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Old 01-27-2010, 12:31 AM   #1
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Do you guys think the 10.1" screen of a netbook/mini notebook would be to small for hptuners? Can you think of any other possible problems?

It looks like it should be up to par as far as the rest of the requirements go. I'm also considering running a video feed from the netbook and connecting it to my in dash screen for constant monitoring or on the fly adjustments.
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It should work, but you might be limited on the information you can display at the same time.

Here'* how I have mine laid out
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But there'* no reason why you can't have the display like this.
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I Use an Acer Mini for my HP tuner.....it works humdiggidy dog!
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I've been aiming to do it. Most of the time you are the driver and most of what you do is logging.

Don't necessarily need a graph or gauge view for that, heck..there'* lots of times I don't bother with the laptop. MPVI Pro records everything w/o a lapper. Nice and stealth that way for the nice officer when you get pulled over during a throttle run.

But you can easily leave things in table mode with larger font for the few things you need to see.
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O so now my
  • AMD Turion X2 Ultra 64 (2.0Ghz)
  • 4Gb Ram
  • ATI Radeon HD 3650 (with a gig dedicated)
  • 320GM HD
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  • 16" Screen
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JUST ISNT GOOD ENOUGH?
But really since we will most likely always be tuning in pairs, why do we need a net book?
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Too much tuning and moving around can cause a USB port failure over time. I know this way to well. A netbook would be perfect for the cause. Why damage a good laptop?

MPVi pro for everything but the loading of a tune....It'* simply awesome.
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A few years ago I used a PDA for data display and logging. Until I dumped a cup of coffee on it.
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Drinking and tuning do not go well together.
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Drinking and tuning do not go well together.
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O so now my
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  • 16" Screen
  • Full keyboard with number pad

JUST ISNT GOOD ENOUGH?
But really since we will most likely always be tuning in pairs, why do we need a net book?
I'm sure your laptop would be more than fine, I'm just thinking ease of use. I would like to get one with an SSD, and then devote it to tuning and maintenance.

Thanks for all the comments guys!
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When I picked up a laptop for tuning, I went with a big 17" screen because I like to have as much info as possible. However, that also makes it a pain to hook up because it takes up more space. I say put it on both the large and small display.
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