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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:54 AM
Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:37 AM
Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:01 AM
Hey Wally, your on fire today.
They are finally building a product that can be a viable alternate to laptops used by business.
Laptops can't handle continuous operation mounted in a vehicle without constant and often fatal data crashes.
My "smart" phone is one of the newest, I spent $650, and it is extremely limited.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:14 PM
Hey DM, thanks for the compliment.
Actually, though, I post this kind of stuff pretty frequently.... in the Wall Street section. I am taking an extended fast from the Off Topics section and spend the majority of my time, now, in the Investing section (Wall St., Foreign Currencies, Gold & Precious Metals, etc.). You should stop by more often, we have some pretty good discussion over here.
I agree with your comment on laptops in vehicles. I work for a large company and our field employees use laptops as a major tool to assist them in their work. We remedied the data crash issue by installing expensive laptop mounts in the cab of each of our vehicles. It's effective (no data crashes) but how many individual consumers are willing, or able, to install a laptop mount in their vehicles? Probably not many....
We'll have to see how successful this new device by Microsoft can be.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:55 PM
I'm interested in the laptop mounts you use - got a link or a name by chance? Thanks!
Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:33 PM
Hey Adam, the manufacturer of the mounts is Gamber-Johnson. Here's the site: http://www.gamberjohnson.com/
We had an outside contractor come in and install them.... I don't think that will help you much because I don't think you are located in California. But if you want that information I can get that for you.
I can give a thumbs up to these mounts, though. We use them along with Sprint Air Cards and that set-up works pretty good.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:21 PM
I had a custom mount made by Ram Mfg. All that did was reduce the frequency of the crashes.
I found out after 3 years that a 7200 rpm HD is not good for a mobile application because the inertia from the increased speed slows the response time for the monitoring software to shut down the HD during road bumps and other excessive sudden movements.
I even went to a SSD. That stopped the HD blue screen wipes, but then I had to use the big apps over my server.
I really liked the Mini PCI Merlin cards from Sprint, they beat the heck out of the 4g USB junk on sale now.
I drove from Seattle to CA one time and only lost connectivity once at the Oregon border mountains.
You could almost play a MMORPG if you only did PVE and stuck to NPC interface.
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