Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
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For those who need Windows:
I run an ASUS Eee Slate in my JKU at times. Its is a Windows 7 set up, which I need for compatability with my office set up. Touch screen, with touch screen keyboard but also a remote keyboard which is easier to use, especially for the passenger. 12.1" screen, unit dimensions 12.3"x8.2".
With a USB port mounted GPS reciever, which is about the size of a pack of gum, and a USB mounted 4g wireless "thingy", about the size of two pack of gum I have both nav and internet connectivity.
For off road nav I'm using Overland Navigator, which has seemless topographic maps which zoom well. Off road it seems really great, but its a bit week for on the road.
Right now for on road I'm using a free set up (except it burns 4G time,) I think through Verizon, but will soon add a better set up, like Delorme or comparable.
Right now I use a RAM no drill three legged seat mount. A tall (7"?) ball to ball conector works with the Slate oriented horizontally and a shorter one (4.5"?) works best with the Slate oriented vertically since the shorter height keeps the slate top lower. I'm using an adapted RAM universal notebook mount that is too wide for now until RAM hopefully comes out with a dedicated mount, or until I get tired of waiting and make my own.
I don't want to drill my Jeep, but the more ideal mounting would be either directly in front of the driver or in the center, oriented horizontally. I might try the two or three suction cup mounts from RAM, but I worry about off road...
The 12.1" screen is a plus and a minus. Great for when I'm using the slate as a lap top computer - which is why I bought the slate and not the i pad ii, great for off road nav but a bit large in the Jeep. ASUS is suposed to be coming out with a 10" version, may already be out.