Computer/Tablet for a Beverage Cart on a Golf Course
I run a golf course and this year we are hoping to equip our beverage cart with a mobile payment terminal as well as a laptop/tablet to use as our point of sale.
Our pos software runs well on Windows so it was recommended to me to purchase a tablet to run the software. Looks as though a windows tab which runs about $600. It's too bad because the unit itself doesn't have to be very good necessarily, just has to be able to connect to wifi and run a pretty simple program...that's it.
There are plenty of laptop options on the other hand which I believe should do the job, especially if I can get a touchscreen. One would have to question how long the battery would last as it could be out in the field for 8 hours a day (although, certainly not under continuous use the entire time).
For connection , my computer guy is confident he can broadcast a wireless signal over the entire golf course with an antenna mounted to the roof of the building - i have my doubts but he seems very sure of himself. The payment terminal itself would run off of a sim card.
Computer guy is telling me that the tablet has better wifi options than the laptop which I don't totally understand.
Anyone have experience in this field or could offer up a suggestion, I would be very greatful!