HP Elitepad 900

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  1. cristobaldolz

    cristobaldolz Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Rich.
    I have been using a TC1100 for 11 years.
    I have enjoyed it for my work and my private live.
    I trusted in HP and bought an ELITEPAD 900 without doubts.

    I was very surprised when, the week after unpack my ELITEPAD the stylus dessapears and is impossible to buy.

    For me the ELITEPAD, without a stylus (with palm rejection, of course) is only a toy. Only usefull for watchig videos and photos.

    I have been trying to buy the stylus for 5 weeks.
    I have emailed with all HP, technical dept, client support, web store. All HP arround. Even have contact with HP germany becouse 4 weeks ago they had stylus in stock but couldnt sent to spain.

    I have tried every thing. but one send me to other and other to other one... and so.

    I really can't understand why HP decided to stop the production of the stylus. It is incredible.

    An expert in HP-SPAIN recommends me to buy an tablet Slate 2, Digital Pen: QQ677AA. I have recibied today an DON'T WORK. I have fired 900 euros in the elitepad plus another 70 euros with a pretty unusefull stylus.

    Please, as Program Mgr, Elitepad 900 can you confirm me that the ELITEPAD will have an stylus shortly?

    Regards.
     
  2. net

    net Pen Pal - Newbie

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    There seems to be some kind of supply issue.
    There are also no keyboard/Productivity Jackets. Even when they did demo videos, they only had dummy jackets, not working ones.
    I don't know what the issue and delay is there. If we were to get ElitePads, we would not order them without the Productivity jackets being available. People will want to be able to use them somewhat like a small laptop with long battery life and set them on a desk without having to hold them up to see the screen, but don't want the dock because it isn't portable enough.
     
  3. cristobaldolz

    cristobaldolz Pen Pal - Newbie

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    For me, HP IS PULLING OUR LEGS. This is a scam.

    For any reason the ELITEPAD has died. I dont know why but something has happend.
    ELITEPAD IS DIED.
    They are selling the scrap to a number of users that still rely in HP. Poor us.

    I am been very hard becouse HP has disappointed me.
    I have fired around 1100 dollars and I am not very happy with this situation.

    AFTER ALL, THE ELITEPAD IS A VERY GOOD DEVICE.
    I really cant understand what is doing HP.

    Poor of ELITEPAD owners.
     
  4. cristobaldolz

    cristobaldolz Pen Pal - Newbie

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    An "EXPERT" in hp-spain tolds me that the "Slate 500 pen is PN: QQ677UT" was competible with the ELITEPAD but NOT.
    I bought one and.... That pen IS NOT COMPATIBLE. Dont work with the ELITEPAD.
    Now I have an expensive toy with a pretty useless expensive pen.

    What is HP doing?
     
  5. e-schreiber

    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    Consider any of the other Clover Trail tablets out there such as the Dell Latitude 10, ThinkPad Tablet 2, Samsung Ativ 500T, etc.... They all have pens (careful with the L10 as some models are "pen-less"). Another alternative is the used Fujitsu Q552. Great bang for the buck!
     
  6. cristobaldolz

    cristobaldolz Pen Pal - Newbie

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    You are right. There are many other tablets with pen.
    The problem is that I BOUGHT de Elitepad.
    I bought it for his ink capabilities and now, THE PEN IS CANCELLED.

    I feel cheated because the pen was "availble the next week" when I bought the tablet.
    Now I own a tablet that I CAN NOT USE.
    I recognize that the problem is that I trusted in HP.
     
  7. Rick

    Rick Sr. Manager, Innovation and Experience

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    The Productivity Jacket availability has previously been communicated as "Spring" launch. I am currently in China overseeing first production of the Jacket which will start shipping to distribution centers next week and should be available in the coming weeks, depending on keyboard localization and fulfillment method.

    Rick
     
  8. cristobaldolz

    cristobaldolz Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Rick, please,

    What about the stylus?
    Can you tell us anything about the stylus availability?
    Thanks
     
  9. redmondguy

    redmondguy Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Rick,first it was great that HP released a 10.1" tablet with digitizer, however the lack of stylus availability, and moreover lack of COMMUNICATION to users about the situation is bordering on unacceptable. The only reason I haven't outright ordered a Samsung ATIV 500T is because it's not 10.1" (it's too big for my taste). But Samsung totally has it right in the way it markets and focuses on the S-Pen... HP needs to stop treating the pen like a stepchild feature. I hope you can do something to influence a positive change and share some info with those of us who've sunk money into the Elitepad 900 and are waiting.

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Redmond, WA
     
  10. Techgeek32

    Techgeek32 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Rick isn't answering because HP has no idea what to do about making a stylus available. Their first mistake was signing on with an unproven cheaper alternative in Atmel instead of going with an industry standard in Wacom which would not require a proprietary HP stylus to function. I have heard from some HP higher ups that there might not be a stylus anytime soon. That is why I refuse to buy anymore HP tablets for my company because they have seriously screwed up the last four they have launched. It might be time for HP to move out of the tablet market. What business wants tablets that don't have an active digitizer? If you do there are other, cheaper and readily available options to handle those needs.
     

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