Wow you guys are brilliant! Your giving me so many ideas and inspiration to try and mod this little tablet.
So I can buy a small pci card which will enable GPS and 3g and just put it in?
I am also having a little trouble at the moment...for some reason the sleep/hibernation feature is no longer working properly. When I put the tablet to sleep and wake it back up there is always an error message and then windows has to start normally. Also hibernation takes around 5-10minutes to get back into windows and i end up with a black screen for another few minutes before I can do anything else!
This has only happened recently and for no reason I can think of, before the sleep function worked perfectly and hibernation only took less than a minute to wake up. Has anyone else had a similar problem?
I have tried to restore the device back to its original settings by restoring the factory backup from the D: drive but the problem still persists
Its really starting to annoy me now as its quicker for me to shut down and restart every time I use it rather than going into hibernation...
I would say that it might be a Graphics driver issue, as you say you've reinstalled windows 7 and the problem still persists, have you installed any updates for windows 7, it may be an update issue, I would also say stay away from windows driver updates particularly graphics drivers, try updating the graphics and chipset drivers directly from intel first, if that doesnt work try reinstalling windows without any updates, also check this page out.
Well these Tablets seem to be getting popular, I was impressed with the build quality, touch screens are top notch, I also read elsewhere that the tablets are built by the company that build the iphone which explains the shape of the cases and quality,
I really thought when I bought it that it might be a bit cheap but im pretty impressed, I bought mine back in december off ebay from a seller who was importing them and had this one in the UK, at that time these could only be bought imported, I paid about £249 for it as I originally said it was for my son who wanted a tablet and the only real option was an ipad "LOL" for mega bucks which he'd probably drop or loose or the Vega tablet which does Flash 10.1 these were totally out of stock and priced at the same as this tablet so I got him this one, I've since bought a vega tablet for a lot less which he borrowed so I got this one which has worked out for both of us, he only does internet on the vega so its ideal for him, Android tablets are great but functionality beyond email internet is more tricky, even getting Divx etc to work is hit and miss and while they all say HD on them I haven't actually got any MKV videos working, sales gimmick I think, but then this tablet is agvertised some places as a HD tablet, which is not true because of the 450, 455 CPU with the intel 3150 GPU chips which wont do HD, 720 as I said works in stuttering mode, get a broadcom decoder card and it works flawlessly including 1080p
I've noticed that more and more UK and other regions are selling these in stock not imported at very good prices and are available with different upgrade options, the 3G option is a Huawai 7.2 Mbps HSDPA card which fits in the second PCI-e slot that utilizes the inbuilt sim slot under the small slap on the bottom of the case, since this sim slot is attached on the USB bus it may also work with external 3G devices. You'll need to check that the card is unlocked for any network and that it will work in your region and naturally works on the USB b us, Ericson also sell similar cards which probably are Huawai rebranded one's or at least some so I've read but you'll need to check if they are compatible.
As I said at the start of this thread these tablets either come with 1 or 2 Gigs of ram, having read a bit 2 gigs is the limit imposed by the chip set 4 gigs would need a 64bit OS and atoms aren't really designed for 64bit thats not to say they aren't 64bit compatible, there is also only 1 sodimm slot, some models have a 64GB SSD attached to the sata port or 160GB and 320GB sata HDD.
Wifi is 802.11 (N) bluetooth is also available on some, this upgrade is easy enough and achieved by removing the half size PCI-e wifi card and installing a Wifi+Bluetooth half size mini PCI-e card, Azurewave manufacture these which cost around £20 which have a broadcom chip.
Version 2 is also becoming available for these which have an upgraded Atom 455 CPU, and an increased resolution of 1366x768 currently the LCD panel is limited to 1024x600, it might be possible to update the EDID in the LCD panels of V1 to the new resolution of 1366,768, unfortunately intel graphics user interfaces dont allow for custom resolutions unlike ATI and Nvidia which can override the EDID settings. I will have a look into this at some point, still mod-ding my mod, when I've perfected the mod I will post a guide with the parts needed so others can do the same things.
It would be nice if Modaco were to start a dedicated section to these and similar tablets these tablets would be great as dual boot tablets, I have tried the generic versions of Android on it which almost worked perfectly, i managed to install 2 versions the first worked except for the touch screen the second worked with the touch screen but was very buggy and neither worked with wifi.
On the SSD front I've been looking into various formats available SDHC to sata was one but speed would be the issue and the maximum life cycle of SDHC cards wouldn't be great and cost wise coming in around the price of an SSD, the only benefits would be incredibly low power consumption, less space taken up and low heat.
Compact flash would be an option using a CF to sata adapter like with SDHC speed would be an issue on the lower speed cheaper cards and also life span could be an issue the faster and more expensive cards cost almost as much as a decent SSD so I think the best option is either a 1.8" or 2.5" drive either a 32GB or 64GB, the 1.8" would give a little room inside the unit for addons the 2.5 slips straight in.