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True Touchscreen PC Tablet

Postby NB2E » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:31 am

I'm looking for a PC for the car. In the past I've had everything from a toughbook to a Litton / L3 trunkmount system with 12" touch screen dash mounted. What I'd really like is a tablet or even a laptop that has a true touchscreen (as opposed to those requiring the use of a stylus). I don't need new, anything faster than about 1GHz with 2-4GB of ram would work fine.

Anyone know of any tablet / laptop models that had REAL touchscreens?

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Re: True Touchscreen PC Tablet

Postby Josh » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:39 pm

NB2E wrote:I'm looking for a PC for the car. In the past I've had everything from a toughbook to a Litton / L3 trunkmount system with 12" touch screen dash mounted. What I'd really like is a tablet or even a laptop that has a true touchscreen (as opposed to those requiring the use of a stylus). I don't need new, anything faster than about 1GHz with 2-4GB of ram would work fine.

Anyone know of any tablet / laptop models that had REAL touchscreens?


Depends on how new or old you want to go

Older stuff like the iTronix iix325/350 are WinXP tablets that are made of milled aluminum and built like a tank, the ix260 is a laptop with touch screen. They run at about 1Ghz

or if you're going newer, look at the Dell Inspiron Duo. It's a netbook with all it's inherent limitations, but it has a display that flips around and with the lid closed, makes for a tablet. I have one now (replaced my ix325) and am pretty satisfied with it for what I need it for.

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Re: True Touchscreen PC Tablet

Postby resqguy911 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:14 pm

NB2E wrote:I'm looking for a PC for the car. In the past I've had everything from a toughbook to a Litton / L3 trunkmount system with 12" touch screen dash mounted. What I'd really like is a tablet or even a laptop that has a true touchscreen (as opposed to those requiring the use of a stylus). I don't need new, anything faster than about 1GHz with 2-4GB of ram would work fine.

Anyone know of any tablet / laptop models that had REAL touchscreens?


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Re: True Touchscreen PC Tablet

Postby MikeOxlong » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:45 am

Josh wrote:Older stuff like the iTronix iix325/350 are WinXP tablets that are made of milled aluminum and built like a tank, the ix260 is a laptop with touch screen. They run at about 1Ghz


We were moved to the iTronix platform from Toughbooks and had nothing but problems. You could drive a truck over one and it would survive but a tech with a serial cable could kill it in seconds.

Pins would fall out of the serial ports back into the machines and short the internal components.

We bought a lot of USB Ethernet cards when the internal ethernet port failed.

When the USB ports failed, we switched to PCMCIA Ethernet cards until those failed. Time for a replacement laptop at that time.

We're back on Toughbooks now.

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Re: True Touchscreen PC Tablet

Postby NB2E » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:09 am

I think I'm going to end up going with the ExoPC Tablet. They're cheap on ebay (around $300) and seem to have pretty good specs. They do multitouch, run windows 7, have a 64gb ssd and 2gb of ram. They have 802.11g/n wireless and usb ports. If I need more than that I'll just get a USB hub and make sure all my devices are USB. They're roughly the same dimensions as the Motorola Xoom which means the RAM tablet mount for the xoom should work great.

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Re: True Touchscreen PC Tablet

Postby tuckerm » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:05 pm

resqguy911 wrote:
NB2E wrote:I'm looking for a PC for the car. In the past I've had everything from a toughbook to a Litton / L3 trunkmount system with 12" touch screen dash mounted. What I'd really like is a tablet or even a laptop that has a true touchscreen (as opposed to those requiring the use of a stylus). I don't need new, anything faster than about 1GHz with 2-4GB of ram would work fine.

Anyone know of any tablet / laptop models that had REAL touchscreens?


The HP Slate 500 http://h71016.www7.hp.com/html/Slate/index.asp and its predecessors


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