Acer Switch 7

Discussion in 'Acer (Gateway)' started by dstrauss, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. Selofain

    Selofain Chronic Lurker

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    Oh no, there's definitely an offset, and tilt exacerbates it. But it's not so bad after calibration (I still need to try the 100 point calibration) and the trade-off is definitely worth it for me since the spen is a giant cramp waiting to happen.

    I may buy some Sugru and make a custom grip on the spen. But the spen is expensive enough that I don't quite have the guts to yet. Also, it still wouldn't give me a felt nib to use, and that definitely contributed to my hand cramp.

    If I could find one... grrrr
     
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  2. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I can vouche for that. I too use my Bamboo Smart on my Book 10.6....night and day way better then the included S-pen, even the Norris pencil pales before it.
     
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  3. Cheezzypoo

    Cheezzypoo Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi all!
    Has there been news from CES regarding the switch 7 at all? I was watching linux tech tips' acer swift vid from CES, when I saw this at around 1m:15s:



    On linus's right (bottom right of the screen), there seems to be a black device with a shiny stand? This was taken from the acer booth (I think?). The stand design seems to match.
    So maybe switch7? Maybe I'm cray? I dunno.
     
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  4. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    The Switch 7 is AWOL/MIA it seems. Teased in August; Acer claims it would drop in December; CES announcement says "this month" but no signs anywhere - "pre-order" "coming soon" NOTHING.

    My gut tells me they are having one of two problems - thermals without a fan OR that fingerprint reader under glass is not ready for prime time yet.
     
  5. stormi

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    In germany the availability status at online stores changed, we should be to able to get this within the next week ;)
     
  6. JRiggs

    JRiggs Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Nice! Gotta keep dreaming here in Canada

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  7. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    my money is on thermals being the issue.....or having too much under the hood too tightly. That could at least partially explain why they seemingly omitted the USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port.
     
  8. JRiggs

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    Tb3 is in Thier main spec now so it's not omitted

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  9. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    See post 367...
     
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