Motion Computing slate gets keyboard

Motion Computing slate gets keyboard

Slate-style Tablet PCs use a stylus instead of a keyboard, but Motion Computing Inc. has built a snap-on keyboard for its M1300 tablet, not only to help new users get used to the format but also to ease some applications.

'Pen computing on a slate PC is the most intuitive form of computing, although there are occasions when a keyboard is desirable,' said David Altounian, chief product officer of the Austin, Texas, vendor.

The $99 keyboard adds about a pound to the three-pound Centrino slate when snapped onto the front. It protects the 12-inch LCD screen when not in use.

Motion Computing will sell the tablet and keyboard through General Services Administration schedule resellers Dell Inc., GovConnection and Micro Warehouse Inc.

The GCN Lab will review the keyboard and the M1300 in a future issue.

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John Breeden II is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

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