I just picked up ATIV SMart PC (500T) from Staples for review purposes.

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  1. Shogmaster

    Shogmaster Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I can tell you already from dicking around the store that the inking in Journal was VERY smooth. Light years better than Sony VAIO Duo 11, even though the 500T is Atom and the Sony was Core i7. Simply, N-Trig can't compete with Wacom...

    Give me some time to play around with it and make some videos for you guys. I have 2 weeks to play around with it before I return it, and I want to make it count! For instance, I plan to take it to a Sony store and try to video it side by side running Ink apps.
     
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    Well done Shog, you're the man. I really look forward to your indepth reviews as it would now determine whether I buy a clovertrail or i5 device. Really need a slim tablet.
     
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    Can you run some gaming tests too? Curious to know if it can handle any of Sid Meier's civilization games. Also want to know if gaming causes the atom proc to overheat.
     
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    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    Wow, Staples has them for $599 for the 64 GB 500T! You have to add the dock/keyboard separate but this seems like a good price!

    We;ll see how your review looks but this may be a great gift for my son instead of either the Dell or the Thinkpad. Maybe Sam's Club will have them as well...
     
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    i thought about picking one up today from Office depot.
    I really want some I can use at work and at home. at work, we are VDI, so I can use any device for access.
    But I love to use Sketchbook, artrage, PS, and zbrush. I run all just fine on my series 7 slate, (yeah, I know it's a decent pc).
    I'm seriously considering the atom based hybrids... due to battery life mainly, I do grow tired to always needing to charge my slate, (i guess, my ipad has spoiled me with the whole battery life thing!!)
    Please let me know about SKB and PS, how well does it run???
    I know zbrush may be a long shot, but what the hell, right?
     
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    Can't wait for the review.
     
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    I'm going to concentrate on art only in my review. I don't even have a Steam account. Sorry.

    One problem already: No Win Tab driver available! Penabled driver from Wacom don't work. I'm hoping Samsung gets on the ball in the next 14 days before I have to return this thing and upload a driver for the Wacom digitizer.

    I do have Sketchbook Pro 6 going, and it's very fast and smooth. Hard to tell the difference between this and my T902, with a 3400x2200 canvas when using default pencils.

    EDIT:

    Interesting finding already: Sketchbook Pro 6 (running in desktop) and Sketchbook Express (running in Metro) have wildly different brush quality on the same machine! Seems like Express is using the simplified brush engine from Android build (or more correctly, Sketchbook Express is port of the Android version). Funny that it does support pressure sensitivity, even though there are no RT tablets with pressure sensitive pen...
     
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    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    These are consistent with pen performance and inking with OneNote MX on Metro and the full OneNote on the desktop as reported on all the preview editions of Win 8 tried across a large number of devices....it's a feature (scratching my head)....
     
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    It's not even Halloween yet and you're already giving us an Xmas present! Thanks!
     
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    My guess is that Metro apps are targeting something like Tegra 3 as a baseline and would have to pare down to meet the processing power of ARM SOCs.
     
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