Like a UX, (only lots bigger)

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Like a UX, (only lots bigger)

Postby ceehoppy1st » Fri May 13, 2011 04:34

Well, since I often use a pc-based oscilloscope at work that's a RAM hog, I finally broke down & got a "new" laptop to supplement my UX. While more & more equipment is pc-based I certainly don't need a high-end machine (& I'm cheap) so I ended up with a used Dell Latitude XT tablet.

It's got the C2D U7700 cpu, 3GB RAM, ATI graphics, 12" touchscreen, 3 USB ports, a fingerprint scanner, a normal keyboard, touch pad & a stickpointer, (but no webcam). With 2 batteries it will run the scope for about 4-5 hours (UX with extended batt made 1.5-2 hrs). For me the "twist & flip" display makes this much more handy & useable than a normal laptop in a car during a road test. I'll see how long the fancy hinge lasts.

I threw in my Mtron ssd & loaded Win7 (works great). I ain't giving up my C2D UX but sometimes practicality trumps coolness.
UX280 U7700- ssd of the day - hardware test toy
UX37GN stock- U1500-hdd

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Postby bigs » Fri May 13, 2011 20:51

nice buy ceehoppy1st. wil be interesting to bench the your u7700 ux against this dell xt with identical cpu. have a small battle between the two. Also would be interesting to see if the dell xt throttles the cpu in warm weather and high cpu loading like the ux u7700. If possible use a temp measuring app to see what max temp the dell xt cpu attains.

Also when you say 2 batteries getting 4-5 hours, are we talking 2 batteries, one internal, and one semi external, ie one sticks outs with boh batteries attached simultaneously or do you have to swap out batteries in between?

Your oscilloscope software must really use alot of cpu to make your ux only last 2 hours on the extended battery! I predominantly get 4 hours with medium loading, 5 hours on low loading (surf net) and on high loading get 3 hours. It mya be possible your extended battery capacity may be dropping due to age, and use?
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard
OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!
sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate
light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby ceehoppy1st » Sun May 15, 2011 04:06

With cpu useage, fan, & usb power for my scope (at least 2W for the hardware itself), my UX can hit 15W+ of power draw (& stay there). XT & UX both ramp up cpu temps to 60-62C when using the scope. I'm sure that XT has the same cpu throttling when hot. It has 1 internal batt & a 2nd that clips to the bottom - it's like a dock only 1/4" thick or so.

I ran CrystalMark on the XT when I got it with the crappy hdd & Vista [ATTACH]1484[/ATTACH] I'll run it on XT now with win7 & ssd vs. UX C2D.
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Postby bigs » Sun May 15, 2011 20:06

ah forgot that your scope uses usb power. In that case then yer, power consumption can be high. If you want extended battery use on the ux you can attach an external battery pack to it similar to the extended battery on your tablet, but just not clipped on. I get about 9 hours medium to high use with the extended battery, not including an additional 4 hours from the internal extended battery.
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby bigs » Tue Nov 20, 2012 09:04

haha the best battery168 is a real good spambot. Literally copied ceehoppy1sts post lol
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn


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