The MotionCL 900: The First Worthwhile Windows 7 Slate I've Seen

Posted: Jan 7 2011, 11:26am CST | by , in News | CES

The MotionCL 900: The First Worthwhile Windows 7 Slate I've Seen
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It has an 8 hour battery.

It takes a great (and aggressively handsome) man to admit when he was wrong. And I may have been wrong about Windows 7 as a tablet OS. For a while, it seemed like we'd never see a product that had a good design, solid UI and competitive battery life. And then I ran into the MotionCL 900 at CES.

This Windows 7 slate has an 8 hour battery life, and the rep claimed that was WITH WiFi on and regular browsing / multitasking. I'll have to fiddle with the product at length to verify that, but the few minutes I was able to spend with the MotionCL 900 were very impressive.

First off: this thing looks and feels wonderful. It is notably thicker than an iPad or most of the Android tablets we've seen, so weight may be an issue. But the heft feels good in your hands and the build quality is superb. There's an active digitizer and an attached stylus that pops out of a little spring-loaded side holder. Very cool.

That 10.1" display is capacitive, and the stylus handwriting recognition is fantastic. I spent quite a bit of time doodling on it and have no complaints. MotionCL has a number of other productive tablets- none quite as cool as the 900- but you can see them in the video below.

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