[aprssig] $60 WinBook TW700 Tablet -- Webpage With More Info Up
jason at ke4nyv.com
Wed Feb 11 07:42:04 CST 2015
I ordered mine on Sunday (2/8/15) night and had it by yesterday (2/10/15). I bought the TW700 because I found that between my 10" and 7" Android tablets, I never use the 10" because it's just too damn big to carry around on a regular basis. So far, I really like it. I too installed shell because I hate the tiled Windows 8 interface. That made it much better to deal with. My only software tests so far have been loading APRSIS32 and running that with my Kenwood D72 in GPS passthrough mode. I ran that in the car this morning to work and it seemed to work well. Really nice have a two device setup, including radio and GPS. For those interested, I also installed the Arduino IDE, compiled and loaded a simple program to a test board. No problems there. I actually did that as a test for a woodworking buddy (yeah, woodworking and electronics can come together).
If they still have them by the end of the week, I'm thinking about ordering a couple more. I already have ideas for them, including a standalone interface to my CNC controller/mill. I might opt for the 10" for that application.
I'll keep playing with it to today to see how battery works out and basic function. Good results here, so far! Jason Rausch - Amateur Radio Callsign: KE4NYV
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From: Stan Leeds <srkleeds at sbcglobal.net>
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:32 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] $60 WinBook TW700 Tablet -- Webpage With More Info Up
Randy & All,
I had the 10" version with APRSIS32 connected to my D710 for the
Beavercreek Resolution run. It ran for the whole race and then the trip
home on battery. That's almost six hours. Now I only have it
configured for monitoring instead of control of the D70, but that's
currently how I like it and it fits my need.
Next week or so, I'm trying the T3 micro for a TNC with it.
On 2/8/2015 3:30 PM, Randy Allen wrote:
> Thanks for the info!
> I wonder how well APRSIS would run on it. Maybe caching the maps on
> the SD card?
> Randy KAØAZS
> On 2/8/2015 13:52, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
>> Since my previous post on this topic, I have received a flood of
>> inquiries for more info about this cheap tablet running Windows.
>> I have now added a page to my website with pictures and more details
>> about this device. Go to:
>> - <http://wa8lmf.net/Winbook_Tablet>
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