Acer 11.6" Chromebook Spin 11 convertible with Wacom EMR now available at Best Buy

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  1. Shogmaster

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    what is it with these toothpick pens tho!!!!
     
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    We"ve been silo'ed again
     
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    Wait that looks normal to me...
     
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    You're right it's normal sized.
     
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    youtube to the rescue.....

    Yup NO silo, the pen looks exactly like the Dell EMR pen with eraser.

     
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    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Having been using a chromebook with pen (alas, not EMR, but that's not the problem) since December I can say that the problem for those who wish to use One Note will find that the Android version is woefully inadequate for all but quick, on-the-go use, and that's with an office 365 subscription. Moreover, there is quite a bit of latency, which will make it less than satisfying for art work. I would worry, also, that this extremely low powered version might worsen the latency (I've been using a Pixelbook with 7th gen i5 (4.5 watt) and 8GB ram.

    I'm more enticed by the coming HP x2 model, with a detachable tablet and, potentially, higher end hardware. Or even more interesting, if larger and much heavier (3.5 lbs) the Acer Spin 13, recently displayed at Acer's new product event.

    The spin 13 has - inexplicably - an 8th gen quad core i5, at least 8GB ram, which seems strong, but we've been lectured for years that this kind of power is of no benefit with Chrome OS. Stranger yet, the Spin 13 will be available only with 128GB storage - eMMC! Hardware choices for chromebooks is nothing if not nonsensicalhe Google Pixelbook has 8-16GB ram, i5-i7 7th gen 4.5 watt cpus and storage ranging from, get this, 128GB - 256GB *eMMC* and, with the top model, that 7th gen y cpu (when the U version costs very little less), and then and only then can you get an Nvme/Pcie SSD, 512gb. Seems to me that the advent of the "true" SSD, 10 years ago, has shown that there is no single hardware component that delivers more noticeable speed enhancement, no matter what the activity. Go figure.
     
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    2242 M.2 slot... How hard is it to dual boot between Chrome OS and Windows if I stick in a large SSD? I have 256GB 2242 M.2 I can use.
     
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    Where do you read there is an m2 slot?
     
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    That youtube video above
     
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