Android Tablet and App for Basic Admin

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  1. cliffr

    cliffr Member

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for an Android tablet to do basic SSH admin with?

    I'm looking for cheap and 9-10"

    I tried doing one of those anemic windows tablets and it failed miserably. Worked OK with putty but MobaX couldn't handle a bunch of open connections.

    I'm Android, not iOS and I want a solution under $300.

    Is there a good app to manage profiles?
     
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  2. Patrick

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    I use this one: Amazon.com : ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 9.7" (2048x1536), 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, 5MP Front / 8MP Rear Camera, Android 6.0, Tablet, Glacier Silver (Z500M-C1-SL) (No Sim Card Support) : Computers & Accessories

    Silver (really white) is about $20 less. Nice screen. Okay battery life. For $269 it seems like a significant step up from the Kindle Fire and runs Android. Also, the 4GB RAM and the ability to add a 128GB card for $44 seem decent for long flights. My Pixel XL was always on a version of Android too new for the United in-flight streaming app. It also received an Android 7 update recently.

    On the admin, I am using Juice SSH but there is likely a better solution out there.
     
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  3. cliffr

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    Think the Pixel C will get cheap soon?
     
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  4. wsuff

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    JuiceSSH does ok for me and slight better now that I opted to embrace tmux. =) I think connectbot or a fork is still alive/well too as another ssh client option. Hardware wise my phone [nexus 6p] has been enough since mostly running scripts/monitoring progress vs longer interactive sessions. Laptop/PC for that. Remote Desktop apps might be an option on a 10" tablet tho. Sadly I haven't had much experience with anything recent in that realm since Google hasn't released any cost friendly Nexus 7 replacements.
     
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  5. T_Minus

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    I used SSH client on my old S5 haven't tried on my S7.

    Obviously it's for emergency only, tiny screen sucks but is doable :)

    They probably have 4-8" BT screens or something cool now for your phone ?? Maybe BT Screen+Kb off your phone?
     
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  6. Patrick

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    @wsuff check out that ASUS. It is decently cost effective and a big upgrade over the Nexus 7.
     
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  7. Hank C

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    I have a hard time getting another Asus device based on android after having a big issue on Asus Zenfone 2. It had ghosting and had to replace the screen.
     
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  8. Patrick

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    @Hank C - A phone in my mind is a different class of device. This was $270. A year's worth of use and it is worth it.
     
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    Termux look at as well
     
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  10. MiniKnight

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    Apple has better sw and hw
     
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