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a FAQ that doesnt seem to have been asked...
« on: January 24, 2013, 01:49:42 AM »
whats the minimum requirements for a small portable device that WONT EVER RUN A MACHINE so i can muck around with snippets of gcode when the mood strikes? can i get away with a tiny lil pocket PC? dont have a smartphone and i WILL SHOOT anyone that suggests that option :D

i get my best ideas when im not near a computer.... :'( its like recording music. so many ideas until you hit record  :-\

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Re: a FAQ that doesnt seem to have been asked...
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 09:50:28 AM »
NONE that I am aware of.

(;-) TP
Re: a FAQ that doesnt seem to have been asked...
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 11:30:15 PM »
on the basis of one reply, im going to go talk to my local computer geeking freak :D what can be installed can always be uninstalled...

everyone prattles on about laptops and usb/serial adaptors. laptops and me have...issues.

Re: a FAQ that doesnt seem to have been asked...
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 11:49:03 PM »
I understand you question to mean you would like a small PC to play with Mach3, and some programming software like CamBam, and  such.

I just did a search for Tablet PC's, and Best Buy has a bunch of 10.1", touch screen tablets running Win 7, and Win8. Considering the huge market evolving with all the Android tablets, the PC tablets are slightly more $$.  

Best Buy has one however, that sells for $413.00, and is a real PC, not an Android oversized phone. I am sure that these size devices have optional keyboards for number and letter entry. Sounds like a pretty cool little computer.

Here is the specs from their website.

Dell Latitude 10.1" Net-tablet PC - Wi-Fi - Intel Atom Z670 1.50 GHz - LED Backlight - Multi-touch Screen 1280 x 800 WXGA Display - 2 GB RAM - 32 GB SSD - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 600 Graphics - Bluetooth - Genuine Windows 7 Professional (English) - HDMI


Processor Manufacturer: Intel
Processor Type: Atom
Processor Model: Z670
Processor Speed: 1.50 GHz
Processor Core: Single-core (1 Core)
vPro Technology: No
Cache: 512 KB
Standard Memory: 2 GB
Maximum Memory: 2 GB
Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard: DDR2-800/PC2-6400
Memory Card Reader: Yes
Solid State Drive Capacity: 32 GB
Optical Drive Type: No
Screen Size: 10.1"
Screen Mode: WXGA
Display Screen Type: Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800
Backlight Technology: LED
Touchscreen: Yes
Multi-touch Screen: Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer: Intel
Graphics Controller Model: Graphics Media Accelerator 600
Graphics Memory Accessibility: Shared
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Standard: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Standard: Bluetooth 4.0
Front Camera/Webcam: Yes
Finger Print Reader: No
Operating System Platform: Windows
Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Professional (English)
Operating System Architecture: 32-bit
Number of Cells: 4-cell
Form Factor: Slate
Height: 0.6"
Width: 10.6"
Depth: 7.3"
Weight (Approximate): 1.80 lb
Limited Warranty: 3 Year
Re: a FAQ that doesnt seem to have been asked...
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 01:51:57 AM »
;) you got it in one. something small and handy for experiments during idle moments :D

such as... i was fiddling with trying to get rotary movements during a G3 arc while retaining the "index" of the spline wizards code i was chopping up.

got it in the end...had to reshuffle some G90/G91 calls, and viola! it wasnt just a case of cut and paste, dammit!

by solving these sorts of quandaries on my own, i learn more than if it had been shown and explained and forgotten and then id be too embarrassed to ask again...

10.1" still isnt as small as im picturing but my head makes unusual pictures, so i dont trust it anymore...

thanks :) taking the time to answer, think, and post specs! appreciated :)
« Last Edit: January 30, 2013, 01:55:59 AM by HeadSmess »