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TOPIC: Laptop/Tablet in field

Laptop/Tablet in field 9 years 2 weeks ago #60476

New to the forum and new to HIP. I've loaded HIP to my desktop and am very happy with results.
I'm interested in bringing a laptop or tablet into the field and entering comments (and maybe pictures)
during my inspection.  Can I get some input on the best hardware for field use? I run a windows based PC in the
office if that matters and use a Nikon Coolpix camera. Thanks, Jim

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Re: Laptop/Tablet in field 9 years 2 weeks ago #60479

Hi James,

Are you looking for a Windows tablet or are you open to an Android or iPad tablet? Do you own any of those devices now?

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Dominic Maricic
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Re: Laptop/Tablet in field 9 years 2 weeks ago #60483

Hi Dominac,

I currently don't have a tablet so i'm open to what's working the best in the field.
I like the ability to have voice to text for pic's and comments if possible.

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Re: Laptop/Tablet in field 9 years 2 weeks ago #60485

Dom... <<on this subject>>, HIP is now loaded on my desktop since my old laptop crashed last summer. I have now decided to install it on my new laptop. I have never had it on my desktop prior, just my laptop. What is the procedure to accomplish this so it is on both my devices? I am assuming I can merge the two when back in the office, if needed. I do not intend to use any cloud service. I find I am traveling more and more for business (commercial), and I don't want to wait until I'm back in the office to write my reports, which could be a week later. Would be nice to write while in my hotel room. Reply via email if you wish. Thanks.?  ? 

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Re: Laptop/Tablet in field 9 years 1 week ago #60514

Hi Dom, still looking to purchase a tablet for the field.  Leaning toward the Samsung Tab S, 10.5 based on price and function.
The MS Surface Pro is nice but very costly. Any thoughts on which would be the best in the field?  HIP vs. HIP mobile?
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Re: Laptop/Tablet in field 9 years 1 week ago #60527

Jeff....I transfer using Dropbox

James...FWIW...Ive been using the full version in the field for a couple years now, and I like it.  Ive also trialed the Mobile app on a ipad Mini (just broke the damn screen).
If  use the full ver in the field, Windows does not do a good job of scaling on high Resolution displays.  Yes, you can increasing size to 150%, or drop resolutions on your screen; but you can also run into some "overlap" issues.  I would stick with a lower res display in the field(Apple does not have this issue).

How you collect data is going to determine your hardware needs

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