CL900 for $599 at Microsoft.com

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  1. Techgeek32

    Techgeek32 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    In case any are interesred. I just got mine today. 62GB Windows Professional.
     
  2. HeavyHanded

    HeavyHanded Windows Tablet PC Zealot!

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    How do you like it so far?
    It was out of the question to buy until the above mentioned price drop.

    Currently I use an iPad and a LE1600 for work and play.
    I love the iPad size and battery life, but not too fond of the lack of an active digitizer.
    I love the LE1600 for the Wacom digitizer which I use for Sketchbook, Manga Studio, and Flipbook.
    (I found out that the screen is 1366 * 768 = OK for Windows 8)
    At work I use One Note to capture student debate notes, grades, and for digital whiteboard when connected to the projector.

    My question is, do you think the CL900 would fit the bill to be a replacement for both of my tablets?
    I'd love to have one device to rule them all.
    Also, is the N-Trig digitizer really noisy so I couldn't take notes during Sunday services?
     
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    I ordered a CL900 during the price drop at the Microsoft Store. The unit I received does not click that badly. The stylus does produce a clicking sound every time it hits the panel, but the sound is not *that* loud, and it is no louder than the Wacom experience otherwise. I do not feel self-conscious in the least taking notes in class; my pen's clicking is quieter than the sound of turning pages other people produce. Unless your church is the loud and echo-y kind, I'm quite confident that you could take notes during Sunday services. =)

    My problem with the CL900 is the performance of the active digitizer. It's so bad that I'm not sure if I didn't receive a defective unit!

    You can read more about my experience in this post:
    http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/wha...portable-tablet-pc-notetaking.html#post278991
     
  5. Techgeek32

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    I sent mine back. The build quality was great, but I decided to keep my Dell ST instead. The display is nicer on the Dell and I like the form factor better. But for $599 I would probably get the CL900 over the Fujitsu Q550.
     
  6. HeavyHanded

    HeavyHanded Windows Tablet PC Zealot!

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    I tried to get in on the deal, but since MS Store didn't say when the special ended, and I was waiting for comments on another forum, I missed the deal!
    Anyway in my anger, I went and ordered a Samsung Series 7 Slate with case, keyboard, and dock. It was a big chunk o' change, so when I get it, I hope it lives up to the hype!
     
  7. tbase1

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    How do any of these tablets hold up to outdoor construction sites?
     
  8. excalibur1814

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    In all honesty the flood of Windows 8 tabs will soon be here so maybe wait until then? Of course I couldn't wait and opted for the Slate 2 knowing damn well that the Atom might make me pull what's left of my hair out :)
     
  9. Bronsky

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    If I was going to buy any of these OakTrail Atom/W7/N-Trig tablets for site work, I would get the CL900. However, I think something like the Panasonic Toughbook tablet would be more appropraite, once W8 for ARM is released in the fall. http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/panasonic/42547-toughbook-tablet.html My HP slate is useless outdoors because of the glare display.
     
  10. tbase1

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    I ended up getting the Motion F5V for a great price. It does not have the options as my Le1700UVA has but I'm able to live without them. i.e Sd slot, headphone and mic jacks, vga port, and pcmcia slot Sounds like a lot, but given these options but get used in the field the F5V i5 is the one for me.
     
  11. Steve B

    Steve B Moderator Moderator

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    What kind of battery life do you get with the i5 F5v? They have a really good screen for outdoor work, so that's clearly in its favor. So is the fact that it can be rained on and not blink an eye. Battery life and not running hot would be the next to major ones. Would be nice to know. Also, how the screen compare to the UVA le1700 you had?
     
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    The F5V i5 is by far brighter than my Le1700uva, but the 1700 is a more equiped unit like it's new replacement...the j3500. battery last long if you let the screen go to sleep mode. i've had it in this mode for 8 hours with very little stand by battery drain. i still own the 1700uva, but will be selling as soon as i get my pictures and all site required info. ready to post.
     
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    Bronsky,

    Is HP going to release W8 on Arm this year? I am interested but find it hard to believe since W8 on X86 is scheduled for Q4 this year and I don't think MS is ready to anger all its x86 OEMs by releasing W8 for Arm before for x86.
     
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