Running PowerSDR on Microsoft Surface Pro ?

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Is anyone running PowerSDR on a recent (2018) Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet ?  If so how is that working for you.  I am considering one of the Intel i5-7300U based ones with a 13" screen and 8 GB of RAM, running WIN10. It won't be my primary computer for controlling my Flex-1500 but it would be nice if I could use it with the rig while travelling instead of bringing my heavy Acer Quad-Core Laptop along.  

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Michael VE3WMB 
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JohnSweeney

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I have almost identical SurfacePro and it works fine.  If you need a travel setup, you can also use an iPad using SmartSDR for IOS.
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Michael VE3WMB

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Thanks John.  Just to clarify I want to run PowerSDR not SmartSDR as it is for a Flex-1500. 

From what I have read, these Surface Pros run real WIN10 so it should work.  I currently have an aging MacBook (2009) that has an Intel Core Duo in it and I have it setup to dual boot WIN7. It will work to run PowerSDR and I can even do CW at speeds less than 30WPM with little latency, but I think that this laptop is at about the bottom end of the suitable hardware range for running PowerSDR.  The Surface Pros are a bit pricey but I am hoping that since they are a Microsoft product that they do a good job of running WIN10. 

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Michael VE3WMB 
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Sorry, I read your note too fast.  I do not use PowerSDR.  Win10 works great on the SurfacePro.

Good luck!   K9EL/VA3CDX

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I will be setting my Surface Pro 3 up in the next week or so.  I do no expect any issues with the Surface. 

I will be using my setup with my RV.  
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Mike W1BFA in Maine

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Will the Surface use FireWire? I’m getting close to firing up my 5000 for the winter and need to set up another pc. Mike in Maine
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Jim Bryce W5HFS

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The Flex 1500 with Power SDR works fine on my Surface Pro 1 and also my Surface Pro 3. it's a great combination for portability.