First tablets with Intel's Oak Trail processor ship

Fujitsu's Q550 is priced starting at $729, while Motion Computing's CL900 starts at $899

The first tablets based on Intel's processor code-named Oak Trail started shipping late last week, with the initial models targeted at businesses.

Fujitsu's Q550 and Motion Computing's CL900 tablets have Intel's Z670 processor and Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. The tablets have 10.1-inch screens and provide eight hours of battery life.

Working prototypes of Oak Trail tablets made an appearance in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and the chip was officially announced in April. Companies including Acer and Toshiba showed tablets with the chip at the Computex trade show in Taipei last week.

The single-core Z670 processor runs at a clock speed of 1.5GHz, and has on-chip features such as accelerators to decode 1080p video. In addition to Windows, the chip is compatible with Google's Android 3.0 and Intel's MeeGo operating systems.

The tablets have specific security features that could make them attractive to businesses. Fujitsu's tablet has a fingerprint reader, while Motion Computing's device is bundling Absolute Software's Computrace Complete software, which helps track lost tablets. Both tablets include Trusted Platform Management 1.2 (TPM), a hardware-based cryptography and authentication technology to enhance security.

Oak Trail tablets will complete with Apple's iPad which is finding growing interest in the enterprise. However, analysts have said that the iPad is geared more for consumers, while Oak Trail tablets will blend into IT infrastructures with compatibility for existing Windows or Linux applications.

The tablets have SSD storage and USB and HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) slots. They also have back and front-facing cameras, Wi-Fi capabilities, and come with optional 3G communication capabilities.

Fujitsu's Q550 weighs about 1.7 pounds (0.4 kilograms). It is priced starting at US$729 and is shipping worldwide. Motion Computing's CL900 weighs 2.1 pounds, is priced starting at $899, and is shipping in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, France and Germany.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags intelFujitsuhardware systemstablet PCslaptopsmotion computing

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Agam Shah

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?