Kev,ProWallGuy said:Don, I use an older model of a Dell Latitude CPi
Check this thread and scroll down to see the specs on it. And the laptop is still for sale.
For the printer, I use an HP450wbt . Comes with Bluetooth connectivity and a battery. I bought it over a year ago, and have only charged the battery once. A tip, the ink cartridges are expensive, I don't have any color in anything I print on site, to save $$$ on color cartridges.
I know you were looking for something on the inexpensive side, but I must recommend the new PACER program from the PDCA. It is an all inclusive package. It comes with a tablet pc computer, wireless printer and all the software you need as a painting contractor.
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Don't know Kev, I'm Tim.Kev,
Way plenty.is 5.6 gig HD large enough to store my docs
Yes, it also allows you to upload pics you take on site to use, so they see their actual room with the colors. Yes, it does exterior too.is this a software that pulls up a "template room" that I can show potential customers what the color would look like on their walls, with the trim color as well
Yep.does it have a USB port
I am a paint contractor looking for how other painting contractors have their mobile office set up. What better forum to do that other than the paint contractors forum? I see that there's a computer forum, which I thought about posting in, but it's not really a computer/tech question I had, it's more of a paint contractor specific question I had.Don there are more forums than just the painting forum. Alot of what you ask you are placing in the painting forum and they should be in other forums. This one for example has very little to do with painting other than the fact that you are a painter.
Sorry for the brain fart. And yes, 6K is a tad more than what I want to pay right now. I basiclly am looking for something I can write etimates/contracts on site as well as show folks what their house can look like with a certain color on it. The lighter in my van doesnt work, so I guess battery life would be a big consideration as well. Also I suppose I would need a printer that works off a battery.Don't know Kev, I'm Tim.
I actually anticipated that answer. Not suprising.donb1959 said:I am a paint contractor looking for how other painting contractors have their mobile office set up.
I appreciate that...but where would I post this specific question to?Grumpy said:I actually anticipated that answer. Not suprising.
Just and FYI, there are more contractors here than just painters. Some of us even have the same problems that painters sometimes come across, like which mobile office to buy. I think you will have better results in your questions when asked to a broader audience in the properly targeted topic.
I'm not trying to be an A-Hole, just trying to keep the forum organized.
As I had previously suggested, perhaps the computer forum, or the general conversation forum.donb1959 said:I appreciate that...but where would I post this specific question to?