13.3" and 15" Envy X2 with... (drumroll) Synaptics!

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  1. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Sounds something like what jnjroarch has been saying.
     
  2. HuckleBoo

    HuckleBoo Pen Pal - Newbie

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    The 612 G1 is now available for two weeks around the globe. Has someone already tested a version with the Wacom (Bamboo) Pen3?
     
  3. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Found it! Or at least one of em. Also: gotta love that multi-quote opion.
     
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    I've found almost all ODMs don't specify the digitizer manufacturer in product announcements. This very thread is excellent example of how HP could have cleared up a lot of guesswork for potential buyers, but did not.

    I suppose it's similar to how ODMs are content to just state "xxx GB SSD" without identifying model or interface type (m.2, msata, emmc)—even though it has huge impact on performance.

    I think it's a stupid policy, but I don't think it's cause to suspect that someone is deliberately trying to hide the information.
     
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  5. HuckleBoo

    HuckleBoo Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Well, the Envy x2 13 will have a m.2 interface and the Envy x2 15 will have a 500GB sata hard disk from WD (WD5000M21k).

    Btw, the Pen for the x2 13/15 will not require a battery. It's not mentioned anywhere in the user guide.

    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04463874.pdf

    You will also find some nice pictures here:
    http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalciti...untry/disassembly_notebo_2014929234524605.pdf
    http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/productdata/Countries/_MultiCountry/disassembly_notebo_201498234528945.pdf
     
  6. Marty

    Marty Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Those disassembly guides are nice finds! I wish all manufacturers would make this kind of info available. It clears up confusion on components and it allows people who are out-of-warranty or travelling abroad to at least attempt a fix.

    But sadly, I think these service manuals will remain a rarity for new tablets... :(

    (Btw, your last link is hyperlinked incorrectly)
     
  7. eaglestar

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    Don't think so (for HP). There are official videos on how to replace guts in HP Pavilion X2 10", which is also very new.
     
  8. kneehowguys

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    Let's say it ends up being n-trig or atmel.

    Do you want the 15 inch HP x2? I feel like even with its thinness and pen holding loop, it is still worse than the sony flip 15 which can be a full laptop with full clampshell. See linus tech tip's gripes about the SP3 and the fact that it is not as lappable as a clampshell.

    I think a 15 inch penabled convertible would be fantastic and fits my workflow of multi monitor use with a pen, but I am too attached to the two programmable buttons + eraser on my wacom pen to give it up. Once n-trig or atmel get programmable 3 button pens though and someone makes the first convincing 15 inch convertible, I think I will probably jump ship to get 15 inch laptops.

    A 15 inch convertible with digitizer would be a productivity, notetaking, and annotation heaven.
     
  9. victorb

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    Hey, looking through this thread and I'm just wondering if anyone has any information on release dates for US or North America for the 15" Envy?

    I thought all the core M devices would release at once, but then the Yoga 3 came out and none of the others have released.

    I want a device that is good for taking notes, but I hate the MS SP3s crappy keyboard cover.

    I've been thinking about the Helix 2, or This. It seems the Dell Latitude 13 7000 is over priced for what it gives.

    I've been waiting for a few months for this, and my old laptop is just getting to slow and onerous to deal with, but if nothing comes out soon, I'm going to just buy the SP3.

    From the looks of it on this and the other threads for the Helix 2 and the 7000, it seems a bunch of people are in the same boat.
     
  10. neongolden

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    I wonder if I just made a huge mistake ordering a Duo 13 last week. Last time I read this thread, there was speculation that the digitizer on the upcoming Core M model would be Synaptics. There weren't any good impressions from people who sampled the the pen at trade shows...

    If the display turns out to be Triluminous/SP3 level, with at least 75% adobe RGB, buyer's remorse is gonna hit me hard... :(
     
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