You might also consider a windows 8 tablet. That way you can just run windows apps. And use any usb sound card you want.I've decided to get a tablet, and one of the things I wants it for is ACARS.
Any special requirements? Line in/sound card?
I understand Android systems have an app for this.
Very true. They are not good about labeling RT vs full windows.Wirelessly posted (Moto Droid Bionic: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2; en-us; UPC300-2.2 Build/FRF91) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1)
Some of the current (and new?) Windows tablets may be running Windows RT, and it's not necessarily obvious in the specs. I understand "normal" Windows software cannot run in RT. Compounding the confusion is that Windows 9 is scheduled for circa April 2015; Windows 8 isn't selling well to the corporate market. I believe I read (on WSJD?) the Windows OS takes a lot of memory to run leaving relatively little for supplemental software when installed on entry-level versions of the newly-shown tablets.
I realize that tech bought at retail is out of date before the assembly piece is packaged to ship out the door, but sometimes I like to be slightly ahead of the curve instead of years behind.