Tablet Suggestions??

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by A_Jackie, Sep 10, 2021.

  1. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    With one company I used an Asus Zen Pad for an ELD. They no longer make them, but it was inexpensive. Any tablet on the market will do what he needs to do. No need to overspend of it aint necessary.
     
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  3. Moose1958

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    I remember a LONG lunch counter conversation on this subject many years ago at the Carnesville Ga Petro. Until one of the servers said it best. She changed the words of Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart a bit. I can't tell you what cold is but I dang know what cold is when I feel it!
     
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    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    Wise Server LOL
     
  5. Moose1958

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    You bring up an interesting point. I would also add this is not the first time I have heard something like this. It doesn't really matter what kind of device you buy in these situations. I use an iPhone 8 now. This device has a glass case. If it gets dropped the glass is likely to crack.

    If you finally replace that iPad whatever you choose I suggest taking a few minutes to see if you can find a case for it that might insulate the device from that abuse!
     
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  6. Concorde

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    Tell him to just use his smart phone for the elog and you’ll take the request for a iPad under advisement

    That’s what I’d do until after I bought the million other necessities I didn’t realize I needed.

    Seriously, get the money rolling in first and then see what luxurious you can afford.

    Get him some McDonald gift certificates for his birthday..something he’ll actually need
     
  7. laaylor

    laaylor Road Train Member

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    Absolutely! iPad!
     
  8. skallagrime

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    Samsung "high end" has been android quality leader for nearly a decade

    Recommend samsungs cert preowned, direct from site. Get a 1-2 year old model thats essentially brand new at at least 25-50% off

    Did note 4, 8, on the 10 now.

    Get an otterbox, no other case compares, even for apple. My note 8 went through 2 cases before battery life started to be a problem, still works, have it in truck as backup.

    Samsung repairability is as bad as apple, but there are like 2 good phones that exist that even have repairability as a viable option, think theyre both european models only.

    You buy a high dollar device, arent allowed to tinker with it, and gotta replace every 3-4 years.... sounds like trucks these days :p
     
  9. Moose1958

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    As I said in an earlier comment. I have an iPad 4th Gen I bought in 2013. Still boots up and does everything I need it to do. It is currently sitting in a drawer off and fully charged. It's not a given a high-end device will fail in 3 or 4 years. I do agree with the DIY fixing them.
     
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    If I understand it correctly ios 15 will be made available for download sometime in the morning of Sept 20!
     
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    Had one of my iPads on the beta for a few months. Never hit any issues with it at all, for a beta. But that probably depends on the Apps being used and updated for the beta. I will probably still wait for 15.1 before I update my two main system critical devices.
     
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