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Topic: smallest device for running R6?

I would like to know what the smallest device is, in terms of physical size, that I can use to run Recorder 6, and can anyone recommend a make/model please?

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Re: smallest device for running R6?

It needs something which will run full Windows, so a PC of some sort. I have it running on a netbook (Samsung NC10).

Mike Weideli
Littlefield Consultancy - IT Consultants

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Re: smallest device for running R6?

Probably one of the new Windows tablets, but I don't have any experience of them. I presume you want portability, in which case I would say a netbook is probably the best option.

Rob Large
Wildlife Sites Officer
Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records Centre

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Re: smallest device for running R6?

Don't think it will run under Windows tablet software. Windows 7 netbooks are still just about avaiable, but not I think for much longer. From my point of view this a shame as it is helpful to me to have a relatively portable device which runs the same software as my desktop.

Mike Weideli
Littlefield Consultancy - IT Consultants

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Re: smallest device for running R6?

Thanks, Rob and Mike.  It is not portability that I desire, it is small size. About two years ago I suddenly started getting a throbbing ache in my throat after close exposure to a PC/laptop monitor or a TV screen.  I have tried all sorts of ways to overcome this problem but to no avail.  I currently run my PC through a 32" flat Panasonic TV and sit as far away from it as possible - about 4-5 metres - which is OK, just, for reading text on screen, though I have to use the Windows Magnifier for Recorder 6, the text being so small, but anything closer and the problem starts within 5 - 20 minutes depending how close to the screen I am.  The same thing happens if I venture into an electrical shop like PC World.  It's definitely not a posture-related problem. Anyway, as a result I use my PC as little as possible.  Fortunately I don't depend on it for a living.  I'm wondering whether I could avoid the problem by using a really small device such as a tablet but I know nothing about these things, hence my question on this forum

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Re: smallest device for running R6?

Trouble with small devices like the netbbook is that they are slow, which is fine for looking up something or a quick demo, buit frustrating if you are trying to do serious work. I don't know, but perhaps you could get a really small monitor, but continue with a PC processor as it doesn't sound like it is the processor which is  causing the problem. You can get 7 inch/8/10 inch and if a netbook or tablet is ok for you then one of these should be ok as well.  I assume it is something to do with the power output which is causing the problem so a very small monitor close to may be the answer. You could also try going back to a CRT analog monitor (with a tube not a flat screen)- I see them at car boot sales for just a few pounds.

Mike Weideli
Littlefield Consultancy - IT Consultants

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Re: smallest device for running R6?

Thanks for these suggestions, which I shall follow up.

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Re: smallest device for running R6?

Hi Bob

Perhaps a rather novel, or even bizarre suggestion, but something like this might be fun - it's certainly about as small as it gets, but will need a WiFi connection obviously, and a bit of setting up on the server side as well...

http://www.realvnc.com/products/android/

Haven't actually tried it myself, but might give it a go when I have a minute

Ta


Iain

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Re: smallest device for running R6?

There's also a heap of free RDP clients, just do a search for RDP at Google Play

Iain