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Old 10-22-2013, 12:28 PM   #16
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You may laugh at me, but I use a Panasonic Toughbook CP-30.
It is bigger and heavier than a tablet, 2.8”(H) x 11.9"(W) x 11.3"(D), but I take comfort knowing it runs mapsource, connects to all my cameras, has 500 GB of storage, does everything a computer is supposed to do and that it's Mil-Spec shockproof and waterproof, and virtually impossible to break. A full charge lasts about 8 hours.

It's fun writing Ride Reports in the rain at your campsite.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:40 PM   #17
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I use my 7,9" acer netbook for stuff like that. It also charges helmet cam ect.

I bought a bigger battery for it, and bought a 12v cigeretteplug charger, so im charging it as I ride.

Harddrive is 160gb, so for me, plenty of space for video, images ect.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:00 PM   #18
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Windows tabs for me as well. I've got the acer solid stats everything one. No defragmenting HDD's and compatible with everything as a full fledged computer.

I'm no windows lover, but android is limited and apple ipad is like a prison.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #19
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ultrabook, thin, light and powerful with full version of windows 8

we have an acer ultrabook, got it on sale for $359, 11.7" screen, I3 processor, 4gb ram, tb hard drive, very thin and light with webcam built in and a touchscreen.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:48 PM   #20
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Windows tabs for me as well. I've got the acer solid stats everything one. No defragmenting HDD's and compatible with everything as a full fledged computer.

I'm no windows lover, but android is limited and apple ipad is like a prison.
Android limited? Umm you are using win 8..root an android and can do about anything.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:52 PM   #21
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Android limited? Umm you are using win 8..root an android and can do about anything.
Some people just want a device to do what they want right out of the box without the hacking and backdoor jobs...
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:19 PM   #22
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:59 PM   #23
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Some people just want a device to do what they want right out of the box without the hacking and backdoor jobs...
Oh yeah..Macs
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:24 AM   #24
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You may wish to consider the Kingston Mobilelite

here is some info

http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/29/k...lite-wireless/

this creates it's own Wifi network. I have an iPhone4 plus the new Nexus 7, 2nd gen and with the kingston app I can access this unit.

You can plug in an external USB pocket drive and plug an SD card into the slot and transfer from one to the other, all wirelessly controlled from your iOS or Android device

It also functions as a power bank with a 1,700 mah battery so you could also charge your iPhone battery ONCE.

You can charge the internal battery from USB power outlet while riding

bob
There's also this one: http://www.amazon.com/RAVPower%C2%AE...I1N0E5WNXJOUCR

A little less money and more power in the battery.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:05 PM   #25
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There's also this one: http://www.amazon.com/RAVPower%C2%AE...I1N0E5WNXJOUCR

A little less money and more power in the battery.
that is an awesome little device:)

On my amazon wish list now..lol

thanks for pointing out!
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:11 PM   #26
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Well I picked up a HP Chromebook 11 today. It looks like its going to be able to do everything I want it to, although I'm still playing with it to be sure. I found that I really prefer the conventional keyboard as opposed to the touch screen. Also, the charging port on this is a MiniUSB which means I won't have to do any extra wiring to charge it straight off the bike.

Only down side I've found so far is that it won't recognize my Galaxy S3 as a device (although it will charge it)
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:21 PM   #27
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I have an Acer, WM special, $200 I upgraded the HD to 120G SSD and the Ram to 1G for a grand total of $350. It came with Windows 8, I use Shelltool to make it run like Windows 7. It is a bomber little laptop, super cranking fast, plenty of HD space for me, you could easily up the SSD drive up to 520G I believe. All in all it is a great little machine I have been using it daily for about a year now with ZERO issues. Battery life is good, it has a camera and all the built wifi goodies etc... best $350 I have ever spent on a computer. My very favorite is my iPad mini, though I don't think it has the capabilities you are interested in. Acer netbooks are the way to go in my opinion. Good luck.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:21 PM   #28
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Well I picked up a HP Chromebook 11 today. It looks like its going to be able to do everything I want it to, although I'm still playing with it to be sure. I found that I really prefer the conventional keyboard as opposed to the touch screen. Also, the charging port on this is a MiniUSB which means I won't have to do any extra wiring to charge it straight off the bike.

Only down side I've found so far is that it won't recognize my Galaxy S3 as a device (although it will charge it)
Let me know how you liek the chrome OS on it please...when you have time to evaluate
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:45 PM   #29
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Let me know how you liek the chrome OS on it please...when you have time to evaluate
Its different for sure, being browser based. Its simple to use, though, once you get the hang of it. I'm not a techie (as you can probably tell) but it seems fairly intuitive. Start time from off is super short as there isn't much to start. Battery life is rated around 6 hrs but too early to confirm or deny that. One thing I've gotta get used to is no right click for saving/deleting- its all drag and drop. If I am listening to music on it, it will skip/lag every now and then if I force it to process a lot of data (big pictures, .gifs, video). But for just surfing adv or other forums its smooth.

Speakers are surprisingly adequate. I didn't want to be one those guys and blast them in the store, but there will be plenty of volume for bumming around the campsite. It won't win contests on audio quality, but its really not bad for a tiny little laptop.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #30
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Android limited? Umm you are using win 8..root an android and can do about anything.
So do tell, how do I run x86 development apps, or any x86 only apps, on a rooted Android. Not happening, at least not in a reasonable manor.
I really like my Android phone, and I liked my Asus tablet, but they are limited. I can't run 'Angry Birds' on my Win 8 tablet, so I guess you could say it is limited too.
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