Acer ConceptD 9 easel notebook (2019)

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  1. Lilawyn

    Lilawyn Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Aw nuts, that wasn't the case the first two times I read the review. The reviewer spent most of their time harping on about how truly awful the keyboard for the ConceptD 9 was (the "6" and "9" keys were intermittently not working, which they found unconscionable on such an expensive machine, and I kind of agree, but they couldn't draw many conclusions from that since the problem could have simply been with their particular unit, rather than "Acer cheaps out on the keyboard for the whole line".)

    Beyond that, their review wasn't too in-depth, as they weren't an artist, or an architect, or really into any of the activities that the laptop is billed for. So there was no word about how the laptop performed with the Adobe Suite, or 4K video rendering, or other highly intensive tasks. There wasn't a wealth of information about how the screen performed (aside from "good"), how the hinge performed (aside from the fact that it existed, and you could pull the screen forward), or what the penfeel was like drawing/taking notes, or what drivers are available for the unit.
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...what the penfeel was like drawing/taking notes...>>

    This is one of the things that I find most disappointing about pretty much all reviewers. On a product like this, the fact that nothing gets written is a perfect illustration of how little appreciation these people have for why the product exists in the first place!
     
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    Lilawyn Pen Pal - Newbie

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    So weirdly enough, I was able to access the full text of the Acer ConceptD 9 review on the Financial Review when I found it through Google again today. The link from the forum gave me & others so many problems yesterday, so here's the review in full:

    Notice how the sum total of the review is it is "brilliant" in Photoshop. Well that's informative. :p
     
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    $6640 CAD plus taxes and probably a hefty duty/border fee.
    I would never thought I'd have been tempted by such a ludicrous price, but I definitely salivated a little...

    I curbed my need by purchasing my second EVER cellphone, as my Note Edge just gave up turning on after 5 years use. I got the Note 10+. I feel like I'm in mobile future heaven or something, though my wallet is asking why I needed to burn $1400 CAD (after taxes) on a freaking cellphone. It's an expensive year to be a tech enthusiast!
     
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    End of year Xmas sale..... The zbooks have been ridiculously cheap at BHphotovideo every Xmas. The price of the ConceptD 9 (non-pro) to me suggests a very cheap sale in November / December.

    Your wallet probably told you you can connect your Note 10+ to the Wacom One for out and about drawing....
     
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    Lord Beelzebub give me strength....
     
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    Interesting! Though I might as well just rock my old T902 for out and about if I'm gonna lug something around.
     
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