The 8 inch rand McNally tablet

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  1. Upright

    Upright Medium Load Member

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    I'm about to fork over 499.00 for this tablet/GPS but I can't find any info on it. The loves im at claim they just got it in and have one in stock plus the display. The rand website has no info on it. I checked out the box and it doesn't give much specs on it. All I got from it is its an 8 in screen, android compatible, WiFi ready and instructions has only GPS info. Is this a new item? First time seeing it and the screen is huge. Not sure I want that mounted on the dash as big as it is. I am soooo tempted to buy it. Anyone know about this?
     
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  3. sherlock510

    sherlock510 Road Train Member

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    Unless ya have a gang of points to use $300.00+ don't buy that ####. If ya need a Rand McNally truck GPS the 530 works and is way cheaper. If ya want a tablet then buy a tablet don't even waste money on this weak combo.
     
  4. Mark Kling

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    To make a statement like that, have you bought one or tested it or you are going on someone's else's thoughts?
     
  5. Mark Kling

    Mark Kling Technology Contributor

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    There is a RM support thread. Please post in that so we don't have multiple threads running.

    Thanks,
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  6. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I seen this the other day at a Loves & I thought... Thats pretty neat/clever.

    Then I though, Humm, nahhh...

    You could buy a tablet for $200 install Rand McNally gps software & there ya go. It wont have a video camera, but......

    I mean, nahhh, Not for $500....
     
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  7. Mark Kling

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    Not able to just load the RM GPS software. It is integrated into the tablet on API's and other software changes.
     
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  8. sherlock510

    sherlock510 Road Train Member

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    Like I said I wouldn't waste money on that device, so no I haven't bought it. I saw it in the ad in the bathroom and scoffed at a $500 tablet/GPS. MOST electronics sold at the truck stops are rips offs anyway. PERSONALLY I wouldn't spend that kind of money if I just wanted a tablet OR A GPS, there are a lot of cheaper and thoroughly reviewed alternatives.

    To add: no way I'd even buy a tablet from Rand McNally if it was priced $200 cheaper. They make GPS devices, let the tablet people (Apple & Samsung) stick to tablets. A Rand McNally tablet actually sounds worse than windows :biggrin_2553:
     
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  9. Upright

    Upright Medium Load Member

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    you are right. I asked questions on no answers. I'll save my 500 bucks. Close the thread now.
     
  10. RoadCall

    RoadCall Road Train Member

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    I agree! ... Nothing against RM (I will probably buy a RM GPS) but let's be real, try perfecting your GPS before you venture into the tablet world.
     
  11. Mark Kling

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    So those that are posting negative about the TND, I have not seen any posts in the support thread about any issues you might be having.
     
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