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Motion F5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Motion F5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Comments about the durability and usability are generally positive. The screen and design also get good comments. Views are divided on the connectivity. Many are negative about the price.

portability, design, screen, usability, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Motion F5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Motion Computing F5


Convertible tablets are a growing presence in the mainstream markets, largely at the expense of their slate tablet counterparts. What started out as a battle between the two has fizzled in favor of convertible tablets' rotating screens and integrated...

RFID and bar code scanner. Sleek design with carrying handle. Semi-ruggedized to withstand spills and drops. Outdoor-viewable screen. Built-in Sprint EV-DO modem

Miserable performance scores. Only hospitals can afford it. Lack of connectivity ports might make customers look elsewhere

The Motion Computing F5 is a slate tablet that's aimed squarely at health-care professionals and field workers, as it integrates niche features only they can take advantage of.

Expert review by: John Breeden II (

The little tablet that could


The Motion F5v Tablet PC is perfect for medical-type uses, and it could probably find a home in places where the environment is less than ideal.

Light, large screen; good performance; handle placement makes carrying easy

Pen can be less than perfectly responsive; USB port difficult to access

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: CRN Staff (

Review: Motion Computing's Vertical-Focused F5


An increasing number of service and commercial businesses have been trying to use tablets to boost productivity and workflow. Motion Computing introduces the F5 for the vertical market.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Tiffany Boggs (

Motion Computing F5 Tablet PC Review


The F5 is obviously aimed toward the vertical market with its military standard specs, but it's still consumer friendly. Companies can adopt this slate tablet for construction sites or warehouse distribution. The integrated bar code scanner and webcam...

Semi-rugged design ; Water resistant and can withstand drops ; Lightweight ; View anywhere screen ; 3-year field warranty

No USB ports on the body, have to have dock ; White and grey color gets dirty easily

Overall my impressions of the F5 are good. It's magnesium alloy chassis is durable, but still lightweight. The design is solid and fun to play with. Keep in mind the F5 is not meant to be a consumer tablet. It is for business use and field work. Motion...

Mar, 2008

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Motion F5


This compact tablet PC at 1.6kg is surprisingly heavy for a device of its size

Good feature set ; Responsive screen ; Comfortable to hold ; Speedy performance

Quite heavy ; Limited performance

The Motion Computing F5 Tablet PC is an excellent device for fieldworkers. It's easy to hold in one hand and write with the other, and only the display's limited viewing surface lets it down

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: TechRadar (

Motion Computing F5 Tablet review


A slate-style Tablet PC with plenty of features aimed at the fieldworker

Good feature set ; Responsive screen ; Comfortable to hold ; Speedy performance

Quite heavy ; Limited performance

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Sift Ninja (

Motion Computing F5


The Motion F5 is a rugged, fully-sealed slate PC providing electronic clipboard functionality that's ideal for field workers. Motion actually refers to the machine as a slate PC, as it does away with a keyboard and other vestiges of standard laptop...

Sporting a conservative two-tone grey appearance and integrated handle, there’s no denying that the Motion F5 is built for business. Its rugged design with magnesium-alloy internal frame and Elastomer overmoulding, as well as slip-free grip and moulded...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (

Motion Computing F5


Sasha Muller takes a look at an unusual twist on the Tablet PC form factor.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (

Motion Computing F5


Tablet PCs have failed to ignite the passions of consumers worldwide, but for professional markets, they're still a popular alternative to a traditional laptop. And it's a niche which Motion Computing ably occupies, specialising in producing Tablet PCs...

Motion Computing's latest Tablet PC is tough, portable and highly versatile, but it's far from affordable.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: mathi1965 (

beauty in Motion F5 Tablet PC


my uncle is having this Motion F5 I trust this because it is from Motion Computing which is a mobile computing and wireless communications leader, combining world-class innovation and industry experience so professionals in industries such as...

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Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

The sealed Motion F5 series is a rugged, highly mobile tablet PC providing electronic clipboard functionality that is the ideal productivity tool for field workers who compute and enter data while standing or walking. Its lightweight, rugged design, superior ergonomics, integrated features and adaptable capabilities provide "on-site, real-time" productivity in the harshest environments. Take hold of your workday with the Motion F5 series. This rugged, ergonomic tool is ideally suited to complement the demands of your day, no matter where your work takes you. No longer do you have to sacrifice size and weight for outstanding performance. Light weighing with an integrated handle, this ergonomic tool is ideally suited to complement your demanding work day. The Motion F5 Tablet PC series offers true mobility with Intel Centrino technology.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card/Speaker(s)


Run Time (Up To):3.75hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):26.4cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB


Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Motion Computing
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motion F5

Input Device

Type:5-way navigation button / Digital pen / Digitizer/Digital pen / 5-way navigation button / Digitizer/Stylus / Bar-code reader / Touch-screen


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A/EDGE / GSM / HSDPA / WCDMA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11n
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/Bluetooth / 802.11 a/b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Tablet PC Edition downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Tablet PC Edition downgrade/Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.06GHz/1.2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:U1400/U2200/U7500
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Solo/Core Solo


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/2GB / 1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE/Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive
Type:Portable/Solid state/Standard

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:32GB/40GB/64GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Tablet PC
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo
Recommended Use:Corporate business
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader/Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950