Hardware requirements

Hardware Requirements & Options

To use RIPA you’ll need a reasonably modern and very reliable office PC with the following minimum requirements.
2GB Ram, Dual Processor, 100GB hard drive, Pentium 4 2GB,32 bit operating system.
Windows 7 Professional (not home edition) is the preferred operating system but Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 or Windows Vista are also suitable.
With regard to tablet PC’s you can use any operating system however our recommendation is to purchase a tablet PC with a 10 inch or bigger screen which has a battery operating life of 7-8 hours and comes with a stylus.  A couple of recommendations are made below.

If you are upgrading or starting from scratch we personally use and recommend the Dell Vostro 260MT PC package shown below which comes with a 23″ monitor and Windows 7 and is ready to use right out of the box.


Available from:   Dell

With regard to RIPA, the complete system will be automtically downloaded to your office PC however to use key components of the program out in the field you’ll need an additional tablet or laptop PC.  We’ve put together the following suggestions which you might like to consider.
Generic Tablet PC         

RIPA can operate on any tablet PC or laptop with internet connection out in the field.   This includes PC’s with Windows, Andriod or Apple operating systems so you can really choose whatever you want to however our recommendation is that you need a PC with Gorilla Glass, dual touch screen, stylus and carry folder.   A docking station would also make life easy.


Motion CL900 Tablet PC          $2,564.68            

Tablet PC specifications:
Brand – Motion Computing CL900 tablet PC, Up to 8 hrs battery life, Dropable from 1200 mm, Intel Atom Z760 1.5Ghz processor,
10.1″ Wide Gorilla Glass Dual Touch Screen (can be seen in bright sunlight), 2 GB Ram, 62 GB SSD Drive Integrated Rear facing 3 pm and front facing 1.3mp camera’s, Bluetooth, USB, SD Card and HDMI ports, Windows 7 Professional, Digitizer pen, Weight = 0.95 kg,
1 Year Warranty

Software Included:
Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Business (includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, One Note & Outlook). Adobe Flash Player. 

We’ve also included
- 2 yr warranty extension, docking station (transforms CL900 into full featured desktop computer, Portfolio case (carry case which doubles as a tablet stand), Shoulder strap kit, HDMI cable, Vehicle power adapter, Microsoft Officce 2010 Home and Business (includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, One note & Outlook), Bluebeam PDF Revu Standard version, Introductory product training, Access to Email and Phone technical support.

Available from:   Motion Computing

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC       $1,599             

This is a complete solution.       Use on your desk as a PC or take with you in the field as a tablet however you will still need an office PC.

Tablet PC specifications:
Brand – Samsung Series 7 slate PC, Up to 7 hrs battery life, 11.6″ LED screen, Touchscreen, Digitizer pen, 4 GB System memory, 64GB HDD, 15 sec booting, Instant 2.1 seconds ON, HD Audio sound, Integrated front and rear camera’s, bluetooth, Intel i5 Processor, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit), Internal microphone,860g weight, 1 yr Warranty.

Software Included:
Windows 7 & Microsoft Office Professional, Adobe Flash Player,

Also includes:
Docking station, bluetooth keyboard. 

          Available from:   Samsung

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