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Motorola ML 910

Moto updates its vertical market rugged notebook
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

The Motorola ML910, introduced in March of 2007, is the successor of the company's ML900. It is a rugged notebook designed primarily for vertical and governmental markets, with special emphasis on fire, law enforcement, ENS, military, utility and public services.

The machine carries over the handsome black and silver design of its predecessor, with the large Motorola logo on top of the unit. Motorola gave its flagship rugged notebook a thorough technology update, replacing the old Pentium 4 with speedier and more efficient Intel Core Duo L2400 or L7400 processors, more memory, and a dedicated ATI Radeon X1400 video processor for faster screen updates. The 13.3-inch display features the more modern wide aspect ratio format and is rated at 500 NIT for improved daylight readability.

Being a giant in the communications business, Motorola made sure the ML 910 is well connected. The machine is designed from the ground up for wireless communications, with superb RF antenna performance and options for embedded EVDO or HSDPA modems. It is also integrated with MOTOMESH, the 4.9GHz multi-band radio network for public safety users and can be integrated with private DataTAC networks.

On the safety side, the ML 910 comes with an integrated high resolution fingerprint scanner, TPM version 1.2, an optional Smart Card reader, and the software to support it all.

Note: As of 12/2011, the ML910 is no longer manufactured, but accessories and replacement parts remain available.

Added/changed Added March 2007, updated 12/2011
Processor Intel Core Duo L2400 or L7400 with Motorola thermal management
CPU Speed 1.66GHz or 1.5GHz, 667MHz front end bus
Standard/Max RAM 1GB/4GB
Disk/drive 80GB shock-mounted HD and configurable media bay with CDRW/DVD ROM or combo CDRW/DVDRW
Card slots, optional Smart Card reader 1 PC Card Type II
Display type Transmissive TFT, 500+ NIT
Display size/res 13.3-inch widescreen 1280 x 800 pixel
Graphics ATI Radeon X1400 with 128MB dedicated, MotionComp-compatible
Digitizer/pens Resistive touchscreen
Keyboard/scale Fully sealed/100% (backlight optional)
Housing Magnesium alloy casing
Operating Temp -20° to 60° Celsius
Sealing IP54
Shock 20g 11ms 1/2 sine; 30-36 inch drop depending on configuration
Size (WxHxD) 13.3 x 11.2 x 3.1 inches
Weight 9.8 lbs.
Power Smart 6,000mAH Li-Ion
Interface RS232, RJ45, RJ11, video, dock, 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0
Interface 4 USB 2.0, IEEE1394, IrDA, DVI-I
List price Inquire
Web page www.motorola.com
Brochure ML910 product brochure
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