cfrahm or anyone else that might chime in...little help.
Okay, so what are the opinions on this tablet for these purposes. I'm a court reporter, and I do a lot of real-time depositions. This means that as we're going, I'm sending a live feed to a computer/tablet sitting in front of one or more of the attorneys (basically closed captioning the questions and answers).
So I used to take three netbooks with me to throw down for RT use. I've recently switched to Nook HD+s since they are 9" (the 7" tablets are just too small....the iPad Mini is right on the edge) and cost $150 new and about 100-120 on CraigsList. I've purchased four so far, and I just purchased an iPad 2 off of CL for a fifth tablet, planning to buy one more iPad 2 so as to have those be my main RT feeds with the four Nooks as backups for bigger jobs.
Now, the software I use to send/receive RT is called LiveDeposition, and it has an Apple app and Android app (and a Kindle app as well now since my original plan was to go with Kindle Fire 8.9" before the Nooks dropped in price, so the guys over at LiveDepo dropped a Kindle app for me).
ANYWAY....sorry about this....when using a netbook, I don't hook up through an app, but through a Website. I enter the IP address (10.10.10 something) and password I assign, and it fires up. It's not a Java program...think it's some sort of Adobe viewing software base. I'm wondering if this thing would be able to pull it up like your standard netbook on XP or Win7 (or Win8).
The reason I want two iPads as my main throwdowns is because of battery life and...well, attorneys just LOVE iPads. The Nooks should get me 6-9 hours, but brightness is the key feature. I figure with this thing, though, I'd never need to plug into a power strip. This has piqued my interest considerably.
So for these purposes, what are the thoughts? Is WinRT a complete deal-breaker? Is there a chance it doesn't work at all? Should I find out exactly what program LiveDepo is using for PC (same one for Macs, I believe, as far as the IP address way to connect)? Should I stop asking questions? Should I stop dreaming that anyone actually trudged through this ridiculously long post?
There is a risk that connecting to the website using Internet Explorer will not work completely right. However, the problem where drop down menus show no items or a graphic does not show is very rare.
I use a regular mouse connected to the usb port. I have tested it with a large blue tooth keyboard and it works well with a full size keyboard. Since you have been using mini notebooks in the past, it would not mean a big adjustment. It comes with one that is better than an Acer One.
In terms of your program, you might want to go to a BB and try an RT tablet there. I believe the issue with websites is not the tablet, but the RT software. One site that does not work for sure is at the Amazon Android App store where you can test drive an app. It does not work on my tablet.