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Wazzup guys. I use a netbook out in the field to check email, keep the biz on track, send invoices, play on the interweb, etc. This small computer works great on the 3G network--almost as fast as DSL Cable.

Who else uses a computer out in the field? What are the pluses and minuses.

Please S.O.T., or I'll report your post.
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I use my dell mini 9 all the time. I bluetooth it to my phone and have internet access everywhere. I take it on appointments and take notes on it. It has a slideshow of projects and I can do estimates, change orders, and just about anything on it. I also have a printer in the truck so I really can do just about anything in the field.
 

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I've seen them in the store and the screens look a bit small to me unless you really bump up that resolution. Besides the email and internet browsing... what other apps are you guys using on these?
 

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I posted pics of mine puter. I use email, web and my Business software is web based so I have access to everything. Estimating, contracts, documents,pic and specs etc. It is also a tablet pc so i keep all my notes on it as well
Where are these pics at Rory? I'm about ready to upgrade from the Tough-Book and have been curious about the Dell tablets ever since MOTB told me about them......back then they had a lot of bugs to work out and where not ready yet though.

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I've seen them in the store and the screens look a bit small to me unless you really bump up that resolution. Besides the email and internet browsing... what other apps are you guys using on these?
yeah you gotta bump up the font sizes too.
 

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u runnin that little Dell 10 incher?

I think I will get one just for giggles $299 not a bad price.
i got an acer netbook for $50 bobbles plus 2 year service from at-t at $62 bobbles/month. Can't beat it, my neezy :thumbsup:

Caught it on sale at Radio Shack.
 

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for reelz? thats a solid buy. im droppin in to the shack minanna
only thing--the sale was over week and a half ago.
they sold out so quick, when i got mine i had to search everywhere and found 1 in a shack store far away.
 

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I use a HP 17" laptop, and I like it fine. I like the fact that I can get most of my paperwork done on the road, and not at home when I should be with the family. I bought the cheapest 17" could find which came with a free cheapo printer. It's life expectancy is short, had it for a year and already showing signs of age. I think it has to do with the vibration on the road. It's disposable AFAIC.
 

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2-3k? Those would have to stay in the office :laughing:
I by lot of refurbished stuff with warranties If i get 2 years out of them I am happy.

Try tiger direct, newegg or ecomelectronics

That hp was very reliable and it converts your hand writing to text and speech to text as well both very accurate
 

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I by lost of refurbished stuff with warranties If i get 2 years out of them I am happy.

Try tiger direct, newegg or ecomelectronics

That hp was very reliable and it converts your hand writing to text and speech to text as well both very accurate
I could buy a lot of bananas for 2-3K. Hmmmmm......
 
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