New Tablets incoming: Acer Switch 3 & 5 12 inch models

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  1. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    Source: Engadget

    Engadget has updated their article to

    Ther Verge notes the following:

    Source: The Verge


    EDIT: Title and descriptions update with most recent info. No 15" tablet available.
     
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    It appears to have a hinge similar to the HP Elite x2 and a Surface Pro 4 type keyboard, and is also sporting a finger print reader embedded in the power button.

    Here's hoping they've gone with a technology other than Synaptics this time around...their pen claims to have 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity.
     
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    Damn!

    Those things are liquid cooled. They have radiator fluid!
     
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    Correction:

    It looks like there is no 15" version of the Switch 2-in-1.

    The Swift 5, on the other hand, (their laptop line), does offer the 15" screen size.
     
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    1024 levels sounds like Wacom AES but you never know. If its Synaptics its an instant no buy, had the pen lying useless for most of the time I've had it and have no desire to repeat that experience.

    Sent from mTalk
     
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    Wacom AES is always 2048 minimum. Microsoft/NTrig is 1024.
     
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    12 inches! Hooo boy! 'Cuz we don't have enough of those already.
     
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    Didn't the earliest iterations of AES claim 1024 levels of sensitivity? In any case, I suppose Ntrig is an improvement but would still be wary of their implementation till its confirmed and tested.

    Sent from mTalk on my Acer A12
     
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    Hurra, I found a official spec sheet from Acer that says "Acer Active pen with MSFT protocol with 1024 pressure levels".

    I really hope with MSFT protocol they mean N-Trig and not just Windows Ink. Here's a screenshot:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Looking at the picture...the pen looks a lot more like another Synaptics pen than an N-Trig... :(

    My big question is does "MSFT protocol" mean MS is rounding up the other AES manufacturers onto it's own unified hardware standard (à la USI)?

    Or is this just referring to "Windows Ink" compatibility purely in software?
     
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