New Propad 600 and Elitepad 1000!

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  1. Daniel.H

    Daniel.H Pen Pal - Newbie

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    OneNote is connected to Onedrive for Business with our SharePoint on premise. I will try it with OneNote local.
    Yesterday I unpacked a new pen and was surprised, it was a HP Executive Pen R2.
    I didn't know that there are two versions. Does someone have information's about the R2? You remember from the old pen for the 900 there where also two versions.
    I will compare both pen's for the sensibility.
     
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    2.0™ Been Inkin' Staff Member

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    That's funny. Since you mentioned that, I thought to check my pen and realized that it also reads HP Executive Pen R2 on the barrel. Though the box it came in is labeled G2.

    I couldn't find anything on the R2 version. Not telling if it is an upgrade or prior model.
     
  3. Rick

    Rick Sr. Manager, Innovation and Experience

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    R2 utilizes a new pen pressure solution and pressure curve. R2 version is newer..

    Rick
     
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    2.0™ Been Inkin' Staff Member

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    Another solution;

    A third party keyboard that by all accounts seems to have increased touch sensitivity and also allows for swipe input. Took a little getting used to but once you do, I think you'll like it. The price is right also. ;) Free.

    TouchPal keyboard : http://www.touchpal.com/en/index.html
     
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    monty87 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Rick, how do we order the R2 version of the pen. I purchased the original in june, do you think hp can swap out the original for the R2 version
     
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    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    I do not see a new pen on the website available for order. The pen shown has the same P/N as the one from last year. I would hope that a new pen with a new pressure curve would carry an updated P/N but maybe not?
     
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    2.0™ Been Inkin' Staff Member

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    It appears that HP is giving out the R2 pens as warranty replacements. 2 colleagues of mine both received them as replacement pens recently.
     
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    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    I wonder if any internal contact corrosion issues have been addressed with R2. My G2 (R1) pen needs a lot of fiddling to get started and keep working.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Wow. If that isn't a classic N-Trig problem.:vbrolleyes:
     
  10. 2.0™

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    I have one of the R2 pens. I don't know if it would be internal contact corrosion. How does it feel when you unscrew it? Rough? My R2 pen was rough (still is) and I cleaned the threads, + contact and contact spring with rubbing alcohol. Though the threads where a little dirty, it didn't seem to make any difference with regards to performance.

    In any event, as compared to a Wacom tablet's digitzer (i.e. Elitebook 2760p) which uses a simple USB interface, the ElitePad 1000's Atmel digitizer uses an I2C interface. Things run smooth until you load a program and then the pen fails to register for about 15 to 30 secs. When things seem to settle down from loading the program, it works again and continues to do so until some other "major" activity crops up. Don't know exactly what to account for it and I've tweaked my setup to give priority to the processes responsible for the pen. Even disabled sleep for the pen in device manager. All that those things accomplish is a predictable pen outage.

    When the pen works, which is often, it's great.

    When it has these odd "blackouts" I burn incense on the altar of my old Wacom shrine. Makes one appreciate Wacom's legendary edge miscalibration as a feature instead of a flaw. :D

    Us pen enabled tablet PC users have been so abused by manufacturers that when things work, we get giddy. Yeah, I feel dirty when I get giddy. But when you're inking in a meeting and the pen goes out because you loaded up a PDF using Acrobat Reader, yet you kept your cool and started to replay in your head what you were going to write so you wouldn't forget it and then the pen kicks in again and you ink it without missing a beat because you actually remembered it and the new info conveyed during the pen outage... you get giddy because at that moment you realize that you made do and it's not the tools that make the man.

    But gatdayum...

    This wouldn't have happen with a Wacom. Yeah I said it. :p


    Parenthetical: (I noticed you have a Helix. I recently looked into getting one of those also to add to my collection of tablets. I don't know though. 3-4 hour battery life in tablet only mode... I have to maybe think about my use scenarios. Such as when and where I could drop it into the keyboard dock. How often and for how long do I actually use tablet only mode? Have to admit that I really, really like this Elitepad 1000. Inking is uber important though.)
     
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