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Need a small GPS (USB version) for Windows 8 tablet

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    windows 8

    Need a small GPS (USB version) for Windows 8 tablet


    It seems most Windows 8 tablets do not come with a built-in GPS. Can anyone recommend a very small GPS (USB version)?

    Thanks for info.,

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    The problem will be to find one with Windows RT drivers, it's an ARM CPU , so you can exclude every one with Windows 7 drivers. It really suck that Microsoft was so cheap to not include one. Even a $ 200 Nexus 7 have one, another reason to get a iPad , but not the mini
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    I was actually surprised to hear that the Surface RT does not include GPS. I guess I just assumed that it would, until I read this post.
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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    The problem will be to find one with Windows RT drivers, it's an ARM CPU , so you can exclude every one with Windows 7 drivers. It really suck that Microsoft was so cheap to not include one. Even a $ 200 Nexus 7 have one, another reason to get a iPad , but not the mini
    I thought the iPad wifi-only version also doesn't include a gps.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Right. Basically, the GPS functionality comes on the Celluar modem chip (GSM/LTE/Etc), so if your tablet doesn't have cellular data, it's unlikely it will have a GPS. The same is true of android and iOS devices.
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Need a small GPS (USB version) for Windows 8 tablet
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