which tablet for OIF?

Asked by Bernard Victor Delvaux


Could someone here recommend a good tablet to work with OIF?

I have a wonderfull Lenovo T410s that allows up to five fingers multitouch thanks to its N-Trig device. However, as far as I know, this kind of information (ie which touch device is used, and hence how many fingers are recognized) is very difficult to obtain in tablets for now. I am aware that support for tablets in Ubuntu is in development now but it seems already possible. If I understand well, every tablet working with Android should work with Ubuntu since they are based on the same kernel. Also, regarding the processor, Ubuntu can be used with the nVIDIA Tegra 2, but its support for ARM processor is still experimental.

So taking all that into account, could someone recommend a tablet that would work well under Ubuntu, and that can receive 4 fingers touch? Samsung Galaxy Tab? Lenovo Think tablet? Another one?

Thank you very much


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Mohamed IKBEL Boulabiar (boulabiar) said :

I would recommend a Samsung Series 7 Slate PC.
It has an Atmel maXTouch multitouch device (10 fingers) + Wacom pen.
(which I think the best mix)
It has an intel processor, so you can easily install an ubuntu on it.

And if you want an ARM tablet, you can wait for the 10.1 Galaxy Note.
(same input devices as the slate)

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Bernard Victor Delvaux (nadaeck) said :

Thank you very much. This really helps!


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Mohamed IKBEL Boulabiar (boulabiar) said :

The screen (11.6" or 10.1") resolution of the new Galaxy Note (or maybe the Tab?) is 2560x1600 px
(just to mark this question as answered)

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