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June 21, 2011 1:49:59 PM


My Brother has been in the sign business for some time now, using plotters, flexisign and various other softwares to design and print anything to do with signs. He has a pretty beefy laptop, but a consumer model, which is fine for flexisign and softwares used for printing to plotters/cutters.

He has been asking about "pads"/"tablets". Is there a tablet that you would recommend for him to use, lets say flexisign 8 and/or Adobe Creative Suite 5. Or is a laptop the best option?

Thanks in advance

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June 21, 2011 3:11:11 PM

Hello Boxa786;

Right now the pad and tablets are far too underpowered to run Adobe CS5.
Most pads/tablets don't even run Windows and use beefed up cell phone CPUs.

An example would be the HP TouchPad running WebOS not Windows.
Using 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 processor and 32GB flash storage.

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June 21, 2011 11:30:33 PM

Thanks, Iv sent him a link to that laptop. It looks great and just what he needs.
February 14, 2013 7:58:31 PM

Is there anything newer and better now that we are nearing March of 2013? I am considering tablets... and have never even used a laptop for business purposes. We use FlexiSign 8.6v2, Picasa, many different Photo programs etc, along with Quickbooks and Office files.

Would Android OS tablets be able to handle any/many of these? Sounds like the Windows Tablet OS is kind of bloated and not as slick as the Androids much less iPads.