At our office we appropriated a dozen or so of the Point of Sale terminals to serve as stations, as long as they weren't called upon to do anything graphically intensive they work great and look the part!
I rarley go overboard with expression and am not a fan of vernacular... Yet I must say OMG! SQUEE! Engnineering touchscreen 22". I will be buying more of these as I can afford them. It is stellar as Weapons, Engineering, Science. It is ok for Comms and passable for Helm.. I still like the joystick for helm, so would rather go PC+touchscreen monitor (which was only $80 less) and my keyboard layout for Weapons I still like better than the touchscreen (same for Comms) but since it can be on a PC as a monitor too, and I plan to be using these for running Artemis at conventions...I can only hope for a way to use mods/missions and custom config files on the Artemis version.. say maybe as files on the SSD cards...
I experienced no performance issues in the course of 12 hours of testing the VSD220 with Artemis. And that included running up to for stations on it, switching back and forth, and even as a server. Some reviews, especially regarding 'under-performance' have, IMHO, a tendency to
be based upon overblown expectations for the cost/value. at only $80 more than the identical device witouth CPU and Android OS, it performed:
A. Better than my Galaxy S2.
B. Better than my $500 ASUS Transformer (which flat refused to run Artemis).
C. Maintains the ability to perform as a PC monitor with touchscreen.
Hey, awesome! I had been thinking of getting one for the same purposes, but had only heard about the 240 today. I figure it's probably worth noting that a beefier version is coming out soon, but if this one works, then that's awesome. Especially since this one will be cheaper. Having not used the monitor myself yet, all I've got are reviews that day it's a decent tablet with laggy touch response, brilliant video playback and low frame rate gaming (although that's probably on much more resource intensive games). But if it's good for Artemis, then it's game on! :)
Have you thought about getting one of the 19V capable external batteries as a battery pack for this thing (like this one)? It takes 19VDC and ~2 Amps, so the 26,000 mAh packs should run it for 2 hours on battery power (more than long enough to lug it to a new spot and plug it in without having to turn it off in between). I don't really see using this as a portable tablet that often, but it might be worth it.
No, but then I have sick disgusting plans involving 5 touch screen systems, 1 non touch screen system built into a Dalek casing which converts/folds open for use to resemble a Tardis Bridge. All cooled by a largish fan system with builting network hub allowing 3 additional wired network connections..
1 for a secondary hub to connect a second bridge.
1 for a GM Station.
1 for an Observers screen station.