New Propad 600 and Elitepad 1000!

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  1. 2.0™

    2.0™ Been Inkin' Staff Member

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    Provantage or Cost Central will have it cheaper.
    However, if you want stylus reliability, you may want to look at the X2 1101 G1. Wacom is better for reliability but so-so for edge accuracy. If the X2 were around at the time I got the ElitePad 1000, I would have sprung for the X2. The X2 is going to be faster (has a SATA SSD instead of an eMMC type), faster RAM and much faster processor. It will have a longer service life also.

    The Atmel pen definitely has a nice feel in the hand. But it uses battery and can be flaky at times with regards to reliable inking. The battery lasts about a month.

    Where as with Wacom, no battery and you can use any PenEnabled stylus with it.
     
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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    My n-trig based Thinkpad was using battery so I am fine with that. And for me anything will be an upgrade from Tegra 3. The thing with the 1101 for me is the price, special for 256gb with keyboard. Is the 1101 a business machine? If so, is it at the least semi-rugged? On the plus size the 1101 is only a little heavier, though not 16:10. :-\
     
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    The X2 is a business unit and is Mil-Spec like the Elitepad. The weight is a concern for me too.
    The Elitepad has a great screen. On par if not better in some regards than an iPad. So there's that. I haven't seen the X2 yet so I can't speak to the screen's quality. I can't imagine it not at least being on par with the Elitepad.
     
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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    Well resolution isn't a big deciding factor as I value color accuracy, and better contrast. I think the Elitepad is 1.5lbs while undocked the 1101 is 1.75lb. I doubt I would notice it, but I may notice the size? So, I taken then the 1101, like the Elitepad can take a dip in water and be safe?
     
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    The 1101 is also 16:9 while the Elitepad is 16:10. I suppose it all comes down to how often you need a keyboard. For me that is hardly ever. But, I use 'stand mode' with my Helix quite often. So another option may be to buy a 16:9 i5 or i7 Helix and get Wacom, stand mode, 128 GB+, and all for about $500 including a keyboard. That would hold you over a year or more until the innovation catches up to something beyond 2 years ago.
     
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    The helix is another option. I use the keyboard daily, cause my Yoga RT only supports that; but, if it had pen support I'd use it more. Part of me thinks get the 8in Encore 2 Write, and then wait and see what HP and other bring out next year. But, then in the back of my mind 2gb of ram isn't enough as I hit that limit on my RT all the time, and few Atom users have said the same thing. This then has me thinking ElitePad 1000 for the 4gb of ram(and 128gb of space). Maybe Ill go for the lightest/smallest 11in core m tablet with wacom or n-trig. 16:10 is preferred, but since i've been using 16:9(as my main machine) since 2008, i'd be fine with it as that's all im use it.
     
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    Pinkivy98 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I just received my HP elitepad expansion jacket. I tried inserting the SD card in the jacket and it will not go all the way in. Is it supposed to stick half way out of the SD jacket slot?
     
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    BallstriKer Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hey guys, newbie here. I'm sorry to bump this thread, but I'm about to pull the trigger on a new Elitepad 1000 G2. I have read through most of this thread, and I've got to say, it's had a major influence on my decision to go for the Elitepad (I was also considering the Dell Venue Pro 11 and the Lenovo ThinkPad 10).

    The particular item I'm looking to buy comes with an offered USB adapter, as had been the case for other Elitepad owners on here. As I am currently browsing the HP website for accessories, before I do anything stupid and buy something I don't need, can anybody please chime in and tell if the offered USB adapter is a USB 3.0 or a USB 2.0 one?

    I see HP sells both USB 3.0 (P/N: E8F98AA) and USB 2.0 (P/N: H3N46AA) Elitepad adapters. It would be great if the one that's included is the 3.0 one but somehow I doubt it.
     
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    BallstriKer Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Nevermind, reading through the thread again I have found the answer to my question here. So for future reference, for those who might be interested, it ships with a USB 2.0 adapter.

    By the way, these forums are some of the best I've had the chance to stumble upon lol. Very resourceful, and people are actually really nice and respectful, everybody seems to be minding their writing too, which as far as I'm concerned is a great plus and makes everything much easier to process. Just wanted to say a great big thank you to everyone I guess!
     
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    Hello and welcome.

    I can confirm that the USB adapter also passes through enough current to power a portable harddrive.
     
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