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Old 02-12-2014, 11:58 AM   #21
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Not all the 10" screens. Both of my 10.1" EEEpcs had 1024x600 screens, that you could run at 1024x768 and cut off the sides (or made it a scrolling desktop depending on the setting), and made it look all fuzzy and shitty because it wasnt the native resolution. My first one was a 1005HA and my current one is like the older dual core brother of the same one.
Oh, yeah- I'd forgotten that the early 10" machines didn't have the 1366x768 display...

Still not relevant to Megasquirt tuning. For that, you could literally use any EEEpc ever made, although the extremely old 700-series models with the 7" 800480 would probably be a bit of a pain in the ***.
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Since some of you have mentioned windows 8 tablets, what are your thoughts on the Asus T100?

ASUS Transformer Book T100 Convertible Notebook Tablet, Specs & More

More expensive than a basic laptop, but it should be more than powerful enough for tuner studio. Is the resolution high enough to be useful?
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Why not use this app to copy the map on your phone via bluethooth https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id=com.msdroid

Than you can connect your phone/tablet to your home computer to annalize or modifie it.
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Since some of you have mentioned windows 8 tablets, what are your thoughts on the Asus T100?

ASUS Transformer Book T100 Convertible Notebook Tablet, Specs & More

More expensive than a basic laptop, but it should be more than powerful enough for tuner studio. Is the resolution high enough to be useful?
I have an Android Asus Transformer (the TF201) and liked it a lot. But what I really wanted was a touch screen laptop, and those weren't available yet. I never used it much without the keyboard, so I don't see a need for a detachable keyboard. Holding a tablet can be awkward, but the keyboard acts as a dock holding it up or holding it in your lap.

But like I said, for almost that price I was able to get an ultrabook with an i5 and a 15" touch screen, so I'd be more inclined to go that route.

Here,
this Asus this Asus
has more HD space (though it's not an SSD), more ram, a more powerful (though less energy efficient) processor, and is $150 cheaper. All you lose is that the keyboard doesn't detach, which like I said I never did that with my Transformer anyway.
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Since some of you have mentioned windows 8 tablets, what are your thoughts on the Asus T100?
A co-worker of mine has one of those. He likes it.

Screen resolution is a non-issue with the MS tuning software. The resolution-based objections which Leafy et al have posed refer to the tuning software for other ECUs. You can tune a Megasquirt in 800x600, as I have done many times.


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Why not use this app to copy the map on your phone via bluethooth https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id=com.msdroid

Than you can connect your phone/tablet to your home computer to annalize or modifie it.
Probably because he wishes to use the Autotune (VEALive) function which is available only in TunerStudio. (This is just a guess, but it's the primary reason that I never bought an Android device for use with the MS.)
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Since some of you have mentioned windows 8 tablets, what are your thoughts on the Asus T100?

ASUS Transformer Book T100 Convertible Notebook Tablet, Specs & More

More expensive than a basic laptop, but it should be more than powerful enough for tuner studio. Is the resolution high enough to be useful?
Similar to my Samsung Ativ PC500. My only advice is to get it with the keyboard upfront if optional.

1. They can be a pita to find after the fact (optional keyboards, accessories )
2. Tunerstudio , from experience, is a pita to use on a touchscreen only especially while in the car trying to tweak something while you're sitting on the side of the road.
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2. Tunerstudio , from experience, is a pita to use on a touchscreen only especially while in the car trying to tweak something while you're sitting on the side of the road.
I found this to be the case with my old P3 tablets as well.

I solved that problem by carrying a tiny little bluetooth keyboard with me in the car. When I needed to do any "serious" text entry, I used that. Most of the time it stayed in the glovebox.

This is the exact one which I have (I still have it):



There are nicer ones out there, I liked this one because of cursor keys.

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I'd look for one with upgraded ram to 2 gig myself. Rough to run windows especially w7 on 1 gig.
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Presupposing that you're comfortable installing XP on it with no support, it looks fine.

If it were me, I'd pay a little extra for one that's already loaded with the proper OS.
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Proper OS as in its incompatible with Tuner Studio or it just sucks compared to Windows 7??
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Proper OS as in its incompatible with Tuner Studio or it just sucks compared to Windows 7??
I've not run TunerStudio under Linux but the Netbooks are decent Linux machines.

I'd still hold of finding a machine with 2 gig of ram. Look around for one of the later Acer Netbooks. They had the larger battery and came with W7 installed so drivers are still fairly current.
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I've not run TunerStudio under Linux but the Netbooks are decent Linux machines.

I'd still hold of finding a machine with 2 gig of ram. Look around for one of the later Acer Netbooks. They had the larger battery and came with W7 installed so drivers are still fairly current.
Depends on the netbook my 1005ha and linux never saw eye to eye, which resulted in the processor idling at like 60% and being unable to play youtube videos at 480 and above or even local videos full screen. My 1015PN runs better on linux.
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Proper OS as in its incompatible with Tuner Studio or it just sucks compared to Windows 7??
I'm not entirely certain that I follow.

By "proper" I mean simply any version of MS Windows, as opposed to Linux. While it is possible, in theory, top install and run Tunerstudio under Linux, I have tried and failed on several occasions.

By contrast, Windows is quite easy top use and well-supported in terms of community knowledge-base. Personally, I prefer it. If you are comfortable with Linux and sufficiently well versed it to get applications to work from outside of the package manager, then by all means feel free to use it.
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I've been using an old Lenovo ThinkPad x100e (2.7 GHz single-core processor) and have been very happy with it. I did stuff 8GB of ram and a solid-state hard drive in there though to help speed it up (since it's not the most powerful thing in the world) though.
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Gotcha, thanks Joe and everyone else, sorry wasn't trying to dismiss anyone's advice I didn't see several people had responded before him, internet surfing on a cell sucks.

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Also, regarding that which is being said about Ghz and GB, I'm not kidding when I say that the last dedicated MS-tuning machine I owned had 128 MB of RAM and a processor whose speed was rated in MHz.

Seriously, don't get caught up in the notion that you need a high-end machine for this. Tuning a Megasquirt is less computationally-intensive than browsing this forum.
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Depends on the netbook my 1005ha and linux never saw eye to eye, which resulted in the processor idling at like 60% and being unable to play youtube videos at 480 and above or even local videos full screen. My 1015PN runs better on linux.
My Acer has no issues with Ubuntu but I also have 2 gig installed. I have an SSD setup with Windows 7 and the original 160G HD setup with Ubuntu. No particular reason other than I was trying to get more into Linux at one point. Now is just for TunerStudio.

Other than the issue running Office with the vertical screen resolution I'd probably still use it daily but it drives me crazy how it screws with dialogs.

But, you know that from your earlier post.
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All things considered I believe my original notion to get a Dell Latitude D420 (Intel duo core @ 1.2Ghz, 2.5 GB RAM, 60 GB HD, 198 minutes battery life and 12" screen with 1280x800 resolution) was spot on, especially for $85 and includes media drive. It has pretty good reviews from what I have seen but the only downside is I will need to get a new OS since it doesn't have one. The seller has 100% positive feedback w/ over 6k transactions, so should be everything he claims it to be. ( condition, etc.) Thanks again for everyones input!
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