Running Windows software on an iPad
I am writing this post on an iPad using the Windows version of Chrome.

It actually makes it easier to type than using the native iPad because the cursor control is much better.

The trick is using TeamViewer.

TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet

There are hosts for Windows, Mac and Linux.

There are clients for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, IOS (iPhone, iPod and iPad) and web access.

From the iPad I was able to start AutoRoute and control it. The only thing I haven't been able to work out how to do is to right click and drag to create a zoom here box.

This means that if you wanted to you could have a PC in the back of an RV and use an iPad or Android tablet up front.

This would be a stopgap measure until reasonably priced Windows 8 tablets are available.
There are several Windows 7 tablets available. I have an HP Slate that runs Windows 7 Professional and use Garmin MobilePC, nRoute and OziExplorer on it. I installed MS Streets and Trips and it also ran fine, but I don't use it.
Marvin Hlavac
Yeah, Boyd, I just wish there was a Windows tablet as thin and light as the iPad.

Andrew, thanks for sharing the idea. It has actually made me think of implementing such a set up.
I'd rather try the Fujitsu tablet if I could afford it. There is also the Acer one that runs Win7 in a 10.1" format.

Why I'll wait for a Windows 8 tablet and probably not even then if it doesn't compete price wise with my AUD200 netbook:

Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Windows 7 tablet ? reghardware
A Windows slate will never compete with a netbook price-wise. One important reason is the touch screen. Also, as far as I can tell, Windows slates, except for the Acer W500, can use a stylus for input. The devices are also a little more robustly constructed due to the expected market. Now if they weren't quite so gutless...

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