Really cheap tablet PC intended only for surfing and with min 5 hrs battery time

Discussion in 'What Tablet PC Should I Buy?' started by pibach, Nov 9, 2007.

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  1. kureshii

    kureshii Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Ah, my bad, I was referring to integrated PDA/phone devices, which (clearly) I am not very familiar with. My friend has one that lasts at least that long, but I can't remember the model number or even the brand, and the only product I can recall off the top of my head from this category is the Nokia one (I don't even know the model number... -_-).
     
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    It's alright; we all have slip-shorts. Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    The Nokia Internet Tablets have excellent battery life.
    With heavy wlan usage they run 3h, if you just read books (no WLAN) they run for days.
    I had mine lying around for a week until it started to play its battery-alarm.

    And no, they dont even have any kind of suspend or hibernation mode.
     
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    Schmolch, do you have the 770?
    As far as I know the web surfing battery runtimes are tested to be:
    n810: 4h
    n800: 3,5h
    n770: 4,5h

    All use the same 1,5 Wh Nokia Battery BP-4L.
     
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    Yes i have the 770.
    Actually i can't tell the exact battery runtime since it's not showing the remaining time on the applet and i never timed it with a clock.
    3h was just the approximate minimum i have experienced and might have also included listening to music.

    I don't use my 770 anymore because it's too slow but the freedom it gives you regarding battery-life and simplicity of use is great. No power management settings to tweak, no suspend or hibernation crap. You just put it on the table when you are done and if you come back the next day it's still running and doesn't even take half a second to wake up.

    A device like this with a 10" high res screen would be the ultimate slate.
     
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    I couldn't agree more!
    I really do not understand why this isn't offered. An 10" ARM/Linux based tablet could be lightweight as 500g and cheap like $600,- and might rule out all other attempts on the tablet market.

    There is only the pricey Panasonic Toughbook CF-08.

    Have you had a look at this do-it-yourself thread?
    Quite inspiring with 806 Mhz Marvell XScale PXA320 (Monahans) processor:
    http://www.toradex.com/e/colibri_pxa320.php
    http://forum.brighthand.com/showthread.php?t=247425
     
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