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Thread: Windows 8.1 Tablets - Thoughts?

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    Ross-Tech Employee Sebastian's Avatar
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    My biggest issue with all those tablets is currently usability in combination with VCDS, I think that is something we really need to look at sooner or later. Some buttons/fields are too small, sometimes the sliders and checkboxes are just hard/impossible to reach...
    Sebastian @ Ross-Tech.com // VCDS Rookie since 2003

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Sure, but Surface Pro tablets tend to be a bit pricy for most people.
    Well, not really, especially when you consider that the Surface Pro is actually a genuine computer, not just an oversized smartphone masquerading as a computer.

    I have seen posts in this discussion where participants have stated that they have bought new tablet computers for $59 or $80 - good grief, I didn't think you could even buy a decent 4 function calculator for that price, let alone a computer that will run a contemporary version of the Microsoft Windows OS, which I understand is the platform VCDS is designed to operate on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Yup -- that's how you make the classic VCDS more mobile on the cheap.
    BTW if you get the microcenter coupon they mail to you, the tablet becomes 39.99, with free micro SDHC are lol.

    I just keep it in the car with my cable now under the seat. 40$ upgrade to VCDS mobile.

    On that note, Ross-tech should just buy up a bunch and sell a package to people at a slight markup. And is there a possibility for a touch friendly interface for regular VCDS as an option?

    As for VCDS on a surface pro, I have a surface pro 3. I used to run VCDS from a macbook air 11 inch running windows. I got extremely lazy about hauling them out to the car to do work, and they're too valuable/expensive to just leave in the car as a tool. For 40$, I'll pay for a dedicated VCDS tablet, especially one with a full usb port, and a charging port.

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    The new surface 3 with a lower price point of $499.

    http://blog.surface.com/2015/03/announcing-surface-3/

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