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CMX on an x86 tablet?

Postby Mapantz » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:08 pm

This may seem like a silly or trivial question, but would CMX work on an 8" (x86) Windows 10 tab that has an Atom processor?

My brother is ditching his for something different, and i'm going to nab it from him for a cheap price. I suddenly wondered if I could use CMX on it? I have a USB to Micro USB adapter to connect my station to it (if it does work) - I thought about putting it on the wall below the station. Perhaps i'm getting a bit ahead of myself? :lol:
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Re: CMX on an x86 tablet?

Postby AllyCat » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:48 pm

Hi,

Mapantz wrote:I have a USB to Micro USB adapter to connect my station to it


I think the software will probably work, but how are you going to power the tablet? They normally have only one micro USB socket which can act as a USB host (with moderate power output for something like a mouse) but the same connector is also used to feed power in when charging.

If it were a serial data interface (COM port) then that might be via Bluetooth, leaving the USB socket for charging.

Cheers, Alan.
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Re: CMX on an x86 tablet?

Postby jlmr731 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:53 pm

i would think it would work fine as long as it has 2 usb ports or a dedicated charge port. That atom processor may have more compute power than a raspi
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Re: CMX on an x86 tablet?

Postby water01 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:58 am

As long as it is the full version of W10 you should be fine as far as the Operating system is concerned. The hardware maybe a different problem depending on how the USB port(s) are powered, but as suggested a powered hub may help.

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Re: CMX on an x86 tablet?

Postby Mapantz » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:55 pm

Hi folks

Thank you for the replies! I did fret slightly after making the post, thinking the same thing about only one USB port for charging and data, but it turns out that it has micro USB for charging, and it has two full-size USB ports, for a mouse/keyboard etc..
It has 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, so it maybe a go?!

My only concern is, how stable will it be? The only way will be to try it. I won't be getting it for a few weeks, but i'm certainly interested in how it will perform! :)
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Re: CMX on an x86 tablet?

Postby jlmr731 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:18 pm

Mapantz wrote:
My only concern is, how stable will it be? The only way will be to try it. I won't be getting it for a few weeks, but i'm certainly interested in how it will perform! :)


Good to hear extra usb ports
I would think if thats all that is running should be ok with 2gig of ram. if posible do a clean install first. now It is windows so YEA its stable. :roll:


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