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PCC322
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:11 am    Post subject: Tablet for caching. Reply with quote

I have been using a netbook for travel and caching. Microsoft broke Win 7 on this machine, and I installed Ubuntu, which works well. However GSAK isn't fully functional under WINE, and with the large battery I got, and the AC adapter, it gets kinda heavy toting it through airports. Has anyone tried a Win 8 tablet and an OTG cable to connect to the GPS in mass storage mode to get PQ'S AND run GSAK?
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Hal-oween
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Lenovo Yoga2 is a Windows 8 laptop and I have no problems running GSAK, pocket queries and connecting to my Oregon. Not sure if that exactly answers your question.
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MNMizzou
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have your eye on a specific tablet, let's say a Surface for example (it's the only tablet I can think of that has a USB port) I would just take your GPS and a cable with you to Best Buy and try to plug it in to see if it recognizes your GPS. If it does you have 90% of the battle won. If not, you know that particular one won't fit your needs.
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