In anticipation of remote over WAN what Microsoft tablets will work keeping price reasonable for mobil

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Wanting to be ready for WAN I have the maestro on order but I do not feel I would want to leave in my king rancher . I have small book sized net book computer which could Fred a screen even the one on my navigation system. But that would tie up many other truck features.

I use a iPad and I feel stu will cover wan in the future. But if not I would like to have a reasonably priced (so if stolen or damaged) 10 inch or less tablet which can run smart sdr. Will need Bluetooth, wifi, and two USB ports would be great.

Any recommendations wil be welcomed.
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Dale KB5VE

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Brand : ?

Model # ?


Memory: ?

Video card: ?

Does it Transmit OK?

I have seen way too many generalized answers it works but how does it transmit ?

Do you have any other aplications running while mobile? Voip/Texting etc etc.

Blue tooth problems with or without using>?

At home wi-fi VS the cell tower latencies>?

I ask because a tablet with built in LTE/3/4 G costs more or could get a data dongle.

When people spend money for this they kinda need to have a really good idea on what to purchase.

So many variables...And specs can be all over the place with in a sub-group of computers.

Need to know if too buy a pony/tablet  or a full sized horse/Laptop.. lol

Looking to the future, :)===============================================>
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For a top end toy the HP Spectre x360 is fantastic - expensive but probably the best tablet/laptop I have used.

For mid price the HP Stream 8 Tablet; I had a 7" but the 8" is a massive leap forward over the 7"s feature set. WiFi and 4G so you can connect wherever and SSDR runs a dream

As HP do not do a bigger tablet running Windows but I assume that will come.

Pocket depth depending one of those would do the job for you. I have run SSDR on both and not a hiccup. I trust HP both personally and from a professional standpoint never had a problem with them or their service.

73 Steve
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I believe what Stu previewed covers wan right now, today, as will mine. But, what you said that is interesting is "that is reasonable". How often do you see yourself using it vs using a base rig? Is this something you see using at all, given you said you just put out $1000 on a Maestro? Why do you feel you need two mobile rigs? Is that even reasonable? They do have this thing called insurance.
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When I say reasonable I mean something that was lifted or broke I could live with it. I am not installing a flex 6000 in my mobil. This will be all over the wan. I have operated 75/40/20 meter mobil for 35 years and do not plan on having any large antennas or any more kw amplifiers in my car or truck but I do enjoy rag chewing with my friends when on the road. at this time I probably will but a mini Air pad and mount in my vehicle and use Stu's program . I feel the Maestro will be too large. in fact I might drop my order since I am extreamly happy with the Flex as I have it set up.

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I've been playing with a quad core atom set top box that runs win 8.1. If you have a hdmi tv you can use that for your monitor. The puter im using has 2 video outputs so im running 2 monitors. I can run ssdr skimmer log4om sdr-bridge ddutil and google chrome with overhead to spare. Cost was something like $130 which includes puter ssd memory wifi, ethernet, bluetooth usb ports mic and speaker It is fanless and the processor is only 2 watts. It will run a flex by plugging the ethernet directly into the flex and you can use the wifi to connect to the internet. You can run it out of resources but it works fine in general. The computer is called egreat i6

73 W9OY
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I have run my 6500 with a $69 WINBOOK 700 on the local WAN wifi. It works. The 800 is an 8inch version with more memory.
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I have this same setup and it works great!!