Lenovo introduces new Yoga models with 'AnyPen' technology

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  1. stormi

    stormi Scribbler - Standard Member

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    At least the Toshiba pen seems to have 2 buttons:
    Toshiba Encore 2 Write Pen.jpg
    No eraser but this has become generally very rare...
    Now that's also my question, does it use the same driver/driver functionality the classic wacom tech has? But since it's also market as 'Wacom Feel' I think yes.
     
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    Um, it registers 'carrot' as well, apparently, so I'm assuming that palm rejection is not a feature...
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    I guess that's another question to ask in the Lenovo forums: do all Yoga 14 and 15 models have the required components to support the ActivePen. Given that it's supposed to be a cheaper technology, I can imagine that it's built into all Yoga 14 and Yoga 15 units. They might just not include the pen in the box. Maybe the BestBuy Yoga 14 even supports the ActivePen? Wishful thinking..
     
  5. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    These hardware manufacturers do us no favors by using the same names for all these different varieties and generations of machines.
     
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    Ed Hardy FORMER Editor, TabletPCReview Staff Member

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    I think the real idea of AnyPen is the convenience. Say you're using your tablet on the go and want to make a drawing. You can grab a pen or pencil out of your bag, or borrow one from someone, and start drawing on your screen.

    If you're setting out into a situation where you know you're going to be taking notes, you'd be better off with a dedicated stylus. Which means if you're someone who takes a lot of notes, you'd be batter off with a device that features pen support with all the bells and whistles.
     
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    I'm kindof tempted to purchase one of those 8 inch Lenovo Tablet 2 8 with windows and anypen..... I almost pulled the trigger (they are available on the lenovo website right now. I have a Vivotab note 8, and I love it. but the screen quality is pretty bad and the resolution is blown out of the water by the Tablet2. I'm not an artist, but I do take a fair amount of notes. Anybody actually tried the Anypen stuff? I might be willing to give up pressure sensitivity if it still writes fairly well. (I tried the Dell synaptics pen (gen 2) and I wasn't very impressed). Any thoughts or people with hands on experience?
     
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    No chance to get pressure sensitivity with AnyPen. Neither hover, nor palm rejection.

    But it could be convenient, I agree.
     
  9. cbutters

    cbutters Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Guys I have had some hands on time with the anypen technology... here is a no BS look at the technology:


    Also if you want, my Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows review:
     
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    No palm rejection? Well, that's AnyPen technology crossed off my list then...
     
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