6400M & 6600M Built in Display Question ?

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Are the displays in the 64/6600M models 8” windows tablets like the Maestro or are they dedicated Standalone graphics display modules?
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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The displays are different from the Maestro, from what I gather. However they may still be be Windows based. It's just easier that way. 
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Hello Ria,

I don't mind that it is windows based I just want to know if they are still 8” Tablets or if it is a standard graphics display module driven by a mini/micro-PC.

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Same size display as the Maestro (8-inch) with 1920x1200 resolution.   The 8-inch Maestro screen has 1280x800 resolution.
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OK let me RE-Ask my question in a different way:
Is the display in the new radios:

1. A tablet?

OR

2. A dedicated display module driven by an internal computer inside the radio. (Not A Tablet)?


(TABLET)


(DISPLAY MODULE)

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Neither.  The display unit in the 6600M/6400M has electronics that are similar to a tablet computer, but it is not an off the shelf tablet.
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OK Tim that's good news,
The last thing I want to have to worry about is a propitiatory tablet with an internal battery that will fail. Also tablet manufactures only make a model for 6 month to a year tops so after that your screwed unless the next model is the exact form factor or drop in replacement.
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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Probably not. It's a module designed for OEMs. That seems like a consumer device. 

Think of the nav system in your car. A lot of them run windows. 
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Is the original poster asking if what is seen on the screen customizable or is it fixed by internal programming??   73,Gary JN5BAA