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I want to install Linux on a tablet. The specs are:

  • 1.2GHz CPU
  • 1GB RAM

It just needs to run a graphical browser which will run a local django application, probably writing data to an SQLite database.

Does this sound reasonable, or is the tablet too low-specced?


The django app will be running on the tablet too.

Edit2: The tablet I've got in mind is a Quaduro Flight-Pad Tablet PC

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Clarify what you mean by 'local' application, I presume running on another machine? – Neil Trodden Aug 24 '10 at 10:25
1 GHz is like saying that your TV's bezel is 3 meters by 2 meters in size. Sure, it gives us some decent assumptions--it's unlikely that you've got only a cell phone-sized screen inside that enormous bezel--but it's not enough information to say for sure. Model numbers, please! – BMDan Aug 24 '10 at 10:30
Updated my question – Andy Aug 24 '10 at 10:42
I've previously run XP SP3 on a tablet with those specs and apart from a little sluggishness from time to time it was just fine. – paulbeesley Aug 24 '10 at 13:35

Sounds fine to me. Try Midori, or Dillo if even that's too much for it.

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I agree, should be plenty enough to run a lightweight browser. – Bobby Aug 24 '10 at 10:51

Processor is: 1.2 GHz C7-M ULV Processor RAM: 1GB DDR2-400 Chipset: VIA VX700 with integrated VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP Graphics Integrated Southbridge with 8-channel HD Audio V-Link 533 MB/s bandwidth North/South Bridge interconnect Display: 7” TFT LCD, native resolution of 1024x600

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Chrome/Chromium will work fine. I tried running it on a netbook with 1GiB of RAM underclocked to 1GHz, and it even was not slow.

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