, I’m saving up for the Garage-built non-OEM Modbook.

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