Can the S-Pen be used with othere Samsung tablets?

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  1. NUHP1

    NUHP1 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I was reading about the Samsung S-pen for the Galaxy Note all this week. I was wondering if the S-pen can be used with Samsung's other tablets. Unfortunately the only info I could find never brings this matter up. What do you guys think?

    Samsung Galaxy Note S pen demonstration - YouTube
     
  2. Steve B

    Steve B Moderator Moderator

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    No, I dont think so. The Note looks to be a Wacom digitizer and thats why the S Pen works on it. The other tablets aren't Wacom Penabled so they won't accept input from the pen.
     
  3. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Steve is right. The S-Pen is a Wacom pen, which only works, if the tablet/smartphone has a Wacom digitizer behind the display, which only the Samsung Galaxy Note has.

    So the pen won't work on any other current Samsung tablet.
     
  4. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Except the Samsung Series 7 :) The Series 7 has a Wacom Digitizer
     
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    Does anyone else share my feeling that Samsung is giving this S-pen concept some love and hopefully they´ll run with it and give us more(larger) devices with it?
     
  6. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    You mean like the Series 7 Slate? It's 11.6" ;)
     
  7. Steve B

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    Lol. You're like a running gag here. !! But you're right- the s7 bodes well for other Samsung products.
     
  8. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    But it's not an Android tablet, thus uses Windows and Intel, thus:
    expensive, heavy, bulky, short battery life, not that touch friendly, but a lot of powerful software.

    I think the more interesting stuff would be a Samsung tablet using ARM and Android with a Wacom pen, so it's affordable, long battery life and enough for a lot of people for simple sketches or notes. (or an Asus Transformer with Wacom pen, godlike :) )
     
  9. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Really Frank???

    I first I thought maybe the statement was in jest...but as I read your whole reply...

    The series 7 slate is neither heavy nor bulky and I get 5-7 hours of battery, if you view tablets as a 3rd device, I see your point. But for me the Series 7 replace a laptop and a toy tablet (companion device). So the net is less to carry and a lighter load...

    As far as Android is concerned, it is a fractured and buggy mobile OS that has one purpose, drive people to Google's properties.

    Oh well....rant over
     
  10. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Samsung Series 7 Slate vs. Asus Transformer Prime:
    11.66" x 7.24" x 0.51" vs. 10.4" x 7.12" x 0.33"
    1.98 lbs. vs. 1.29 lb
    5-7hr battery vs. 12h battery

    So compared to the currently highest end Android tablet the Samsung slate is both heavy and bulky, and has short battery life. Personally, even a battery life of 7 hours is not enough for my taste.

    I don't own an Android tablet, only a smartphone and have access to the Galaxy Note. I agree, Android is nothing compared to Windows.

    It always depends on what you use it for. If you try to replace your computers with a tablet, then you're right, Android is a no-go.
    But if you want a portable device, then an Android tablet is the way to go, especially if it has pen.

    And Android a buggy fractured mobile OS? Mh, Android is the most versatile mobile OS out there right now. And it gets closer and closer becoming a full desktop OS. And it's probably the best choice for ARM platforms right now. I doubt that Windows 8 for ARM will be as versatile.
     
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