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Bare Bones: These computers are new, never used but include NO accessories. That means no battery, stylus pen, keyboard. An AC adapter is optional.
Eh, no battery, optional AC - how are they supposed to get power?
 

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With a 100MHz AMD 486 processor and 8MB RAM, even a stripped-down version of Windows 95 will be sluggish, and forget about running 99% of what you might want to use as remote software because it'll need more RAM and swaps will slow it all down. The first PC I owned was a laptop with a 100MHz Intel 486-DX4 (slightly faster than a 100MHz AMD 486, if memory serves) and 8MB RAM. It was painful.


If you want to instal something like embedded Linux or 98lite's embedded Windows, you could get it to respond decently--*if* whatever remote software you use isn't a memory hog.


But my opinion is, why bother. The time and effort it would take to get anything useful out of these antiques has to be worth at least the $50-$100 more to buy an LCD or other remote that works OOB.


Personally, the idea of a nice full-color wireless touchscreen HTPC remote based on a Smart Display, TabletPC, or even just a PocketPC with an oversize display makes me drool even though I can't justify the expense yet. But these don't seem as good as a more vanilla remote, personally--I'd spend the money on a wireless trackball instead.
 

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With slow panels like these, the best bet is usually to run the actual user interface on a decent PC, then just run something like Remote Desktop or VNC on the pad device. Assuming you can get wi-fi PCMCIA or something to work with it. But these particular devices look like they might be PEN ONLY. IMHO, that sucks for remote applications - I'd want a touchscreen that works w/ my finger.
 

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Originally posted by SIMJEDI
I can still use my fingernail to.

Stylistic LT



peace
I believe that model is a resistive touchscreen and you cannot use your finger you would have to use the stylus. Fujitsu makes other tablets that are passive (Point 510, Stylistic 3400/3500) that do work with just your finger.
 
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