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Re: Mathematica on tablet computer

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  • From: James Womack <james.c.womack at>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 05:55:03 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Jakub,

I own an Asus Transformer tablet (with Android OS) and also a Samsung 
N150 Plus Intel Atom netbook. I have not been able to find a way to run 
Mathematica on the tablet yet and I'm not convinced that you would 
currently be able to run Mathematica on an Arm-based tablet, like the 
Transformer or other Android tablets, even with Windows 8 or Linux as 
the OS. I think Mathematica would have to be recompiled specifically for 
Arm and I am not aware of Wolfram having done this (yet).

I use Mathematica on my Intel Atom netbook on a regular basis. It works 
well on the single-core 1.6 GHz system, with 2 GB RAM, running 64-bit 
Lubuntu 11.10 (Ubuntu with LXDE as the desktop environment). I think 
your best bet may be to pick up a touchscreen tablet PC with an x86 CPU 
on which you could run Windows or Linux. In fact, I would suggest 
something like the Dell Inspiron Duo, which is a netbook/tablet PC 
hybrid with more than enough power to run Mathematica 8: 

I am not sure how it operates in tablet mode and whether normal Windows 
applications are available in this mode, though one would assume so. 
Additionally, I believe the Dell Inspiron Duo is relatively compatible 
with Ubuntu: 

Best regards,

On 03/01/12 10:24, ?erých Jakub wrote:
> I hope, that my queestion is not too much off topic for this group.
> I'm planning to buy tablet PC (or netbook). My first candidate is ASUS Transformer Prime, but the problem is, that until now it is sold only with Android OS (it is promised, that it shall be sold with MS Windows 8 in the near future).
> As a teacher I don't need any massive computation, but I realy do need Mathematica running on that device. I would like to ask group members if they have any personal experiences with Mathematica on such devices (tablet PCs or netbooks running Windows or Linux (not MacOS)).
> The second question is for group members from Wolfram: Is Wolfram planning to sell also Android version of Mathematica in the future? If not, would it be teorethicaly possible to run Mathematica on Windows 8 running on ARM processor platform?
> Thanks for any responses in advance
> Jakub

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