This is a thread to collect news about Win8 and other tablet PC’s coming out this fall, especially relating to ID use
Many of them are going to have Wacom digitizer pens that will be great for mobile sketching, some might even be decent with light CAD work. What’s hard is to pick whether they do what we need them to do, build quality, whether the graphics are good enough, etc.
I’ve been keeping an eye out, since I’m in the market and I though others might be interested in sharing
I used the Galaxy Note 10.1 which has pressure sensitivity, but the processor-Android couldn’t keep up with fast smooth sketch movements or ellipses. Maybe this new round will Windows 8 stuff will be better. I think there’s something to this category of Dual UI. Simplicity when you need it, but full PC usability when you want it.
The Dell Latitude 10 is a dockable Windows 8 tablet featuring a new Intel Atom processor and a Gorilla Glass-covered 10.1-inch IPS display with 10-point multitouch and support for an optional Wacom stylus. It has 128GB of internal storage, a 720p webcam and 8-megapixel rear camera, and Micro SIM support for mobile broadband.
Last one for this Friday afternoon… please add to this, comments and other tablets coming out.
I’m trying to make a decision myself and I’ll just collect some of what I find here
HP Envy x2
1366 px x 768 px
Intel Clover Trail Atom
The HP Envy x2 is a Windows 8 tablet with a detachable keyboard dock and has an 11.6-inch IPS touchscreen with optional stylus support and Beats Audio processing. It comes with a Clover Trail Intel Atom processor, 32GB and 64GB storage options, an HD webcam, and an 8-megapixel rear camera.
Is this Wacom?
Asus Vivo Tab ($800)
11.6-inch (1366-by-768 resolution) display, Intel Atom processor, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, micro-HDMI, NFC, weighs 1.49 pounds and measures 0.34 inches thick.
display includes a Wacom digitizer
Sony Vaio Duo 11 ($1,100)
Tech Specs: 11.6-inch (1920-by-1080 resolution) display, Intel Core i3 processor, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB of storage, HD webcam, two USB ports, HDMI out, VGA out, Ethernet port, SD/Memory Stick slot, weighs 2.8 pounds and measures 0.7 inches thick. includes a stylus with digitizer.
!@#%* They all keep falling short in one way or another! #$%^&
I can’t dumb down to an 11.6" size for sketching, our 14.1" Toshiba Tecras are as small as I’d like to go, but I don’t see anyone venturing into the 14-15-or-above range, so I’ve been looking only at the largest stylus supported tablets.
Here are two good links for summaries of what’s out there (except for the CES stuff, hopefully they’ll add the new ones soon);
I got word of the Asus Taichi (there’s an 11.6" version already available but I found out there’s a larger 13.3" version. The CONS include a wimpy graphics engine and the stylus is NTrig (so only 256 pressure levels);
Then this morning I got wind of a BIG tablet just for DESIGNERS, architects and photographers (huh??) The Panasonic 4K Tablet (that’s it’s model designation but might likely end up being its price too). 20" tablet (that’s not a typo), Core i7, lots of ram, NVidia GEForce graphics engine, stylus support…COOL;