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ryanpeds   

Was wondering if anyone is running Wireless Designer on a tablet with any success. Just bought a Venue 2 and want to utilize the software aspects but wanted to see if anyone was using a tablet before I buy one and test it. Hoping to only have to buy one and not go through a few tablets before finding one that works well.

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davidm   

I have been running a low cost Windows 10 tablet (Linx 1010B 10.1 inch - Intel Atom Z3735F Quad Core) for about a year for use with Wireless Designer and a Wideband Venue along with running Ambient’s ACN network. I purchased the Linx 1010 as it has 2 standard USB ports plus a micro USB port for charging. I use one USB port for connection to the Venue and the other for other uses such as a SD card reader or connecting to my Cantar X3 via a network adapter. 

 

Wireless Designer works fine for me but it’s more a remote viewer rather than a control for the Venue.  The lowish resolution screen and the vague touch screen response doesn’t really translate into an elegant and versatile computing experience. Perhaps a Microsoft tablet would be preferable and I’d consider that as an option if the Linx tablet died. 

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ryanpeds   

Thanks for your response we David. I've thought about trying out one of the mid range HP Spectre X2 tablets with it. It's a closer version to the surface pros from Microsoft but a little cheaper. I could also use it for ACN and lockit control. I'm glad you mentioned that. 

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davidm   

I power my tablet from a 12 volt to USB power adapter which has 4 outputs for charging other stuff as well. However, this all has to be powered via a DC-DC converter to run it off my cart power to prevent computer garbage noise from getting into the audio system. 

 

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ryanpeds   

I bought an HP Spectre X2 with the M5 processor and it is running Wireless Designer quite well. Only was $440 and it came with a detachable keyboard and a USB-c to USB-a adaptor. Will see how it stands up over time. 

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