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Our project seems to be heading in the need of having a small computer to mediate between the UI control/data presentation Windows PC (workstation) and an OEM vendor's device.
The system must support at least 1 USB 2.0 interface (to the device) and some other interface (>= 100BaseT ?) to the workstation. The vendor provides an x86 DLL to encapsulate communication with their device so this will need to run 32-bit Windows Embedded Compact (for the real-time capability as well).
Smaller physical size is better, as is lower cost.
Does anyone have any experiences and/or recommendations (and/or who/what to avoid!) they're willing to share about such systems?
"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed."
- G.K. Chesterton
Okay, these guys have this computer advertised: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 20DF
These first six specs are clearly understood...
8 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
15.6" 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
No Clue on these next two. Going to google. I think the Radeon is (or was once) a graphics card. I don't have any idea of how to put the first one into my brain, as a quantity, and then get that qualitative concept which flows out of the quantifiable item.
Core i7 5500U / 2.4 GHz <---The "core" of my confusion
AMD Radeon R7 M260
I think I know what these next two mean; and it makes me go "HUH ???"
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit downgrade
pre-installed: Windows 7
I think this last one is a part number
This is the kind of stuff where I don't really understand what stores are telling me when they advertise a notebook computer. I'm sitting here asking myself what I'm getting for what I'm paying, and no clue on how to compare that against another machine with equally convoluted specs.
Windows version and the final notebook product item number are a few things that you would be using to find hardware or drivers related to your machine. Windows product is what you can change while purchasing the product. You can select from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 Pro, your choice.
If you find difficulty in learning something or understanding, always try to Google for it. Google has a good base of search results for you.
The sh*t I complain about
It's like there ain't a cloud in the sky and it's raining out - Eminem
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Something else to keep in mind are the data rates available in the Bluetooth standards. The rates are pretty low, so you could stream video but you'd have to do a bunch of compression and probably accept the fact that the video won't be all that good. Bluetooth works for audio because the data rates of compressed audio are very low.
I hope this is the correct forum for such questions..
Is an adapter (the wrapper, that is) really needed in order to put a nano SIM into a micro SIM slot? I tried without one and there doesn't seem any problems. So, my question is, if I continue like this, apart from trivial "non-detection of the SIM card case", what is the worst that could happen? Agreed, those adapters are so cheap to buy, but just wondering...
Just a small hint: You might want to watch out for idle cooler noise if you plan to use it in your office. I once bought one where the description said nothing about it and even in idle it was many times louder than my PC
If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't. — Lyall Watson
First of all always look for well known suppliers, that will give you better guarantee.
Then look for a true sinusoidal UPS, which means that the output is sinus shaped resembling the line waveform. The cheaper square-wave devices can create problems to switching power supplies of PC and other electronic devices. For more or less the same reason check the minimum allowed load power factor, this parameters directly deals with current phasing of inductive loads, but for electronic devices lower power factors means that the UPS can tolerate higher waveform distortion and the harmonics generated, again, by switching power supplies of electronic devices.
If you are looking for medium-high power UPS's looking at characteristics you'll find also an harmonic THD distortion, the lower the best.
About surge protection don't worry too much, an UPS device by default give surge protection: A surge is a fast transient overvoltage of power line (up to 200-250% of nominal value), because an UPS output is controlled and regulated you should be theoretically free from them.
Another important characteristic is the autonomy: how many minutes of power it can deliver at nominal power. This defines the dimensions of the battery pack. Choose the right time you need, the batteries are very expensive and are also delicate. Remember that batteries have a lifespan (that depends very much on ambient temperature, higher the temperature shorter the life), good quality batteries will guarantee a life of 18-24 months at 25°C +/-2°C.
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