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    1. Member The A1 and A2 German's Avatar
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      03-16-2020 11:38 PM #1
      I need a dash mounted tablet AND a tuning tablet/laptop. If I could get both units exactly the same (yet one with keyboard attachment) that would be great. If not exactly the same maybe same company.


      A) I'm going to be hard wiring a permanent android tablet into my vehicle running digital dash software, that will be blue toothed to my standalone, outside of doing acc wiring & a glare protector:

      1) What am I'm even looking for in an android tablet? (Aka, a certain refresh rate, a particular start up time?). What I'm trying to say is I don't even know what to look for.
      2) Which android windows units should I be looking into...or doesn't matter nowadays?

      B) I'll be in need of a second unit for live tuning, which will be lap operated and be put away otherwise. While the first unit will show live readouts, this unit is for changing variables/maps/etc. It's requirement is that it must have a usb/serial port to contect to the car (communication via bluetooth is out of the question). Was thinking one of the baby ~9" microthin laptops, if not a tablet with a keyboard. Considering computing power is appropriate:

      3) Any suggestions?

      Thanks
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    3. Member kritiostodd's Avatar
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      03-17-2020 12:37 AM #2
      I’m not much help but can point in some direction:

      Car Pc & Tablet Installation Forum
      https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sha...ink_source=app
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      03-17-2020 07:50 AM #3
      You will need something that can deal with the tough temp swings of a car interior.

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      I spent my entire season budget during the off-season on go fast parts, so now I'm wishing I hadn't and had saved a little so I could buy a sim rig.

    5. Member The A1 and A2 German's Avatar
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      06-29-2020 03:13 PM #4
      Last try (thanks for the above input).

      Too be practical, the tablet(s) / laptop isn't to be used for anything but car duty so if I could either unit for $100 each (or less) that'd be great or say $140 laptop top $60 for tablet. If not practically priced I can pay more.

      Must be Android
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    6. 06-29-2020 03:39 PM #5
      Fuel Tech and Holley make handheld units that stay in the car and allow for tuning.

      What system/software are you using to tune?
      Car?

      I pieced together a car pc 15 years ago with the same idea of being able to tune and store music and it worked but wasn't an ideal solution
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    7. Member The A1 and A2 German's Avatar
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      06-29-2020 04:29 PM #6
      I'm getting MaxxECU, a full engine management system taking the car from narrowband maf to wideband map. Their system bluetooths the signal to your tablet (yet running requires a hard port).

      MaxxECU MDash - Android app for real-time data monitoring
      https://www.maxxecu.com/mdash
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    8. 06-30-2020 12:57 PM #7
      On the website, it looks like just a regular Android tablet is used for the display.

      I don't think the data being transmitted from the ECU to the tablet is so large that a lag on the screen is something to worry about. I wouldn't buy the cheapest unit but i don't think you need to break the bank either.

      Motion Raceworks sells a bracket for screens to mount on your steering column (although more race car/american stuff) but you might be able to make it work or have a shop make a one off for you.

      As for laptop, once again, this doesn't look like you need a top of the line deal to just make some tuning adjustments. You might even be able to use a Microsoft Surface for both applications??? That might be expensive though
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    9. 06-30-2020 01:02 PM #8
      My suggestion

      Samsung Galaxy tablet. Measure the space you want to put it and buy the size. I don't think you need one with 128GB either if its just to run the display.

      Laptop - Costco had a sale last week on an AMD Ryzen 5 with SSD and 15" screen for $599.

      Back to school sales will be popping up here in July and you can probably score both units for under $900
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      06-30-2020 04:41 PM #9
      Please don't hate too much, but I've been using this (with SSD upgrade) for....almost a decade in the Z. I realize this doesn't fit your 'same brand' criteria, but hear me out.



      Yes, it is old. But battery life is tremendous. I can leave it in standby for months and come back to a fresh battery. Powered down it will sit for years. I keep next to the passenger seat and charge it once or twice a year. With a clean install of TINY7, it runs my tuning software flawlessly. I cannot say enough good things about this. I went the tablet route but they're too easily damaged. Its easy to stash places, which means its easy to break. I had an 8" windows tablet which was neat, but the EEEPC is SO easy to use with a full keyboard and trackpad.

      Seriously. Get one.

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    11. Member The A1 and A2 German's Avatar
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      06-30-2020 07:37 PM #10
      Thanks! $170 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-Eee-PC....m46890.l49293

      So haven't bought yet. I notice Windows 7, would I need to be cautious of ~linking this unit to accounts or services since Windows 7 isn't supported? Would I need to make say a phantom online account so when say downloading MDASH from Goggle Play my real Google Play account isn't involved (since credit cards are attached to the real accounts)?

      EDIT: I do have a Thinkpad, also Win 7. If you believe the unit above to be inline with mine then no need...unless that unit is tiny. I was considering a ~mini to easily stash, my Thinkpad you really can't.
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      07-01-2020 11:02 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by The A1 and A2 German View Post
      I apologize, you don't necessarily need the 1016P. There a ton of 10" EEE PC options, most of which you should be able to score for ~$50 locally or on Ebay. Some have bluetooth, some have different CPU options, etc. I'd shoot for one with the Intel ATOM CPU.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asus_Eee_PC


      Quote Originally Posted by The A1 and A2 German View Post
      So haven't bought yet. I notice Windows 7, would I need to be cautious of ~linking this unit to accounts or services since Windows 7 isn't supported? Would I need to make say a phantom online account so when say downloading MDASH from Goggle Play my real Google Play account isn't involved (since credit cards are attached to the real accounts)?
      Windows has cut support FOR 7 which means increased security risk, but I have yet to find applications that don't work with Win7. I think you'll be OK provided you are a cautious user who keeps porn popup clicking to a minimum.

      Quote Originally Posted by The A1 and A2 German View Post
      EDIT: I do have a Thinkpad, also Win 7. If you believe the unit above to be inline with mine then no need...unless that unit is tiny. I was considering a ~mini to easily stash, my Thinkpad you really can't.
      Yeah, it's tiny. I'll try and grab a photo in real world locations of mine tonight. It's not just tiny, but durable (but I guess the thinkpads are known for that too). It will easily fit under, behind, or next to a seat. It would probably fit into the glovebox in most vehicles.

      Quote Originally Posted by deftonesfan867 View Post
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    13. 07-02-2020 02:20 PM #12
      For what it's worth, I have been using a Lenovo 10" P10 tablet (discontinued now but has been superseded by newer models) as my primary personal device and it does just fine. Android 9 (not really old) and costs much less than a similar-sized Samsung. Only gripes really are the boot-up time (it has built in-app for multiple users to log on and it seems after I log on it boots up a 2nd time or something....slower than my Android phone there) and once in a while the taskbar (?) icons ialong the bottom nexplicably get moved around out of the order I had originally placed them. Of the few Android tablets out there that aren't stuck back in 2015 with Android 5 or 6 with no upgrade path, I'm happy with my Lenovo as a lower-cost Samsung alternative with a reasonably recent Android O/S version. And with a proper case and bluetooth keyboard, it's like having a little laptop for the most part anyway but without the terrible performance degradation that Windows devices always seem to suffer.

    14. Member The A1 and A2 German's Avatar
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      07-02-2020 03:13 PM #13
      Thanks, I'll take a look at your guy's info:

      Dash tablet found: Dragon Touch Notepad K10 Tablet, 10 inch Android Tablet, $90 (factory refurb), $120 (new): https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07WLNZB..._vdJ.EbR25EZTG

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