Non-Dedicated Devices

Gigabyte S1080

Summary
For a tablet this has a lot of functionality and connectivity often lacking on tablets. This is a consumer product so it will feel the bumps and knocks. Although they have managed to keep it light, you pay for that in a reduced battery life. The touch screen with appropriate communication software like The Grid 2*, will make this a solid communication device for a mobile user while the good processor and huge storage will provide a little extra for the more advanced users.

Technical Specifications
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CPU: Intel Atom Dual Core N570 (1.66GHz)
RAM: 2GB 1333MHz DDR2
Hard Drive: 320GB 5400rpm (SATA)
Operating System: Windows 7
Weight: 0.85kg
Ruggedness: Consumer product.
Other Features: Wireless 802.11, 1.3MPixel front webcam.
Includes: Mini Keyboard kit.

If you are a real techie and need more information, or you want to see other possible options on the S1080, please see the Gigabyte S1080 Product Spec Sheet.

If you want to Understanding Our Ratings or need help deciding What Device Should I Purchase, please see the blog articles by clicking on the links.

Accessories
There are a few accessories that add value, or protection to the S1080.
Carry Sleeve
Extended Battery
Keyboard Kit (comes included)

* The Grid 2 and other accessories are sold separately.

Price: ZAR 6,018.00

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Motion CL900 Tablet

Summary
Although lacking some of the toughness compared to the J3500 and F5, this will remind you of a true tablet. Light, good battery life while still able to take a couple of bumps and scrapes. Some nice accessories also improve it’s ability to withstand ‘rough’ users. The touch screen with appropriate communication software like The Grid 2*, will make this a solid communication device for a mobile user.

Technical Specifications
Upto 8hrs Battery LifeDust protectedProtected from water dripping at a 15 degree angleShould sustain a drop from 1.2mPassmark = 266Display: 10.1″ (1388 x 768)
CPU: Intel Atom Z670 (1.5Ghz)
RAM: 2GB 800MHz DDR2
Hard Drive: 62GB Solid State Drive (SATA 2.0)
Operating System: Windows 7
Weight: 0.95 kg
Ruggedness: IP52 Rating. 1.2m drop tested.
Other Features: Wireless 802.11, 3MPixel rear camera, 1,3MPixel front camera

If you are a real techie and need more information, or you want to see other possible options on the CL900, please see the Motion Computing CL900 Product Spec Sheet.

If you want to Understanding Our Ratings or need help deciding What Device Should I Purchase, please see the blog articles by clicking on the links.

Accessories
There are a number of accessories that add value, or protection to the CL900.
CL900 Portfolio Carry CaseCL900 Portfolio Carry Case – R526.00 – Lightweight, professional-grade carrying case also acts as a tablet stand, with two viewing angles in landscape orientation. Integrated hand strap offers portability ease while adding security and stability.

CL900 Silicone SlipCL900 Silicone Slip Cover – R451.00 – This form-fitting, silicone sleeve provides shock and scratch protection while preserving the CL-Series’ slim, lightweight design.

CL900 Carry SleeveCL900 Carry Sleeve – Price TBA – Lightweight, professional-grade carry sleeve convenient for transporting and protecting the CL-Series Tablet PC. Adjustable and removable shoulder strap and cross-strap provide a secure hold on the tablet.

CL900 Protective Film (3 pack)CL900 Protective Display Film (3 pack) – R734 – Protect your CL-Series Tablet PC from dirt and smudges while  enhancing viewability with the Protective Display Film. This durable, patented 3M technology reduces  fingerprints while minimizing glare. Includes 3 films and one squeegee for optimal application.

For a full list of options please see the Motion Computing CL900 Accessories Sheet.

* The Grid 2 and other accessories are sold separately.

Price: ZAR 14,903.00

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Motion J3500 Tablet

Summary
Although it looks like a tablet, this machine has the power of a laptop under the hood. The bigger screen size will be appreciated by some, but it pays for it in weight. The good battery life becomes fantastic with the hot swappable batteries and it is going to take those bumps and scrapes that come it’s way. Some nice accessories also improve it”s ability to withstand ”rough” users. The touch screen with appropriate communication software like The Grid 2*, will make this a solid communication device for a mobile user and with the upgrade possibilities this can be a serious workhorse too.

Technical Specifications
Upto 7hrs Battery Life with 2 batteriesDust protectedProtected from water dripping at a 15 degree angleShould sustain a drop from 1.2mPassmark = 1315Display: 12.1″ (1200 x 800)
CPU: Intel Core i3 (1.33Ghz)
RAM: 2GB 800MHz DDR3
Hard Drive: 62GB Solid State Drive (SATA 2.0)
Operating System: Windows 7
Weight: 1.81 kg
Ruggedness: IP52 Rating. 1.2m drop tested.
Other Features: Wireless 802.11, 3MPixel rear camera, Two batteries allow hot swap.

If you are a real techie and need more information, or you want to see other possible options on the J3500, please see the Motion Computing J3500 Product Spec Sheet.

If you want to Understanding Our Ratings or need help deciding What Device Should I Purchase, please see the blog articles by clicking on the links.

Accessories
There are a number of accessories that add value, or protection to the J3500.

J3500 Work Anywhere KitJ3500 Work anywhere kit – R1357.00 – A comfortable and convenient way to carry and use any J-Series Tablet PC  all day. Provides extra screen protection with the flip cover on the sleeve, extra battery storage and alternative carrying options.

J3500 extra batteryJ3500 Additional Battery – R1508.00 – An additional battery is the perfect companion when working for extended  periods of time away from a power outlet. The LED power meter eliminates guessing.

J3500 Battery ChargerJ3500 Battery Charger – R1800.00 – The battery charger for Motion J-Series Tablet PCs is an external bay to charge additional batteries, giving the capability of a full day of performance. The charger’s LED indicates battery charge status.

J3500 Bump CaseJ3500 Bump Case – R1498.00 – The J-series Bump Case provides added protection for your J-series tablet. This ultralightweight case is ideal for mobile users who need additional protection without added weight or bulk.

For a full list of options please see the Motion Computing J3500 Accessories Sheet.

* The Grid 2 and other accessories are sold separately.

Price: ZAR 22,469.00

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Motion F5v Tablet

Summary
Although it looks like a tablet, the carrying handle makes sense. Like the J3500 this machine has the power of a laptop under the hood. The batteries will only last you through the day if you take advantage of the hot swap feature. Like the CL900 and the J3500 this will handle the bumps and scrapes nicely, and you could even use it in the shower if you feel like it. Being more rugged (rubberized case, Gorilla Glass) than the CL900 and J3500, the only accessories you might need are a few extra batteries. The touch screen with appropriate communication software like The Grid 2*, will make this a solid communication device for a mobile user and with the upgrade possibilities this can be a serious workhorse too.

Technical Specifications
Upto 4hrs battery lifeDust protected5 minutes of water sprayed from any directionShould sustain a drop from 1.2mPassmark = 1315Display: 10.4″ (1024 x 768)
CPU: Intel Core i3 (1.33Ghz)
RAM: 2GB 800MHz DDR3
Hard Drive: 62GB Solid State Drive (SATA 2.0)
Operating System: Windows 7
Weight: 1.5 kg
Ruggedness: IP54 Rating. 1.2m drop tested. Rubberized body, Corning Gorilla Glass with shock mounted display and
Other Features: Wireless 802.11, 3MPixel rear camera, 1.3MPixel front webcam.

If you are a real techie and need more information, or you want to see other possible options on the F5, please see the Motion Computing F5v Product Spec Sheet.

If you want to Understanding Our Ratings or need help deciding What Device Should I Purchase, please see the blog articles by clicking on the links.

Accessories
There are a number of accessories that add value, or protection to the F5v.
F5v Carry SleeveF5 Carry Sleeve – The Carry Sleeve allows users in the field or on their feet a comfortable and convenient way to transport and use the F5-Series Tablet PC.
F5v Additional BatteryF5 Additional Battery – An additional battery is the perfect companion when working for extended periods of time away from a power outlet. The LED power meter eliminates guessing.

For a full list of options please see the Motion Computing F5v Accessories Sheet.

* The Grid 2 and other accessories are sold separately.

Price: ZAR 29,701.00

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Panasonic CF-18

Summary
This netversable was used by the US military, but has now been replaced by the CF-19. We have managed to obtain some second hand models, that have enough computing power to operate as a non-dedicated device, have all the toughness of the CF-19, but at a fraction of the cost. The touch screen with appropriate communication software like The Grid 2*, will make this a solid communication device for a mobile user. The netversable screen adds extra functionality for those in need of the keyboard, and adds protection for travelling when closed.

Panasonic CF-18 Toughbook - closedPanasonic CF-18 Toughbook - tabletPanasonic CF-18 Toughbook - Side ports open

Technical Specifications (Differ according to which model is available)
Upto 4hrs battery lifeDust tight3 minutes of water sprayed, with force, from any directionShould sustain a drop from 1.8mPassmark = 250 to 350Display: 10.4″ (1024 x 768)
CPU: Intel Pentium M (0.9 – 1.2GHz)
RAM: 512MB – 1.5GB 266MHz DDR
Hard Drive: 30 – 80 GB Shock Mounted.
Operating System: Windows XP
Weight: 2.3kg
Ruggedness: IP65. 1.8m drop tested.
Other Features: Wireless 802.11, PCMCIA, Card Reader

If you are a real techie and need more information, or you want to see other possible options on the CF-18, please see the Panasonic CF-18 Product Spec and Accessory Sheet. However please remember that this would have been the last model of CF-18 released and the model on sale might be of a slightly lower specification.

If you want to Understanding Our Ratings or need help deciding What Device Should I Purchase, please see the blog articles by clicking on the links.

Accessories
There are a few accessories that add value, or protection to the CF-18.
Battery Pack – about R1800 if you can source them.

* The Grid 2 and other accessories are sold separately.

Price: ZAR 4,600.00

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-19

Summary
This netversable is used by the US military, it is a no-nonsense machine and can really take a knock. At the same time it is also a powerful business machine and only high end users will maybe ask for more computing power in the future. The battery life is adequate, but disappointing considering the other features. The touch screen with appropriate communication software like The Grid 2*, will make this a solid communication device for a mobile user. The netversable screen adds extra functionality for those in need of the keyboard, and adds protection for travelling when closed.
Panasonic CF-19 Toughbook - closedPanasonic CF-19 Toughbook - tablet positionPanasonic CF-19 Toughbook - laptop position

Technical Specifications
Upto 5hrs battery lifeDust tight3 minutes of water sprayed, with force, from any directionShould sustain a drop from 1.8mPassmark = 1502 (extrapolated)Display: 10.4″ (1024 x 768)
CPU: Intel Core i5 540UM (1.2GHz)
RAM: 2GB 800MHz DDR2
Hard Drive: 160GB Shock Mounted.
Operating System: Windows 7
Weight: 2.3kg
Ruggedness: IP65. 1.8m drop tested. Tiger, elephant and hand-gun tested.
Other Features: Wireless 802.11, PCMCIA, Card Reader

If you are a real techie and need more information, or you want to see other possible options on the CF-19, please see the Panasonic CF-19 Product Spec Sheet.

If you want to Understanding Our Ratings or need help deciding What Device Should I Purchase, please see the blog articles by clicking on the links.

Accessories
There are a few accessories that add value, or protection to the CF-19.
Battery Pack – R2382.00

For a full list of options please see the Panasonic CF-19 Accessories Sheet, however be aware that all the options may not be available in South Africa.

* The Grid 2 and other accessories are sold separately.

Price: ZAR 37,979.00

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