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What Does The Inside of Motion Computing’s J3400 Rugged Tablet PC Look Like?



image We’ve talked a lot about how rugged and light the Motion Computing J3400 is. Instead of throwing a bunch of meaningless numbers at you, we thought we’d show you some pictures of what the inside of a J3400 looks like, which speak to the special engineering that went in to the J3400.

Be sure to watch part 1 and part 2 of our InkShow video series on the J3400 to get a hands-on feel of the rugged slate, as well as the new convertible keyboard, and be sure to checkout Motion’s official press release.

Photos courtesy of Motion Computing:

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Elastomer Overmolded Bottom case, cushions shock, seals seams, and insulates. Non-Slip grip Rigid internal Mag Frame, makes tablet strong and stiff
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Floating Foam Mounted Display. The Display moves on impact to avoid stress on the LCD panel Shoulder Strap Mount, mounted to Mag Frame
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Flexible Plastic Skins Which Surround the Frame, made of PC+ABS. They flex to resist cracking Spacing between the frame and skins. Allows skins to flex and absorb energy instead of transmitting it to the frame
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Water Sealing — molded Elastomer ““lip” on battery Water Sealing — membrane on Microphone and Speakers
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Water Sealing — Elastomer behind buttons HDD Cushion — absorbs shock
Expansion Bay has its’ own mount to the Mag frame, replaceable


  1. thomas

    03/16/2009 at 3:08 am

    how do u upgrade harddrive, Ram or mini pic card? u have to open the whole thing?

  2. Xavier

    03/16/2009 at 3:21 am

    Nice shots Rob- it does look nice and sturdy. I hope you remember how to put it back together.

  3. Sara Fauzia

    03/16/2009 at 2:36 pm

    I don’t think Rob took the pictures–he said they were courtesy of Motion Computing. But if I’m mistaken, I hope the same, too. Very nice too see the innards of an excellent machine, thanks!

  4. Rob Bushway

    03/16/2009 at 2:38 pm

    I didn’t take those pictures – Motion supplied them to me.

  5. Les Moore

    03/16/2009 at 5:45 pm

    Looks like a nice piece of hardware. I wonder if any of the Hackintosh distributions would enable you to run OS X. An all weather dual boot tablet would be sweet.

  6. Tom Nelson

    03/17/2009 at 2:11 pm

    Any word on pressure levels for the tablet?

  7. Rob Bushway

    03/17/2009 at 2:32 pm

    @tom – 256 levels of pressure sensitivity

  8. Tom Nelson

    03/17/2009 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks Rob

    If only they’d bump it to 512, I know a lot of storyboard artists that would like to use these for work in Los Angeles but the 256 levels are just to little for drawing feel.

    A lot of animation studios have been buying cintiqs, I use a 12WX myself.

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