Fujitsu-Siemens STYLISTIC ST6012 (Centrino 2)

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  1. MiPe

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    It is becoming clear that it will take longer for me to get chummy with my new toy, then it would take with a regular notebook; maybe two weeks.

    My first resolution - go slowly. Maybe download only one pc of software a day, learn hardware in logical blocks. Apparently to think before "do" might be useful. In retrospect that download of new drivers was a mistake on my part. Problem started that three disks which came with the Tablet do not work with the Tablet configuration, so I have place my trust into a pcs of new software with 5 cows rating. Lessons learned, do not trust anyone. Even best software still might require human input (judgement); what a relief.

    Yes, my tested life, at least for now, is all software related, and all of this has its roots in the poor state how the machine was handed over to me. My patience is based on the promise of moving my experience to new levels, as hardare has it's potential.

    Brightness - apparently things become more clear and relaxing with decreased resolution of the screen. (I had it at the upper limit).

    Buttons on the frame didn't work, and I thought it's because options weren't correctly configured. Last night however I have discovered that driver and utilities weren't downloaded in the first place, and neither supplied on the disc. I have done search on OEM site, downloaded drivers apparently from Vista section (while having Win XP still on the hardware), and it works now fine.

    Supprise 1 - this morning my Tablet woke up in lowest screen resolution, whereas last night it was set up to highest. (Dark forces are at work while I sleep).

    Supprise 2 - I cannot switch from Lanscape to Portrait with this low resolution. (So I am being advised).

    Fan noise? I must be deaf, but I do not hear anyting. On the other hand, be careful where you touch the frame. At the vent location it's warmer than one would expect, and if your mind is on something else, you may pull back. Don't drop the Tablet.

    Battery life - I have two high capacity packs, and this aspect was not tested as yet. Right now it's on the bottom of my priority list.

    Bought Marc Orchant book "Unofficial Guide to M O Outlook 2007". The guy knows his stuff, an despite that I am "old hand" to Outlook, I have learned some more of him. He recommends several Tablet related software programs, so I might try them.

    With respect how comfy thing is - hard to say at this point. I am planning to have it enclosed in porfolio binder, once it arriwes (similar to full size DayTimer diary). This si a very personal subject, and one simply must try it.

    Some resellers have a demo unit that one can rent for a day or two, which is perhaps wise way of testing things out before forking out coins.
     
  2. Frank

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    Seems like you've done a lot wrong with the OS installation. I don't get what you're doing with the resolution. A TFT has only one resolution, in your case, 1280x800, every other resolution will make the image grainy and ugly looking. Then you should be able to change the screen brightness, with maybe 8 steps from dark to bight, this has nothing to do with the resolution.

    I also don't know what you mean with the shadow below the pen tip. Do you mean the mouse cursor, the shadow below the mouse cursor or something different?

    And your pen malfunction also looks odd.

    I suggest that you run the recovery CD a second time. After that everything should work. You don't have to install anything manually, normally. The OS should be restored with one disc, and maybe then you have to insert a second disc which installs all the drivers and tools.

    The program I use to take notes at the moment is Bluebeam PDF Revu. There aren't a lot of programs you could use.
     
  3. MiPe

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    Brief update...

    I am installing Vista as I am writing this down on my laptop, downloading patiently one driver after another one.

    When I have opened the box and counted my blessings, I am not sure what I have done wrong after that other then hit the ON-switch. It was all the way downhill after that, because soon I got a screen with sophisticated question whether I want to restart in Safe mode? (Nevermind, before I could think about it, timer made the decision for me). After restarting that thing about three times in succession, running in loops, I have identified Restore disc, and run diagnostics only to learn, that disc cannot resolve this issue with software for me. And so it went...

    Pen tip "shadow" - more precisely arrow associate with XP tablet, had now disapeared with advent of Visa, and the little tip shadow appears in correct place. It seems that installation of correct drivers do wonders. Also screen brightness is becoming more acceptable. Some more tuning will be required.

    I hate Vista; actually maybe not product, but brains behind it. The schizofrenic concerns about being "genuine" is becoming nothing more than ugly annoyance. One would assume that several confirmations of long and complex number on the box that I have purchased would suffice, but NOOOOO; like woman, it requires repeated reassurances of love.

    Other than that, I am happy when I guess it correctly that it will take me several days to sort it out, because none of the discs that were in the box actually works. One of them (Vista restore) is not being even recognized, and probably belongs to some other poor sap who is now siting at home with his machine, and sratching his head. So I got my own Buss. Vista box.

    More tommorrow.
     
  4. MiPe

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    All is installed and working fine. It was long night.

    List of software that I am loading on is tedious, and long.

    Security: Kaspersky Internet 2009, and SPYzooka
    System: Registry Mechanic, Diskeeper

    Others

    Adobe 9 Pro (got an inexpensive upgrade)
    PDT Annotater

    MS Office 2007
    MS Project 2007
    MS OneNote 2007

    Then Quicken, Autodesk Sketch. Diagramming, Math. Journal, Mindjet, Solid Works, MiniTab, and several others.

    Still searching for good MS Outlook add on; Bells and Whistles is OK, but I need more. I have tried and again discarded Plan Plus, GTD, and several others. I am simply missing my AskSam in ink version for my notes, and some good Task Management software. OneNote came closed, but felt short of the promise.
     
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    Sounds like it's working for you now! What do you think of the slate?

    YARR!
    }:^)~

    CC
     
  6. MiPe

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    In a word, it's a different "life style", as I see it. I can only judge it from position what I need, and how this thing complements my working habits; and I am only on the treshold of that discovery.

    I am not using it for playing games, despite that a good game of chess on the plane will not hurt.

    Pen and paper has it's limits. It is arguable whether one should think first before you put anything down (so you do not need to erase it), or one should brainstorm without limitations. Software like Mindjet seems to support boundless creativity, mistakes or not.

    Then notes - plenty notes. My work is of multidisciplinary nature, and at several levels. I need to switch topics quickly, and with razor sharp precision recall status on multi-layered issues. Keeping Daytimer is fine, but hard to find anything quickly. Free form database with Boolean search capability is a killer application for such things. Right now my plan is to convert all my documents into *PDT format, create electronic binders, and get organized that way. Adobe Pro 9 and PDT Annotator are pretty good tools for that. (I am not sure if I need Paperport).

    I do some mechanical design sketching, diagraming, maths., stats., using MS office, exploring (formerly neglected) OneNote, and so it goes, and more to come.

    Slate is light and managable by size and weight. It will take some time for me to evolve, and understand true potential of this wonderful instrument. It's definitely not a toy, but serious extension of human capability to survive the day at the office, and be good at it. I am glad that I have plunged in.
     
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    Damn.. so tempting! how's the quality of picture from the web cam?
     
  8. MiPe

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    I do not have web cam; places I go to do not allow even a camera-phone. At another level, the way I am using my slate, there is no room for web chatting anyway. (My sis specialises in sending me skype messages in most inconvenient moments. Her timing just sucks, so I am turning those things off).
     
  9. Capt'n Corrupt

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    Great info!

    How is the processor speed? How is the battery life? What about the screen-angle viewability?

    Let us know!

    YARR!
    }:^)~

    [ap
     
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    I will need time to answer some questions, as I am not really testing unit to the limits. It takes trully time to get use to pure computing in ink. Most distracting is loss of some favorite keyboard bound software.
     
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