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Anyone have any advice on which tablet I should buy? I have a Samsung Note 10.1 2014 and can't even get the online maps to load, I get an error message saying the map engine failed. Any advice?
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 09:36

Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 09:36
You can get an iPad Mini, with 256Gb 3G/wifi, for around $1100, at the moment.

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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 10:50

Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 10:50
For a little over $200 I bought a low end 10 inch 64GB Samsung Galaxy Tab A a couple of years ago, WiFi only, no SIM card.
It which runs EO Topo perfectly.
I'm sure you can now get "better models" for the same price, like you my older Tablet OS wouldn't run EO Topo. That Tablet back in 2012 cost almost four times a much
Just choose the Tablet which matches your needs, no point getting a top end one of you don't need it
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Reply By: Member - Wooly - Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 12:22

Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 12:22
I have just started using a Samsung S6 Lite 10.1 inch.

Its fantastic for me.

Around $500 now I think?

Runs every map you could think of.
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Reply By: Member - Cuppa - Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 19:54

Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 19:54
Just Piggy backing on this thread. I looked recently for an 8" tablet (10'' is too big - cant afford the real estate to locate it in our cab) with 4Gb Ram. I was amazed that I couldn't find something. If anyone knows of a make/model which has these two attributes I'd buy one now, even though I don't need it until my HX1 dies. Preferably in the under $500 category as it would be used exclusively for Exploroz maps.
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Follow Up By: RMD - Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 20:18

Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 20:18
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On the Banggood site, Chinese stuff of course, they have Teclast brand of tablets in various sizes. I recently looked at them and they have 8" and 4gb, fairly sure, not certain. Worth a look. Some have GPS others don't so be aware. Around $200 or so. Maybe it will solve your problem.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cuppa - Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 20:20

Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 20:20
Thanks RMD I'll check them out.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warren H - Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 07:47

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 07:47
I've have the same issue and am thinking of getting a Bad Elf Bluetooth gps for an iPad mini we have.
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 08:13

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 08:13
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The Bad Elf are fantastic and work on all platforms, ie Apple, Android and Windows. You can use them on 5 seperate units at once and lock on to satellites almost immediately.

If you want to set it up and not sure how to do it, have a look at this Blog that I did on Setting up a Bad Elf to work on Windows.

They will work on up to 5 seperate computers simultaneously and last a very long time on a charge, or you can power it direct if needed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cuppa - Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 18:40

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 18:40
I checked out Bangood but was unable to find a suitable Teclast.
I found a Lenovo M8 8" with 64Gb & 4gb ram & GPS for $215 wifi only or $335 with LTE. On Aliexpress. They also do a 32gb model with 3GB Ram GPS & LTE for $191.
All are capable of adding to storage with up to on 128gb SD card (not that I think I'd use this).

Am wondering if the wifi only model should allow me to connect to the net with it via hotspot on my iphone if I needed to?

Also wondering if Exploroz Traveller v.6 would run nicely with the 3GB ram model. Would 32GB storage be enough if the tablet is only used for Traveller & perhaps wiki camps ?

Having been an Apple user for decades, the name Lenovo means little to me. Is it a brand which has a good chance of proving reliable & long lived?

Anyone else using the M8 (TB 8705F/N) for Traveller?
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Reply By: mallarduck - Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 08:49

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 08:49
Thanks for your help people. I bit the bullet yesterday and lashed out on a Tab 7s. Thousand bucks but nice bit of kit. 6gb of ram 128gb of memory. No running maps off an sd card for me!
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Reply By: Member - Peter & Anne - Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 17:33

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 17:33
I have a Samsung Tab4s I bought new in 2019 only WiFi has a built in gps and just downloaded the new traveller app 2021 and the off line mapping works great both online through WiFi and off line can also hot spot to phone if internet needed when no WiFi but phone coverage is about hope this helps cheers
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