Micro-laptop for field astronomy


Christopher Erickson
 

I recently got a GPD micro-laptop for engineering work travel. It is gobs of fun. Just don't forget your reading glasses.

I got the cheapest model and have been really impressed with it. Due to a recent shoulder surgery, I haven't tried an occultation with it yet. I do have APCC-Pro, SharpCap and everything else installed on it with no problems.


At home I plug a big screen, big keyboard and mouse into it. Works just like any other Windows PC.

"Always take the high road. There's less traffic."

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, Hawaii


Roland Christen
 

Nice!

Roland

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Erickson <christopher.k.erickson@...>
To: ap-gto@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Dec 7, 2022 7:34 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Micro-laptop for field astronomy

I recently got a GPD micro-laptop for engineering work travel. It is gobs of fun. Just don't forget your reading glasses.

I got the cheapest model and have been really impressed with it. Due to a recent shoulder surgery, I haven't tried an occultation with it yet. I do have APCC-Pro, SharpCap and everything else installed on it with no problems.


At home I plug a big screen, big keyboard and mouse into it. Works just like any other Windows PC.

"Always take the high road. There's less traffic."

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, Hawaii

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Stuart
 

Impressive! Looks rugged too.


On Wed, 7 Dec 2022 at 20:34, Christopher Erickson <christopher.k.erickson@...> wrote:
I recently got a GPD micro-laptop for engineering work travel. It is gobs of fun. Just don't forget your reading glasses.

I got the cheapest model and have been really impressed with it. Due to a recent shoulder surgery, I haven't tried an occultation with it yet. I do have APCC-Pro, SharpCap and everything else installed on it with no problems.


At home I plug a big screen, big keyboard and mouse into it. Works just like any other Windows PC.

"Always take the high road. There's less traffic."

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, Hawaii


Worsel
 

Chris

That's amazing packaged in the size of a small tablet!

Bryan


Christopher Erickson
 

USB-3, USB-C and a native DB-9 serial port! So many things I do require talking to astronomy, scientific and networking equipment via an RS-232 terminal connection.

And the keyboard is backlit and the keys have a satisfying CLICK instead of a THUD.

And an 8 hour battery life. Gorilla Glass screen and a thick-walled, extra-heavy-duty chassis.

And I can put it in a back pocket while I climb around inside professional observatories and telescopes.

And sit on it without fear of hurting it!

"Always take the high road. There's less traffic."

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, Hawaii


On Thu, Dec 8, 2022 at 5:27 AM Worsel via groups.io <bryancashion=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Chris

That's amazing packaged in the size of a small tablet!

Bryan


Christopher M
 

It looks like an oversized flip-phone for us old fogies who know flip-phones but needed a bigger keypad for texting....
Cool.
My biggest concern would be the small screen size.  I have a hard enough time reading the screen on my 15" laptop, let alone my smartphone.
C


Christopher Erickson
 

I have been looking for the ideal travel case or bag for it. One that has a compartment for reading glasses!

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
   

On Thu, Dec 8, 2022, 1:29 PM Christopher M <mirfak@...> wrote:
It looks like an oversized flip-phone for us old fogies who know flip-phones but needed a bigger keypad for texting....
Cool.
My biggest concern would be the small screen size.  I have a hard enough time reading the screen on my 15" laptop, let alone my smartphone.
C


Christopher M
 

Update.  Found a vid on this portable one:  https://youtu.be/BGGOn-H7s3Q
:)
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Solstice everyone!
Christopher


Yves Laroche
 

😅

Le 19 déc. 2022 10 h 27, Christopher M <mirfak@...> a écrit :
Update.  Found a vid on this portable one:  https://youtu.be/BGGOn-H7s3Q
:)
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Solstice everyone!
Christopher


Karen Christen
 

Hahahahahaha

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Yves Laroche
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2022 9:40 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Micro-laptop for field astronomy

 

😅

 

Le 19 déc. 2022 10 h 27, Christopher M <mirfak@...> a écrit :

Update.  Found a vid on this portable one:  https://youtu.be/BGGOn-H7s3Q
:)
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Solstice everyone!
Christopher

 


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Karen Christen
Astro-Physics