HP Envy 8 Note - One Month Review

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  1. mgerbasio

    mgerbasio Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I agree, Edge is not reliable even the version on the Win10 released version on my desktop, it isn't nearly as solid as IE or Chrome. Frustrating especially at this stage of the game. The Win10 insider preview released yesterday really improved the performance of Edge on the Envy. I can actually use it now.

    This 8"is the best form factor for me. I work as construction project manager so I'm not typically at a desk and not in the same building every day. I can put this in my back pocket and keep OneNote on it as well as documentation, Outlook etc. Not always a safe place to put my S3 down and to take notes while standing isn't always easy due to the size, weight. 8" is very portable and useful.
    If MS releases a Surface Mini with better specs, faster and more memory, I would give up my S3. I wanted the HP 608 but it has such mixed reviews, for the price it isn't worth taking a chance.

    Android has been a mixed bag and I've decided on only Nexus devices or Pure Android going forward. Just tired of buggy UIs, bloat, not getting updates, etc. Tried the Samsung Note again the other day, its about the same size as my moleskin page but when I write a note on it, I need much more space on the Note than the moleskin. I guess I don't lift the pen high enough either making the printing even less readable and I didn't think that was possible; practice would make it neater I guess. Don't see it working for me.
     
  2. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    These units are selling for as little as $130.00 on EBay. An Incredible price for an LTE penabled 8" tablet.
     
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    Sure is!
    Sure is !
     
  4. nnthemperor

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    Yeah, and the redstone update will spice up it's appeal more

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    When will that happen?
     
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    August 2nd, isn't it? I was referring to the windows ink feature.

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    Reset this device a few months ago and now it tells me I can't get insider preview updates because of some security settings which it constantly offers to fix but never. And the damn device takes a while 38 seconds to boot up.

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  8. mgerbasio

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    Will any wacom pen work with this tablet? I'm looking for one with a tip that adds more friction.
     
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    Has to be one of the battery powered Wacom pens
     
  10. mgerbasio

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    Thanks. I'll see what I can find.
     
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