Asus Vivotab Note 8 Pen failure rate

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  1. solitaire01

    solitaire01 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Aaaaand done. Device couldn't be resurrected and to add insult to injury my vivotab won't even reboot now - it's stuck prior to the Asus logo and is essentially bricked. Ugh.

    Off it goes tomorrow.

    What's been the average turnaround time for those who have done an RMA?

    Update: $45 later for the courier...this thing better come back working! :)

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  2. Sweetpea8472

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    Well, we got two devices at the same time (64Gb). Mine got the pen issue after 76 days. The other one was still working as of yesterday (it's not mine so I can't check it now :p).


    How is the screensize limiting? It's an 8". It has the same screensize as all other 8" devices out there, be they Windows or Android...
     
  3. BobWerk

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    Well, I didn't say the screen of other 8 inch devices wouldn't be limiting ;) It's especially limiting when trying to run various desktop programs. The controls in Photoshop are way too tiny but still manage to cover large parts of the screen. Sketchbook Pro is barely ok I feel. And having more screen real estate is always preferable for taking notes. This is a nod towards the supposed 4:3 format of the Surface Mini, which I would personally deem superior over 16:10 for the purposes I mentioned.
     
  4. Sweetpea8472

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    It would still be a small screen and have tiny controls in Photoshop (for instance) (let's for sake of argument say you could run it on that mythical Surface Mini :p) But, as usual, the needs of people can be completely different. I really prefer the 16:10 format over the 4:3. (16:9 is simply too narrow)

    I do agree that often buttons etc are too small on such a small screen, that's one reason why I picked the Asus over the Lenovo: the pen. I really don't understand those people that say a pen is useless on a small screen... (which is why I'd hate it if my pen would really die!)
     
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    Photoshop is just perfect for me running in portrait mode with virtual mouse pointer & a stylus.
     
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    Do you run it without the menus showing?
    They seem to only minimaze so small & still take up
    valuable screen real estate.

    Are you using TouchMouse?
    It would be nice if there was a program to
    make programmable buttons you could key in
    keyboard shortcuts & place where ever is convenient.
    I looked at the game button program, but it only
    runs for certain games & is not usable outside
    them.
    The old QuickButtons worked in XP, but ony
    was dockable at the top or bottom of the
    screen. It will not work in Win 8 or 8.1
     
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    Yeah, Touchmouse. It makes using Photoshop considerably easier. You can pinch it so it only takes up about 1/8th of screen real estate.

    I get enough space for the main window, zoomed at 50-100%, the navigator panel(with my other tabs) plus a smaller preview window. The other tool windows I just close off and open as needed.
     
  8. Kumabjorn

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    Chrome on Android came with a very good solution to the problem of limited screen real estate. Tap on a control and it expands so it will be easier to tap what you want. That pretty much solves the problem of controlling tiny looking legacy apps if Microsoft included that feature in "free Windows" a.k.a.Windows on screens less than 9".

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    Mine came in with an April build date.
    Running good so far although my 128gb card only came in yesterday so I haven't installed much yet.
     
  10. Sweetpea8472

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    Hmm, it can run 128Gb cards? I thought the largest where 64Gb...
     
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