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the ideal tablet for MobileSheetsPro
I just started using a Surface Pro I got on ebay for a reasonable price. It works quite well, with some quirks. The battery seems to last about 2 hours, which makes me worry about longer concerts. It would be nicer if it were a little bigger but there is nothing really affordable, light and with a good screen I could find.
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(04-30-2019, 10:56 AM)Eddfiddler Wrote: I just started using a Surface Pro I got on ebay for a reasonable price. It works quite well, with some quirks. The battery seems to last about 2 hours, which makes me worry about longer concerts. It would be nicer if it were a little bigger but there is nothing really affordable, light and with a good screen I could find.

A colleague has the Surface Pro 6 and a pen - I can borrow it next week, gonna test it out.
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Having tested it, I have to say it's a very nice solution. Screen resolution and size is good, stylus is one of the best I've tested.
Unfortunately I don't know if it's one I'll go for, as windows 10 as a tablet feels unfinished - definitely for the pricetag.
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I'd been looking for a tablet (or something) that displays the same size as an A4 page (or letter for you US guys).

I didn't quite succeed but close with a Asus C302 chromebook.  It has 16:9 ratio 12.5" screen, awesome battery life.  I have quite a few scores that just drift on to two pages so cropping them tight and using the vertical scrolling function allows me to see the full score.

I also purchased a bluetooth pedal however it forces the chromebook into landscape mode.  I have to manually override the orientation with the chromebook settings (CTRL+SHIFT+rotate) but this is annoying.  I did read another post on this, any news on a fix?

Anyway, highly recommend the chromebook.
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I would surely look into chromebook.

Great info!!
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It looks like there are fewer inexpensive large (13.3 is the size I like) Android tablets around

While Chromebooks seem to have come down in price. (?)

Any recommendations in inexpensive Chromebooks 13-14 inch screens to use with (Android version) of Mobilesheets?

Anything special I should know about choosing between a Chromebook versus an Android tablet for Mobilesheets? 

(Or should I consider switching to Windows MS?)

Jeff
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Because I favor Windows, after much anxiety and research, I pulled the plug on on a 13.5 Surface Book 2 last November & couldn't be happier.

My biggest concern was how would the PDF sheets I created in my music notation software look on the screen versus the 8.5" X 11" sized sheets in my binders because, I didn't want anything smaller.

After much experimentation before buying the tablet and accounting for the scaling done by the PDF creation in the music notion software, what I discovered is if I create PDF leadsheets with a smaller left & right margin, with the 13.5" screen size & 3:2 aspect ratio of the Surface Book 2; when MS is set to full screen I am looking at the same size sheet as I did in my binders.

The other anxiety I had was with battery life on just the tablet portion which is all I intended on using when performing. The revelation was, cut the display brightness to about 65% (perfectly adequate for viewing) and I can get 4 - 5 hours on a fully charged tablet, maybe more but I haven't needed any more.

Of course if I used it with the keyboard attached it would be about double that or I could plug the tablet in while using it.

I'll add that I've had absolutely NO issues with the Windows 10 version of MobileSheets or the Companion which I have installed on a Windows 7 desktop.

Is the Surface Book 2 pricey, absolutely and especially so when you buy it specifically for sheet music but I am glad I went this route versus anything else.
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