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Old 04-09-2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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Fujitsu p1610 Tablet Laptop- GPS/Internet/MP3s

So far my computer setup will be a Fujitsu P1610 with 1 GB RAM and a 80 GB HD mounted to a RAM tablet mount on the doghouse. I plan to use a DC adaptor for power and will be using it with a Novatel USB Sprint modem for internet, email, Slingbox, and GPS navigation with Microsoft Streets and Trips '07.

Thought about going with a Macbook but once I received the small tablet laptop, I was sold. Here's a pic of the size difference compared to my work Dell. There's no optical drive or mouse pad but those are things I have been able to overlook so far. Pic of the RAM tablet mount as well. $40 from the RAM site.

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I've listed my other new p1610 with 512 MB of RAM and 30 GB of memory in the classifieds section. Needed more storage for my tunes!



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Old 04-09-2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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Hmm... wonder if it will run Linux?
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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I did a lot of research into ultra mobile PCs and I seem to recall that Linux (Umbutu?? or something like that) wouldn't be a problem on the p1610 since it can technically support Vista (although painfully slow if you do a full install).

Do a Google search and you'll find more than you ever wanted to know about these tablets. I was feature-locked for weeks and then blew up and bought 2!

I looked at the Macbook, a tablet HP at Circuit City (can't remeber the number designation but customer service horror stories scared me off), Fujitsu u810, and the Fujitsu P series and the p1610 was the perfect compromise of portability, tablet function, screen size (need to be able to watch college football on this in the fall), and price.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:31 AM   #4
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Clearly, you didn't consider what a PITA windoze is compared to Mac OS. Size doesn't matter!
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:58 AM   #5
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Damn "New Post" Button

<<Please insert astute and lengthly defense of Windows-based purchase here that was accidently submitted as a "New Post" rather than a "Reply" and which was subsequently deleted. Abridged version to follow.>>

Yes. Mac good. p1610 good for SMB until Mac get small puter other than iPhone.

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Yeah but you can play more games on the 1610. Minesweeper anyone?
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Windows is a pain, but Windows is where most of the software options are. I've been using a Fujitsu P1120 (very similar to the P1610) for the past 3 years, and though it's been frustrating getting everything working, I haven't heard of anything better. I like to run Delorme's Street Atlas product while in the US, Microsoft's Streets in Canada, and various Topo programs while off-road. Are there Mac/Linux equivalents? And, what about outside the US? I run Oziexplorer for maps in Mexico, etc. Are there equivalents to Oziexplorer & Fugawi for non-Windows platforms?

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