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1 hour ago, dat111 said:
hey everygody
just wondering if there any options around for tablet use? am i able to tune, datalog etc on a tablet?
do you guys sell the tablets to retail ( i saw on youtube) 
 

You'll need a laptop or tablet with a native Windows 10 installation. It must NOT be installed on a VM as PCMTEC recognises that it is & aborts startup. If you're considering a Windows 10 tablet, I'd suggest finding something with a decent size screen. Recommended specs below from the FAQ's
https://www.pcmtec.com/faq#image.png.313854a207b611df1f0564c922e752ff.png

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16 minutes ago, dat111 said:

thanks bill. 

my laptop is:
Toshiba satellight L650 
Intel Core i5-400 Series
4 GB RAM
window 10 upgraded from 7

im sure its capable of datalogging, but would be slow to do it. 

 

I have an old Toshiba laptop that I resurrected from a cupboard a few weeks ago & whilst it was a great machine when it was new, when I compare it to my current machine, I really don't know how I used it haha. Another thing to keep in mind is the battery life of the old Toshiba. You could easily spend an hour or more out datalogging, making changes, flashing & datalogging again. My old Toshiba only lasts about 15-20 minutes without power connected. Someone else might be using a lower spec machine that can advise how it performs datalogging.

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21 minutes ago, Bill said:

I have an old Toshiba laptop that I resurrected from a cupboard a few weeks ago & whilst it was a great machine when it was new, when I compare it to my current machine, I really don't know how I used it haha. Another thing to keep in mind is the battery life of the old Toshiba. You could easily spend an hour or more out datalogging, making changes, flashing & datalogging again. My old Toshiba only lasts about 15-20 minutes without power connected. Someone else might be using a lower spec machine that can advise how it performs datalogging.

thanks bill!! 
i do have a brand new battery for it.i can deffs understand that  datalogging an such has a heavy impacts on the battery 

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The computer needs a decent gpu/igpu solution or it'll run poorly or not at all.

I've used an older machine in the past, a Toshiba satellite l300, and it struggled with more than a dozen items being logged.

With my discussions from support, there was a feature added to lower the refresh rate or something else to help it run better.

I haven't tried using it lately and is only use it as a last resort. New laptops can be had for under $500 these days.

In regard to battery life, I bought a new battery for $20 from eBay and it lasted for ages.

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3 hours ago, dat111 said:

thanks bill!! 
i do have a brand new battery for it.i can deffs understand that  datalogging an such has a heavy impacts on the battery 

Yeah, the battery was just something else to consider when weighing up an old slow running laptop vs newer laptop. The MacBook Pro I use with Windows 10 installed via Bootcamp works great but it won't work if installed in Parallels VM which is why I mentioned that as well. The Macbook is probably overkill haha.
Older laptops don't handle resource intensive applications & need decent gpu as mentioned by @Puffwagon

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PCMTEC sure is hard on old laptops. My battery will last 1.5 hours when data logging my Holden with HP. In the Falcon I'm lucky to get 40mins with PCMTEC. I bought one of those cheap 150W inverters from Supershit for $50 and can log all day now. Has saved me from having to bite the bullet and upgrade the old girl.

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