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Cheap Windows tablet runs SmartSDR

Doug HallDoug Hall Member ✭✭
Just an FYI... I needed a cheap and small Windows computer for some experiments I was doing. I found this: https://www.amazon.com/Windows-Fusion5-Ultra-Design-Tablet/dp/B00YCX7SGU for $160 including shipping. It's a 10" tablet with Windows 10, and I was pleased to find that it also runs SmartSDR just fine. I can sit on the back porch and operate my Flex-6300 with it via my WiFi network.
Doug K4DSP


  • Delbert McCordDelbert McCord Member ✭✭
    edited September 2016
    Thank You for the heads up, I just ordered one.
  • Jerry W2TXBJerry W2TXB Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Cool! For as long as I have had the [email protected], I have not had (made) the time to set up remote ops.
  • G4NRT_Z21NRTG4NRT_Z21NRT Mr David N Bondy Member ✭✭
    edited January 2018
    Good tip, thanks Doug! 
    This tablet is also available in the UK Amazon store for GBP120 which is just about the same! 

    David G4NRT
  • Ross - K9COXRoss - K9COX Member ✭✭
    edited June 2017
    Does not have any knobs. however it is $1,039 less than a Maestro and has other functions.
  • Peter K1PGVPeter K1PGV Member ✭✭
    edited June 23
    Looks like you found a good one! I'm amazed at the low cost of so many of these tablets. This isn't much more than the cost of a Windows license to many OEMs. I wonder how they make any money? Peter K1PGV
  • Peter K1PGVPeter K1PGV Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Ah... To follow-up on my own post on the cost of these tablets, and how they can cover the Windows licens cost: 10.1" is the "breaking point" for special OEM pricing. This size gets a super low cost from MSFT (think $15). And,it's been publicly announced that screens less than 9" get no cost Windows licenses. So, 10.1" is a magic size when looking for a tablet! Peter K1PGV
  • GiulioGiulio Member
    edited September 2016
    Great! Please post a video on youtube! Giulio IZ3EAW
  • Jerry W4UKJerry W4UK Member ✭✭
    edited March 2017

    For a few dollars more you get a 11.6" screen and detachable keyboard, and it is at your local WalMart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/47055697?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227034893436&wl0=&wl1=...

    You can attach the keyboard if needed. I have one of these and it runs SmartSDR just fine.

    I have SSDR, MMTTY,and DAX running on it right now and they total about 25% CPU utilization with one slice. Takes about 50% total for four slices

    Jerry W4UK

  • Mike W9OJMike W9OJ Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Do these tablet computers have built in microphones usable on voice modes?

    Mike W9OJ
  • Doug HallDoug Hall Member ✭✭
    edited September 2016
    The tablet I bought has a built-in mic. I worked some locals on 75m last night and they said it sounded OK but lacked low-end response. I didn't try fiddling with the TX EQ, but it might be possible to improve it with some adjustments there. In any case, it does work using the built-in mic. A bluetooth headset might be better.
    Doug K4DSP
  • Delbert McCordDelbert McCord Member ✭✭
    edited September 2016
    And there is a good chance I will receive it from Amazon. I ordered a Maestro at Dayton this year. Never got a call that It was going to be shipped and to pay for it. I for one have decided not to buy it when they (if they ever do) call me.
  • Mike AustMike Aust Member ✭✭
    edited September 2016
    Got an Acer Aspire Switch 10, plays as a tablet or as a netbook, your choice. Runs SmartSDR V1.8.4, Runs CW Skimmer 10inch screen as well ( can run more than one CW Skimmer  ! ), SDR-Bridge, DDUtil, Write-log, has Window 10 with "Touchscreen" so plays like an iPad, detachable Keyboard, etc for $199 from Amazon, Same Atom Quad-Core with 32GB storage with 2GB RAM as the $160 Tablet mentioned above, with Bluetooth, 802.11, 1 USB keyboard side & 1 micro USB on tablet side, etc but with detachable keyboard built-in mic  12 hr internal battery, the keyboard acts as a stands and is reversable so that it  can sit on top of Flex-Radio a well, really cool !
    73 Mike

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