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Vinman
06-27-2017, 08:03 PM
Looking for an inexpensive tablet to view BRIS pp's, monitor odds, surf the net, check Facebook, etc. Any recommendations?

Same question again, including Excel capability?

Vinman

DeltaLover
06-27-2017, 08:05 PM
Looking for an inexpensive tablet to view BRIS pp's, monitor odds, surf the net, check Facebook, etc. Any recommendations?

Same question again, including Excel capability?

Vinman

Not a tablet but covers your needs at a low price:

https://www.google.com/chromebook/find/?utm_source=en-ha-na-sem&utm_medium=text&utm_content=bkws&utm_campaign=chromebookfamily&dclid=CMyT__ie39QCFYy9swodNXcOXg

kingfin66
06-27-2017, 09:24 PM
Those are great deals Delta! Question for you Vinman, does it have to be Excel? Can it be Google Sheets? If you need Excel, you may wish to go for a laptop. This will give you more functionality, but will be larger. If you just need pdf capability and spreadsheets for record keeping, etc., go for a tablet. Costco is a great place to look. I got a Samsung tablet which I just love for under $200.

JustRalph
06-27-2017, 09:52 PM
Looking for an inexpensive tablet to view BRIS pp's, monitor odds, surf the net, check Facebook, etc. Any recommendations?

Same question again, including Excel capability?

Vinman

Sounds like a windows tablet to me.

If you go with a laptop, I would get a touch screen

Vinman
06-27-2017, 10:09 PM
Thanks for the input guys. This tablet search is 90% driven by my 4 year old IPad air's inability to download BRIS PP's any longer after BRIS changed their website a few months ago. Used to be no problem at all.

Maybe I should take this IPad into an Apple store and make one last attempt to get it to work with the current BRIS website. I have had no problem viewing Trackmaster Harness pp's on this IPad.

Nevertheless, it may be time for an upgrade. One point of frustration with the IPad.....having to re-enter my password and pull up the pp file again after leaving it to spend time online. I want a device that can go back & forth from the pp file to the net without having this issue. Are there any tablets that enable you to actually save the pp files once you've powered off?

Vinman

AltonKelsey
06-29-2017, 12:13 AM
No idea why an ipad would fail to work on brisnet. I stay away from anything crapple, but it's got to be strictly a software issue, and I'd get the latest updates if you haven't already.

Vinman
06-29-2017, 06:40 AM
No idea why an ipad would fail to work on brisnet. I stay away from anything crapple, but it's got to be strictly a software issue, and I'd get the latest updates if you haven't already.

Thanks. I think the first step would be to see if a BRIS tech rep can address this problem by phone. I can't imagine this Is a widespread thing with the older IPad & BRIS.

Vinman

JustRalph
06-29-2017, 11:26 AM
Thanks. I think the first step would be to see if a BRIS tech rep can address this problem by phone. I can't imagine this Is a widespread thing with the older IPad & BRIS.

Vinman

Post a link to what you're trying to download from brisnet and I'll try it on my newer iPad Pro. I'll let u know the results

JustRalph
06-29-2017, 11:31 AM
I was able to download today's Belmont card, ultimate pp's without a problem. It's a PDF file. It opened right up. But I exported it to iBooks to save it so I could use it offline. Worked great.

Vinman
06-29-2017, 02:26 PM
I was able to download today's Belmont card, ultimate pp's without a problem. It's a PDF file. It opened right up. But I exported it to iBooks to save it so I could use it offline. Worked great.


Great news. How much did that new toy set you back? Liking that iBooks.option.

Vinman

JustRalph
06-29-2017, 06:30 PM
Great news. How much did that new toy set you back? Liking that iBooks.option.

Vinman

This IPad Pro is the original 13 inch model. Almost two years old, I think. You should be able to do the same thing I did on yours

CincyHorseplayer
06-29-2017, 10:35 PM
I'm about to just get one of these since I am only going to use it at the track with me. Cheap as you can get. I don't like tablets.

https://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?cat_id=0&facet=price%3A%240+-+%24150&query=Refurbished+Laptops#searchProductResult

fast4522
06-29-2017, 10:38 PM
I have a few Samsung tablets, I like the Bluetooth in the Samsung's that do not need to be in the Bluetooth receive file mode. As long as it is paired to what is sending the file a popup and a sound appear asking accept file from? Other tablets you must go into the setting prior to the file being sent to setup for receive Bluetooth file. If you like easy file transfers Samsung can not be beat. I DL single file format and print to PDF.

kingfin66
06-30-2017, 12:28 AM
If all you need it for is PDFs you can get an inexpensive Samsung. You only need to download, not save. The files will be available in your download folder. Of course, you still have the option of creating folders and saving them just as you would in a Windows environment.

Vinman
06-30-2017, 12:41 PM
I'm liking what I'm hearing about the Samsung tablets. Thanks for the info.

Vinman

JustRalph
06-30-2017, 04:08 PM
I'm liking what I'm hearing about the Samsung tablets. Thanks for the info.

Vinman

I'll try one more time

I DONT SEE WHY YOU NEED A NEW TABLET

The one you have should work

Vinman
07-01-2017, 05:40 AM
I'll try one more time

I DONT SEE WHY YOU NEED A NEW TABLET

The one you have should work


For whatever reason I can never get full reception with this iPad. It operates on two dots out of five all the time. My work issued iPad is showing 3 dots right now. Both with Verizon.

This reception issue may be why my iPad "cuts out" a lot when I'm reading an article. So I have to save it and come back to it. Anyway, i will get to the bottom of the BRIS download issue before deciding whether to buy something new. Thanks again.

Vinman

Tom
07-01-2017, 05:28 PM
I am looking for something to use for PPs, but nothing else.
PDF files, nothing more.
Don't even plant o be on line with it any more than necessary.
Could get by without ever going online.
Just want to look at PPS, maybe read some PDF eBooks that I load. No internet needed nor wanted.
CHEAP is the only requirement.

fast4522
07-02-2017, 11:00 AM
I am looking for something to use for PPs, but nothing else.
PDF files, nothing more.
Don't even plant o be on line with it any more than necessary.
Could get by without ever going online.
Just want to look at PPS, maybe read some PDF eBooks that I load. No internet needed nor wanted.
CHEAP is the only requirement.

Me thinks two things on your last sentence, cumbersome and poor display must be taken into consideration. The my files icon functions better on some, and displays are like night and day.

JustRalph
07-02-2017, 04:42 PM
I am looking for something to use for PPs, but nothing else.
PDF files, nothing more.
Don't even plant o be on line with it any more than necessary.
Could get by without ever going online.
Just want to look at PPS, maybe read some PDF eBooks that I load. No internet needed nor wanted.
CHEAP is the only requirement.

How you gonna get the files/pp's on it?

Screen size is important too.......or you will be constantly resizing your pp's

Tom
07-02-2017, 07:47 PM
USB.
If I have to use the internet, not interested in it.

vegasone
07-02-2017, 08:15 PM
For connection issues try resetting network.( you will lose all saved passwords)

JustRalph
07-02-2017, 09:11 PM
USB.
If I have to use the internet, not interested in it.

I guess that would work. As long as you can find a tablet w a USB port