I’d appreciate suggestions for an iPad/tablet to use for HAMRS during my POTA activations.
Computers hate me. They can smell fear.
I am most comfortable with Macs and the like. I have used PCs successfully at work, but it’s never been comfortable for me. It’s always counter-intuitive when I leave my small comfort zone of learned routines. But I would consider a PC platform if it were straight forward. (And a lot cheaper.)
It seems to me that I need something with at least a 6-8 hour battery life–enough for 2 days of activations, and something rugged and small enough to travel with me. My typing skills are barely adequate at best, but not nearly good enough to copy CW, so I think having a touch screen would be a help as well as a keyboard. No way am I good enough to type without watching the screen.
Budget for this would ideally stay below 500.00 and half that would be fantastic.
What is the wisdom of the group?