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Old 30-12-2013, 09:59   #1
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windows tablet

All right,

Old lap top with xp has failed. Time to get a new tablet (windows only please) that will run OCPN.

Looking for the following features:
- Touch screen
- Detachable key board (wireless)
- Mouse (wireless)
- Low power consumption (long battery life)
- Large storage. (hard drive or static not cloud)
- Internal real GPS but from what I have been reading on site this may not be possible yet with OCPN at least easily.
- USB ports
- Screen about 12" or less.
- Decent graphics (I do not play video games) From what I have been reading nobody has a bright enough screen to display in sunlight unless high $$.
- blue tooth
- Internet
- Capable of running full Windows Suite package
- Price $800 US or less
- Anything else I should be looking for.

Would like opinions of what's out there and actual use experience / recommendations.


Thanks in advance to all the techies out there.

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Old 08-01-2014, 18:43   #2
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Re: windows tablet

How about the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet (available in late January 2014)?
Processor: Intel® Z3770 Quad-Core 2.4Ghz (Bay Trail Quad Core)
OS: Windows 8.1 (includes Microsoft Office)
Display: 8.3 inch (1920x1200)
Memory: 2GB
Storage: Up to 128GB
Cameras: Front: 2 MP (HD1080p); Rear: 8MP (HD1080p)
Ports: 1x MicroUSB 3.0; 1x MicroHDMI; MicroSD ; MicroSIM (WWAN only)
Communications: 4G LTE/3G or WiFi
Battery: Up to 8 hours (20.5Whr)
Weight: 430g (0.95lbs) WiFi, 439g (0.97lbs) WWAN
Dimensions: 132 mm x 224.3mm x 8.8mm; 5.19 x 8.87 x 0.34 inches

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Old 08-01-2014, 19:47   #3
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Re: windows tablet

Have a Dell Latitude 10 (10" display) that is pretty nice. Bought a bluetooth keyboard and mouse so I do not need a dongle to use them. I loaded OpenCPN on it and it works ok as long as I have my Garmin GPS hooked up. Have not taken the time yet to figure out how to connect in with the internal GPS. Read some instructions, but it is a project for the future.

It has a single USB port that I connect a 4 port hub in to. 64GB internal SSD and extended with a 64GB HCSD card (built in slot) for storage. I opted not to have internal Broadband on mine, but it is offered if you are so inclined. Great battery life and a very tough tablet. The battery is user removable and mine came with a 30 AH pack. They offer a 60 AH, but I cannot see a need for that yet. I have run mine for a full day on battery watching movies and such with the small one. For cruising, might consider a second battery pack.

The display is bright enough to see in all but the most intense sunlight. In the shade of my jammer it is fine.
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Old 08-01-2014, 21:46   #4
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Re: windows tablet

I will purchase a nexus 7 or 10 for all my tablet/nav app needs..
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