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Merlin

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Tablet or Laptop
« on: November 20, 2017, 01:03:46 AM »
Hi people new here never owned a Laser/Engraver before, brought one from the Banggood web site,this one, hoping to be able to engrave some pens later on, know I will need a Rotary device, have my thinking cap one. (later on that).

Q: Would this tablet  be ok for using on my Eleksmaker Laser/engraver A5 Pro 500Mw machine, (yeah I know it's bloody small  but I only want to engrave no cutting that's what my scroll saw is for). Instead of taking the laptop out to the workshop



Cheers for now
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Re: Tablet or Laptop
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 01:14:53 AM »
I use a 10" tablet to run mine. As long as the software will install it should work. No way to know except try it. If it charges through it's USB  jack you might run out the battery on long jobs. Try to find a tablet that has a separate power port if you can.

Adjust you power settings to shut down the display but not the system. That way your jobs will not stop when it goes to sleep. And having the display off saves power for longer run times.
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Re: Tablet or Laptop
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 04:38:05 AM »
I use a Windows 10 tablet to run T2Laser (also used for testing every new release).

It has an Intel Atom processor and 2GB so nothing fancy. I got it from Walmart during BF last year for $60 (has a detachable keyboard which is nice).

The one in your link should work but looks like it charges via USB so as Lob0426 said that may be a problem on longer engraving jobs, if it goes into power saving mode. Some tablets don't allow you to completely prevent it.
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Re: Tablet or Laptop
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 08:24:20 AM »
"2MB"????
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Re: Tablet or Laptop
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 09:47:28 AM »
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Re: Tablet or Laptop
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 10:25:28 AM »


Hey! I had something like that! I still remember those beasts
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Re: Tablet or Laptop
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 11:06:46 AM »
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Re: Tablet or Laptop
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 11:40:13 AM »
Hey thanks people......I had thought it may be a wee bit small...........But was only going to use it for Engraving.
Well going to the big city today for medical reasons so might sea if I can find one a bit bigger...................

Cheers Merlin..................
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