- Sim Racing News On A Budget Tablet – Video

lookblind has released an interesting video of iRacing running on a budget-price Dell tablet.

A few weeks ago, I posted an interesting video of Assetto Corsa running on a Microsoft Surface 2 Pro tablet.

While that was certainly an interesting excercise, the ability of the Surface 2 Pro to run AC isn’t all that surprising considering that the tablet is pretty much as powerful as a PC, selling for around $900.

Now, lookblind has posted an interesting video, showing iRacing on a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet. The simulation is running remarkably smooth, especially considering that the tablet retails for around $300.

iRacing is particularly suited to be run on tablets as the simulation features touch-controls that you can see in action in the video below.

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  • MatzeLoCal

    Nearly what I’m looking for. If those would have a better GPU, than I could run iRacing with OculusRift without a monitor… which would make a very space-saving setup.

    The 11″ has USB3.0 and HDMI … again, I doubt the intel Graphics thing can handle it.

    • Anonymous

      I doubt most handheld devices can run 1080p in 120 frames, whats needed for the “latest” occulus.

      • MatzeLoCal

        I totally agree with you, but in a year or two,the hardware of those things will be better.

  • Wim

    very cool, but i would not want to be in a race with people driving with touch control on a tablet. Its hard enough to keep your safety rating without people going weaving over the track.

    • Anonymous

      Having seen enough drivers who are terrible with wheels, or doing quite well with joysticks, I don’t agree with the whole ‘if you aren’t using a wheel, you must be a hazard’ opinion.

  • Chris Considine

    Is it possible to “tilt” steer (like tilting the tablet)? That seems much more natural than thumb steering. I think there is an iPad racing game that does that.

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  • Rob Gray

    “Particularly suited” hahahah :