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    Nice Companion for a D800... a bit OT

    I just bought a nifty Samsung Slate Series 7.

    It's a PC in a tablet body that comes with a pressure sensitive Wacom stylus.

    It's a great tool for work out in the field.

    Runs Windows 7 or Windows 8 consumer preview and I've seen one running the mac OS. It can also run Android apps while running windows.

    Has a USB port to connect your camera.

    11.2 wide screen

    I know quite a few of you here have bought the D800 for field work and this tablet PC makes a great sidekick.

    I am running photoshop and lightroom on it and it's remarkably fast for such a small device.

    Lightroom lends itself to tough screen control and relatively small screen.

    The screen is really nice, and being a windows machine my Data Color Spyder Pro 4 works perfectly on it. So nice to have a calibrated screen on a tablet.

    The wide screen aspect ratio is also better got these apps as it leaves more room for the tool pallets.

    It has a 1.6 Ghz dual core CPU 4 gigs of ram and a 128gb SSD drive.

    Don't have my d800 cameras yet, but they should get on just fine.

    Live view and camera control on this will be a nice thing to have.



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    Re: Nice Companion for a D800... a bit OT

    Impressive solution . How does the screen resolution compare to the new iPad.

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    Re: Nice Companion for a D800... a bit OT

    The screen resolution is lower. The Samsung is 1366x768.
    More than that is IMO overkill on small screens, especially for running main stream applications because the controls and dialog boxes would become to small on screen.

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    Re: Nice Companion for a D800... a bit OT

    I tried tethering my D800 to my new iPad and it would not work as well as my laptop with Lightroom 4, not sure if it is supported yet.....Sucks
    Looks like a nice Tablet, enjoy

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    Re: Nice Companion for a D800... a bit OT

    Nice tablet, Fred. I recently got the new dell ultra book with USB 3.0. It looks just like a MacBook air with decent battery life. I hope phase one can activate the USB 3 port on the IQ soon.

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    Re: Nice Companion for a D800... a bit OT

    Very interesting alternative, Fred. iPad never did it for me, but this one might. Do you know if it has enough power to run a 2.5" backup HDD?

    Ummm... it's almost as expensive and almost as heavy as my MBA 13.

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