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Old 03-16-2018, 06:41 PM   #1
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VMS on 8" tablet computers

Does anyone know of an 8" tablet (nothing larger) that can be used for VMS monitoring? I have the USB version of the VMS. Tablet MUST run Windows. CANNOT be Android. CANNOT be just a monitor.

Problem: Every 8" tablet that I see running Windows uses the USB port for charging, and you cannot use the USB port for data while being charged. I need to find something with a separate charging port.
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The tablet I use charges as I use the usb port.. charges from the connection to the engine computer
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:25 PM   #3
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I used the VMSpc on a 10" Acer Netbook with no problems.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:45 PM   #4
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Few Windows tablets. Look for something like a convertible or 2in1 computer.
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:39 PM   #5
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I have been using an 8" WinBook 802 with a separate charging port that has been running my VMSpc program without a hitch for the past year (see attached photo).

They are hard to find but there is this one on ebay WinBook 802 for $75.00

PS - I believe Insignia also has an 8" Windows tablet with a separate charging port.
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Old 03-17-2018, 05:52 AM   #6
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I have been using an 8" WinBook 802 with a separate charging port that has been running my VMSpc program without a hitch for the past year (see attached photo).

They are hard to find but there is this one on ebay WinBook 802 for $75.00

PS - I believe Insignia also has an 8" Windows tablet with a separate charging port.
Thanks, Bob. I nabbed it.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:17 PM   #7
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Bobged -
What are you using for a mount for your Winbook? Kinda hard to tell from the photo but it looks like the mount clamps or hangs from the dash.

Thanks!
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What are you using for a mount for your Winbook? Kinda hard to tell from the photo but it looks like the mount clamps or hangs from the dash.

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I used the ExoMount Tablet S from Exogear.com

It looks like it's out of stock on Amazon, but I posted the link so you could see how it mounts. I did have to use a non-permanent sticky disc, but it has stayed in place now for almost a year. Not inexpensive, but it works.
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:37 PM   #9
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Many tablets can charge and use the data ports at the same time. Also one should remember that you can have multiple ports for multiple devices using a simple common port expander.
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Bobged - thanks! Will keep looking.
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VMS on 8" tablet computers

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I have been using an 8" WinBook 802 with a separate charging port that has been running my VMSpc program without a hitch for the past year (see attached photo).

They are hard to find but there is this one on ebay WinBook 802 for $75.00

PS - I believe Insignia also has an 8" Windows tablet with a separate charging port.


What that dash mount? Never mind.
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Iím using a Dell Venue 8 Pro to run my VMSPC, works well, I just needed to find the right adapter to charge and use the USB at th same time.

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Iím using a Dell Venue 8 Pro to run my VMSPC, works well, I just needed to find the right adapter to charge and use the USB at th same time.

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Could you share a part number for that combo USB cord? Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:38 PM   #14
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I use a WINBOOK 8 in , it has 2 usb ports and it runs win 10.
Works fine for me .
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