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Surface Pro 3 And Ezb

Just checking if anyone here is running a Surface Pro 3 and the EZB v4? I've really like the touch screen and small Ipad form, but not sure if if the Os (i think 8.1 ) and the CPU are strong enough to run EZ builder and deliver on the load. Anyone see any drawbacks with using this computer/tablet?


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Oh man, where have you been... LOL :) Lot's of us including myself have been using tablets like the ACER W3... I have had mine for over a year now.... The only tablet type that won't work would be one using Windows RT....

#2 under a Well thats good or bad news if you are my wallet. Any thoughts regarding i3,i5, i7, ram etc


No need for an I7 unless you will be using it for slicing. I5 is more than enough. 4GB minimum. I use 16GB but that is overkill unless you are running a very large ez-ai implementation. 8 would be more than enough.


OK Stupid question here, what do you mean by i3,i5, i7, ram etc? I'm on the cusp of getting a tablet and want to know the best to get also. I understand Ram bit the numbers you use confuse me. confused


The "i 3,5,7" refer to the naming of the intel processor, in the old days you just bought by the speed ie 240mhz, then there was dual, and quad core processors xeon etc. Those still excist but they try to use a friendly memorable name like i7 for the everyday processor. :) The larger the number the faster the processor.


@Dave if you are just using the table for ARC or robotics in general, I recommend the Acer W3.... Dirt cheap (they are all over ebay) and works great with ARC.... The 32g or 64g both work fine...


Wow. Those are cheap! At that price you could afford a computer onboard any robot big enough to carry it.


After some research I think I'd upgrade to the Acer W4 0r the Lenovo IdeaTab Miix 2 Tablet. Both have a better display and battery life and CPU. I can get the W4 at Tigerdirect for as little as 132 USD (scratch and dent sale) to 150 USD refurbished. Both are competitive in price to the W3.

Thanks for the help. :)


@fxrtst - some of these smaller tablets are great and make sure it has what you need on it. I bought a couple of the HP Streams at Christmas when they went on sale for $69 and it was the 2GB/64GB Office 365 version. Some have micro USB and some have a full size usb, just write down your needs then pick one that meets it. I have ran ARC on my Dell Venue, no problems, then I ran a stand alone ARC SDK test app on the HP Stream and no problems.



If you are going to run your ez-ai database locally, I would go with something stronger than these tablets. If you run your databases off another machine on your network and don't use the auto knowledge gathering piece which uses the nlp, you should be fine.


Thanks for the thoughts. This was for taking my "project" on the road for PR. Was looking for something small and flashy, and the surface pro caught my eye. But one of these small cheaper tablets might do just as well. I still have my Mac Pro that will run the EZ-AI. When I'm at home:)