Semi-OT: Apple iPad
doc at vaxen.net
Fri Jun 4 00:32:20 CDT 2010
I know they're a bit bigger than an iPad, but used POS/industrial
systems regularly show up on the surplus PC sites. My company recently
bought several P4-based units that have a 17" touchscreen monitor, 512MB
or 1GB memory, 200GB-ish hard drives, and standard-form-factor mini-ITX
boards for less than $100/each. Wired ethernet, 802.11G, and
kbd/mouse/USB/external display connections. The whole unit is about
18" x 13" x 3.5".
I tried to order one to use in my shop for reading manuals,
displaying design drawings and measurements, googling problems, and
listening to iTunes, but the site had already sold out.
Zane H. Healy wrote:
> I'm not in a hurry either. It was an idea that popped into my head, and I
> wanted to now how well it would work. While it would be nice to use a
> device of its formfactor for this purpose, this thread has pretty much
> convinced me against this. I'll be looking into setting up either the SGI
> O2, or a Sun Workstation for this purpose assuming my remaining SVGA CRT
> still works. If not I might start looking locally for a used LCD (I'm
> likely going to do that anyway as I could use one or two).
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