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    Talking My 'new' toy!

    http://www.tabletpc2.com/RM.htm

    Should be arriving very soon

    It's a bit old, bit underpowered and I know its numerous flaws but it was dirt cheap & ooooh what great modding material it is!

    Now, what do I do with it? Kitchen cabinet PC? (been there, tried that) Decisions decisions!

    Rob
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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    For normal web-browsing it should be fine although more RAM will be useful. It will struggle with higher resolution flash video though.


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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    Yeah I know that from my experience with my other modding laptop, it's got 768mb in it, I will try to bump that up if the BIOS lets me
    I doubt iPlayer will run smoothly but hey ho!

    It should be fun to mess with though

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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    Etch-a-sketch v2.0
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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    Not too dissimilar a spec to the TC1100, tbh, so iplayer should run OK in plugin mode, but will struggle in full-screen. You'll love it for about a day, then yearn for something lighter with longer battery life

    jealous now, since I don't have my TC1100 anymore

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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    I think I'd looked at the HP but it was too expensive, this + 2 PSUs and the keyboard cost me £45

    It'll probably end up in one of my 3 'hardware storage areas' (ie cupboards & plastic boxes!) but it sould be fun to see what it can do. I think my little one will love it for the drawing as well

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    I found it invaluable as a business tool and for general note taking. Even without any additional apps Windows Tablet is pretty good for those purposes. Mine also made fairly light work of playing the original Neverwinter Nights (helped by the discrete nvidia GPU mind ), which is great fun prodding at the screen instead of clicking with a mouse Can't wait for Fusion based Windows tablets with digitizers to hit the market...

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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    :edit: ooh double post
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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I found it invaluable as a business tool and for general note taking. Even without any additional apps Windows Tablet is pretty good for those purposes.<snip>
    Aaaah, you see I just want it to fanny around with
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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    Research Machines, erm no they dont..

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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    Now, you see, I wasn't going to get started on RM myself...

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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    Last I heard of them when was I used their machines at school. I know they're not great

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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    We've got a couple of RM's here that were recommended to the unit years ago. They have 3.2GHz HT Pentium 4s, passively cooled GeForce 4 Ti's, a couple of other expansion cards, all wedged into a mATX desktop case, with just an 80mm fan and a 40mm fan providing the airflow. They are the noisiest *and* hottest running computers I have ever come across. I can tell when the poor sucker who's using one is going home because the background noise in the office drops *audibly*, and she's a good 20 feet away from me, with the computer underneath her desk!

    But I'm sure their mobile computers are much better designed than that

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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    http://www.tabletpc2.com/RM.htm

    Should be arriving very soon

    It's a bit old, bit underpowered and I know its numerous flaws but it was dirt cheap & ooooh what great modding material it is!

    Now, what do I do with it? Kitchen cabinet PC? (been there, tried that) Decisions decisions!

    Rob
    Depending on how big your main PC is, you could use it as a remote station for the main beast using this as a dumb terminal, and running a virtual machine on you main rig, assuming it's left on. Powerful PC, but in a form factor that you can handle. It could be the most elaborate remote control for your TV or whatever you watch stuff on (projector?)

    Failing that, if you're into Modding, you could build it into the side panel of your main PC, and have it as another touch screen type interface to control the cooling etc on your main rig like Scan did with their Jellyfish model.

    You could just look at pictures of boobs on though.
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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    Up until recently I worked for RM for many years building and repairing all the PC's that are installed in to the schools. Their latest Eco-Quiet PC's use laptop components and run extremely quiet and cool and are far different from the PC's you'd find in schools say 2+ years ago.

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    Re: My 'new' toy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tattysnuc View Post
    Depending on how big your main PC is, you could use it as a remote station for the main beast using this as a dumb terminal, and running a virtual machine on you main rig, assuming it's left on. Powerful PC, but in a form factor that you can handle. It could be the most elaborate remote control for your TV or whatever you watch stuff on (projector?)

    Failing that, if you're into Modding, you could build it into the side panel of your main PC, and have it as another touch screen type interface to control the cooling etc on your main rig like Scan did with their Jellyfish model.

    You could just look at pictures of boobs on though.
    That's probably the plan at the moment, hehe.... 'bewbs'

    I was thinking of picture frame or popping it into a kitchen cabinet door for recipes/etc - undecided yet though.

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