Orion XT8 Classic, Self built EQ platform
AstroTech 72ED, AstroTech 6 Imaging Newt
Celestron Advanced VX EQ Mount
Celestron NexStar SE 4/5 Mount (for grab and go)
Canon T3i, Canon XT (Hap Griffin Baader Mod)
QHY5L-II Mono/Orion 50MM Mini
Fort Bend Astronomy Club
Mike "Once in a while you can be shown the light In the strangest of places if you look at it right" - Robt. Hunter
Webster 14.5" f/4.5, "Sugaree" Televue NP 101 (name not yet apparent) Siebert Black Night BVs 8 X 42 Celestron Regals, 12 X 36 Canon IS II
Quote:I've reached the point that I need to replace an old laptop. The replacement will be used for a combination of web browsing, email, and astronomy.What are the tradeoffs between the two? If you were only buying one, which would you choose? Note that I am not part of the Apple universe, so I am only interested in discussing Windows laptops and Android tablets.The only device I have at present is a Nook Color that I've hacked to run as a general-purpose Android tablet. It has all of the Tri-Atlas on it and a PDF reader, but the PDF reader is so slow on this hardware that it's essentially unusable. Of course, this device is so slow that it is painful even to send and receive email; it just wasn't designed to be more than an e-reader (a job it does fairly well).So, laptop or tablet?
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Any thoughts, given this background?
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Quote:You can close the lid of a Laptop to keep dew from forming, or you need to buy a cover for the Tablet. Dew Very Very bad combined with electronics...