Asus VivoTab Note 8 Owner's Lounge

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  1. HJK

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    After trying and trying to get auto-rotation to work on Win 8.1 I pushed the AVTN8 32GB to Windows 10, and the auto-rotation magically appeared. Odd, but I'll take it.
     
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    So I’ve tried two EMR pens on my AVTN8 that have had similar issues—when I hold the pen close to the screen but a couple millimeters (or more) away from the screen, it writes as if it is touching the screen. One pen does it all the time, the other does it intermittently. Is there any way to fix this issue? One is a Lifebook pen from Ebay and the other is a generic pen supposed to be compatible with various Thinkpad EMR models from Amazon.

    I’ve tried both pens with my Thinkpad 10, and they have the same problem there. It would be great if there is a way to fix this problem. If not, I hope the EBay vendor is willing to do a refund.

    Thanks in advice for any advice/fixes!
     
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    Not that I'm an expert, but I'm aware of only one fixable problem w/ emr pens.

    If something sticky is causing the nib to not release when not touching the screen you might see what you do. Pull the nibs and clean them of dried soda or beer or whatever.

    Otherwise they are defective.
     
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    I'm no expert either, but with some pens, if you take the side buttons off you will see very small dials which you can turn with a razor blade or small screw driver. Turning them one way or the other can increase/decrease sensitivity. I can't give you more details than that. I did it with one a while ago. You will have to Google around a bit.
     
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  5. HJK

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    How did you get the buttons off?
     
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    After some Googleing and nibs tinkering I've decided the pens are defective. I'm so bummed but I guess it's time to try yet a third time to get a good pen with eraser for my AVTN8.
     
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  9. HJK

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    For what it's worth, of my three Atom devices my little Vivotab Note 8, which is supposed to have the weakest processor, runs by far the most smoothly, not to mention getting the best battery life. My theory is that it's because it is running on 32 bit Windows 10, so I'm thinking about trying to install 32 bit on one or both of my other Atom devices. But in any event, for whatever reason, my AVTN8 is running circles around the others and is still a snappy little device.
     
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    Did you ever end up dual booting the Vivotab with Remix or something like it? I'm considering trying Remix on a Baytrail tablet and I'm wondering if it will work. The Remix website recommends 2ghz processor, and there's not way any Atom processor can even approach 2 ghz. I'm curious, though.
     

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