Questions tagged [tablet]

Use this tag when searching for a handheld device, larger than the size of cellular phone, that accepts input via a touch screen.

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Tablet that comes with 100% FLOSS

I’m looking for a tablet that ships with FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) only. For the FLOSS smartphone (which I‘m also looking for), I was willing to accept the compromise that firmware/...
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Android ebook reader

I am looking for a new Android e-book reader. The primary requirements: OS: Officially supports Android v6. Weight: < 300gr, preferably < 250gr Price: < $250 Dimensions: not large (roughly ...
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Is there a tablet SOC capable of running a blob-free mainline Linux kernel with open wifi, and useable graphics support?

I am wondering, whether a platform with these specifications exists: Hacking-friendly from open boot-loader up (support for re-locking?) Linux mainline kernel (blob-free?) boot support with SMP. Free/...
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Kitchen-proof ebook reader for recipes

I'm looking for an e-book reader or tablet for use in a kitchen. Most of the recipes I use are in electronic form (saved web pages, scans of recipe cards, etc.), and running back and forth between ...
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Android tablet to be used for single dedicated purpose

I have been developing a piece of software that is essentially a web-based GUI interface that configures equipment that will be used in outdoor/field environments (over a wifi network created by the ...
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Android Tablet for long time usage

I am looking for an Android tablet which can easily run multiple weeks or even months while being hooked up to a power source. I want to use the tablet for automatically taking screenshots of ...
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Good tablet for Linux?

Just curious, any suggestions for tablets that run Linux well? There doesn't seem to be much information out there about this, but from my research a few that work well are: Samsung Slate 7 Acer ...
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Case for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 inch tablet

I have a Galaxy Tab 4, 10.1 inch tablet that is in need of a case. I am looking for a case that is similar to one I had on my Asus Transformer. Criteria: Hard cover folds over the screen Opens in ...
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Low cost Android tablets with high quality screens

I bought several inexpensive new 7″ and 10″ Android tablets from different manufacturers. The screens on all of them are quite poor. You have to look at them at just the right angle to get a ...
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Non-generic power adapters with barrel connectors with 2.5 mm OD and 0.8 mm ID for Chinese tablets?

A lot of Chinese tablets (and probably some others as well) use a barrel connector instead of microUSB to charge. They all seem to use the standard size of 2.5 mm OD (outside diameter) and 0.8 mm ID (...
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Android 10.1" tablet that supports Android 5.1 (or Cyanogenmod 12.1) or higher

I am looking to replace an ASUS Transformer (TF101). I like the 10.1" form factor as I use it for watching videos more than I use it as an eReader. One of the features I liked about the Transformer ...
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Deciding between computer, laptop or tablet-hybrid

i'm not using all my computer hardware regularly anymore and want to make a change. Currently i have: 1 stationary computer capable of running recent games 1 mini tv computer which stutters badly ...
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Portable rechargeable battery (power supply) for tablets and phones that will also jumpstart large vehicle engines

I am seeking recommendations for a portable rechargeable battery pack. Requirements Reliable Can safely power tablets and phones (only need 2.1A at once) Can reliably jumpstart a large vehicle ...
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A Phone/Tablet with WiFi

I want a phone, and I don't need 3G/4G/5G/Whatever other Gs there are, just WiFi. I have been considering the LG Optimus Exceed 2. Max Price: $40 including shippingLocation: USA Requirements Screen ...
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Tablet vs Laptop

Consider an user that mainly uses his notebook for: surf the web open 4~6 browsers tabs (ex: google + youtube + amazon + static pages) run msoffice apps (ex: excel + powerpoint + email) watch ...
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Suggest me phones with UHS-II support?

UHS-II(with 8 extra pins) supports much more speed than regular UHS-I microsd card, so I am going to buy a UHS-II microsd from (probably) Sandisk/Lexar. But I did not find any list of UHS-II supported ...
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Tablet like smart screen without battery

For a home project I'm looking for a device which will only ever show a web page, mounted on a wall. I could buy a cheap tablet for that, but I don't like the idea of having a device connected to a ...
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Which tablet with a lot of sensors (proximity, pressure,…)?

I have to buy a tablet for a research project. During the project I have to collect sensor and user inputs of the tablet (The goal is to predict the attention level of the user with machine learning). ...
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Suggest me 10 or more inch Tablet with removable battery

I don't know how to search for tablets with removable battery. If I choose tablets in gsmarena search using tablet by features, it doesn't give me option for replaceable battery. Can you suggest me ...
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Detachble / Convertible 2in1 with proper Linux/Ubuntu support

Due to the fact that my old EeePC is next to end of life (which was running with Ubuntu for 7 years) I plan to buy a similar small device as replacement. Thereby, my focus lies in the Detachable/...
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Compact, lightweight detachable laptop (or Windows tablet with keyboard accessory) with high sustained performance and long battery life

We're in the market for a Windows laptop or tablet to replace Father's ancient (nine years old!) desktop but we have some very stringent requirements: If the device is a laptop, the (touch) display ...
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Tablet for using as a digital frame

I was willing to buy a digital frame for my photos but, after some research and seeing the prices, I'm starting to think that a tablet under 100 USD should perform much better than the digital frames ...
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Small tablet as control device for home automatization

I want to control several things like lighting via Ethernet using self developed android apps. For this reason I need a solid base hardware with the following features: Must have Rocksolid hardware ...
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LCD Laptop \ Tablet

Shot in the dark here but is anyone aware of any laptops or tablets which have a pure LCD (Old LCD screen without the LED backlight). Now let me explain why... I have a brother who suffers from a ...
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Convertible tablet/laptop for multimedia/light gaming

I'm looking for a laptop/tablet with the following abilities & specifications: Ability to play lower-intensity games like Civilization V and Planetary Annihilation (confirmation from someone who ...
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DIY boards for building a lightweight Linux tablet

I'd like to build a homebrewed tablet-style device that can run an Ubuntu-ish OS pretty well. The easy solution for a DIY computer is the Raspberry Pi, since it has reasonable power and supports ...
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Portable device to show powerpoint and video content that is read only and offline

I need to purchase around 10 tablets or laptops to enable very technically challenged users to open powerpoint presentations and videos that I copy manually onto the device. The following ...
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What 2-in-1 is suited for high level graphic designers?

I'm running into issues with my current laptop (an old Macbook Pro Retina) while trying to screen record graphic design tutorials so its time for an upgrade. I don't do much video work beyond the ...
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Tablet for movie watching: ZTE SPro2 or Yoga tab 3?

I don't have a TV because I think they are ugly and require too much space. I like the idea of packing away the screen so it's not always there, in plain sight. However I still like to watch films, so ...
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Best iPad Tablet Model For DJI Drone Apps

From the first smartphones, I've always been an Android user, and have never owned a iOS based device. Every time I find myself trying to operate some function with someone's iPhone, it isn't pretty. ...
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I am looking for recomendation for tablet-like device for personalized software

I need personalized software for myself and I am looking for a dedicated tablet-like device to run this software. Software would be mostly CRUD applications for objects made mostly from text and ...
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Android device (phone/tablet) that has a display that can be easily viewed in direct sunlight

I am looking for an Android device that has a display that can be easily viewed in direct bright sunlight. I have tried several high-end cell phones, and they are all challenging to read in bright ...
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ARM Tablet 9“-13” totally free/open-source from bootloader up capable of running standard Debian Linux [duplicate]

I am looking for a tablet that can run a standard mainline blob-free Linux kernel, and has open firmwares/drivers for the at least the DMA-capable built-in peripherals. The bootloader must be open-...
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Want a Dream Tablet, with data plan, rooted to run Linux distro

My tablet no longer works. I need a replacement pretty quickly. Ideally my new tablet will have the following properties: T Mobile's data network (1700 and 2100 band?) easily rooted can run Linux ...
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sensor for human detection

I have a customer that would like to have a display that detects when a human walks up to a screen (distance like from a standard terminal) that sensor then needs to trigger a display of some data. ...
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What are good mounts (tripods, desk arm) capable of holding 2018 12.9inch iPad Pro?

I have been looking for this like crazy but all items I find are not guaranteeing support for the 2018 iPad Pro size 12.9in. I am looking for two things: a regular stand (I will use the iPad as a ...
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Inexpensive flat device with A4 or similar screen

My wife is a classical musician and is tired of managing stacks of music scores on paper. She would like an electronic device that she could place on the stand at the piano or organ and have it ...
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Tablet for reading and writing notes

I'm looking for a tablet that is optimal for reading PDFs and making handwritten notes on them. I would like a large screen: some of the PDFs are in A4 format and they should be shown in something ...
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Homeautomation Dashboard (Tablet / Wallmount)

I'm a programmer building my own Homeautomationsystem. I'm looking for some sort of tablet which I can mount to a wall and use to display information as well control things. The software I planed to ...
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Dictation tablet with Google Live Transcribe for hearing impaired

I'd like to find a solution for my grandpa who's severely hearing impaired to help him participating in the daily life. More specifically, I thought about an on-the-fly speech to text recognition with ...
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Inexpensive Electronic Task Board

I'm looking for something inexpensive to use as an electronic task board mounted on the wall in a house spending under or close to $50 if possible. Preferably a 7" screen minimum. 3" seems to small. ...
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Cheap device to take to school for light work

There are Easter Revision Sessions coming up and I can't write well so I am looking for something tablet/laptop that I will be able to write in. I also aim to use this for work for the next two years, ...
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Creating my own POS tablet

Ive been looking into POS (point of service) systems for restaurants/retail, and wish to create a system like this myself, making my own software. However, i am having trouble finding any manufacture ...
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Tablet with easily used file explorer for loading pdf files

I usually try to be pretty vague, but I think details will help here. My wife needs a mobile device that she can put in her clipboard and take with her at work. She works in schools (at district ...
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Tablet or 2-in-1 for programming and note taking

Looking for a tablet or 2-in-1 for heavy programming and note taking, preferably a tablet or a 2-in-1 with a detachable screen. I care about how the writing feels so looking for a stylus/screen combo ...
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What's the best tablet for my needs?

My notebook stopped working and, seen that I mainly use it as a desktop computer, I'd rather buy a desktop computer this time. This leaves me with the need to buy a tablet, that will be used for the ...
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Need a tablet or smart note pad interface for medical physician

I am seeking a tablet or smart note taking pad that I can use to integrate with a database for a medical centre. The scenario is basically digitalising a doctor's office. When the doctor interviews ...
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ipad sized notebook/tablet with e-ink screen and keyboard?

I'm not sure if this is the right stackexchange for this but here goes: I'm a writer (among other things), and I'm often on the go. It would be extremely helpful for me if I could write on a computer ...
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2-in-1 phablet/laptop - detachable keyboard, long battery life, 3G/4G sim slot

Those are the requirements: Sim slot for mobile broadband Detachable keyboard, preferably with additional battery Good for multimedia/surfing Weight in tablet config so that woman can hold it for a ...
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Is there an inexpensive tablet with a stylus that can handle large PDFs for markup?

I am looking for a cheap tablet that I can use with a stylus for primarily marking up pdfs. I spend a lot of my time doing architectural redlines and having to use a mouse to draw boxes and arrows and ...