Originally Posted By: rfoster1
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Am looking to digitize my on site reporting system. The first thing I need to determine is what kind of hardware works best in the field. I will want to present a bound report book on site (as I do now), or present a hard copy of Summary only (with report to follow via email or upload to website), or…? This is what I’m thinking about hardware:
Notebook: Powerful, reasonably priced, keyboard entry, print directly, awkward to carry around, really heavy.
Convertible: All the characteristics of Notebook and Tablet PC. Durability?
Tablet PC: Full page view, easy to navigate, easy to print on (large printing area), print directly, heavy (approx. 3 lbs.), really expensive.
PDA: Small, light, easy to carry around, relatively inexpensive, print directly, small screen, difficult to navigate, easy to lose track of where you are at, difficult to print on (small print area).
What has been your experience with various hardware configurations and printing/emailing models? Brands, models, print on site or email, handling photos, etc. Am open to all comments and discussions.
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