Acer Switch 7

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  1. Marty

    Marty Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    That sucks, maybe try doing a fresh install? It could be something related to one if the pre-configured Acer services.

    One small question, does the back cover have any screws or panels that could be removable for access to the SSD?
     
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    Their should be a mandatory addition to the number of days for bad behavior since Acer kept us in the dark for way to long.
     
  3. NeedsLoomis

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    Did a refresh, no dice. Im not sure how to go about doing a full format to kill all acer factory config, while keeping my license.

    Nope, and the seams are tight. Not sure how/if the thing could be taken apart.
     
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    For Win10 licenses, MS keeps your license (tied to motherboard hardware ID) on their server, so after a fresh install, it will activate automatically.

    It's probably similar to the Switch Alpha 12, starting at the screen seam and work your way around.



    A darn shame they didn't make it easier. That would be one of the major draws for power users currently looking at the SP6 and newer competition.

    By the did you ever get around to outdoor daylight viewability in indirect sunlight? Thanks a lot! :thumbsup:
     
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    Late to the party here, I forgot about this device. Have you tried the full Cintiq or Intuos driver?
     
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    Also, What kind of USB ports are on here?

    Any known way to replace nibs?
     
  7. NeedsLoomis

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    Yeap, none of the Wacom drivers help much. Even after force installing, the software states the device is not found.
    I did find a repository for AutoHotKey that detects input from HID devices, and managed to get a script working that converts barrel button clicks to whatever you want though. It's not as good as full control over advanced features like pressure curves and stuff, but its something. I'll post that later.

    Two ports; one thunderbolt and one 3.1 type A. This thing does have a dedicated graphics card, and unfortunately in almost all cases, laptops with those run 2 lane thunderbolt instead of four, but I haven't been able to test it.

    It comes with a few replacement nibs, and they appear to follow the s-pen standard, though I'd have to check. I recommend buying a larger stylus if you do hard work, as the one that comes with it is spen sized. Im using the Zbook x2 pen.
     
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    Thanks for the info, based on this I fully reformatted, and installed windows from an official MS ISO, and still no luck. :(

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    So here she is on a somewhat cloudy day, around 1:30pm, in battery performance mode. I found it to be pretty usable in these conditions...BUT the screen being a strong glossy glass, the reflections were brutal at the wrong angle, and it wasn't bright enough to overcome hard glare.

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    It was better to the human eye IRL (doesnt help that my phone was focusing on the glare), but I wouldn't want to do work in those conditions.

    So yes to shady outdoor seat, maybe at a coffee shop, especially if you can boost the brightness with a plug or perhaps in the evening or morning. I'd say a hard no to sunny open areas, like a park bench.
     
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    Surprisingly decent! Super thin with zero noise on an i7!

    I tend to idle in the 30s, 40 when watching HD video, Peaked in the 50s when doing the same while charging on high performance mode. So sound for casual use.

    When doing some light benchmarking, it throttled to down to 90%, so you can expect some heat issues in long winded sessions, like encoding/rendering or gaming. I would probably recommend something cool with fans if thats your primary use, maybe even an i5 if going tablet/ultrabook.

    In burst CPU usage, like Photoshop strokes/filters or using lightroom sliders, you should get the full benefit of the i7.
     
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    In Soviet Russia, Ipad cools heatsink!
     
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