New Venue 8 Pro ??

Discussion in 'Dell' started by FZelle, Sep 11, 2015.

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  1. norvillerogers

    norvillerogers Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Yep, excellent inking, especially after I adjusted the pressure curve to better match Wacom EMR (more info on page 63, post on Nov 11). The soft nibs didn't have the impact I wanted, but I still haven't explored screen protectors that might add more drag.

    I'd say the only real drawbacks to this device for me are the short battery life, and the long charge time. Throttling doesn't really affect me.

    So if you can live with the battery issues, it's a great option.
     
  2. Kritter

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    Just placed my order for the V8P. At 260$, I don't think it can get any worse from the performance nightmare of the HPE8N. I'll be testing usage through my long days of lecture (around 6 hours) and see if it can survive it. I'm probably gonna do a fresh AU install once I get it and see how it goes.
     
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    Spoke too early in this. It's quite underwhelming. Even the HP8EN with 2g and atom 8300 outperforms it. The battery doesn't even last up to 4hrs and the damn device fails to charge unless it is powered down. Still have to bring along my Envy note 8 just in case. Big fail. Where are the windows on arm devices please?

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    6hrs? Forget it. You'll be lucky to make 4hrs. I think the HPEN8 is a better, more reliable device.

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    Sorry, man... I gotta LOL. Clearly, any of us who have found it to work well - and charge without powering down and all that - are mistaken. You've got yourself the best setup possible with this device and it's terrible. Feel free to send your piece of junk my way. I'll pay the shipping. :-D
     
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    Just received my V8P. I'll post my findings after my lecture day tomorrow and see how it holds up.
     
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    @nthemperor, re-reading your posts, you might have a bad unit. Of any issues I've seen (and read about) over the last year-plus with this device, yours don't seem consistent with the typical stuff. You might want to consider returning it.

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    I love the screen and sturdiness of it, but compared to the HP, I find the latter more reliable but for pathetic ram. It works well when it works though.

    By the way, does yours charge with other type-c chargers apart from the OEM one? The battery lamp near the port doesn't turn on when I use my Nexus 6p cable.

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  9. Kritter

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    Did a good amount of writing in OneNote with both my HP Active Pen and Bamboo Smart and both work flawlessly on the device. Hover is about the same with the HPEN8. I tried charging the unit with my nexus 5X cable and charger and it charged just fine. One thing I'm surprised that's different from the online reviews is regarding the V8P's brightness. I find its 40% sufficient and bright enough for my needs compared to reviews saying it is very dim. A dim screen for me would be the Spectre X2 IMO. I also like the rugged and durable feel of the device. It does feel like it weighs a bit more than the EN8 but it feels less fragile which I like.

    Everything is just so fast with the V8P. I've loaded pretty much all of the apps and programs I'm going to be using it with, so hopefully tomorrow's battery test will have a more stable usage result.
     
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  10. gregoryx

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    Mine charges with N6P charger / cable and with every USB or USB-C charger I have in the house and in the cars. They all work. I charge it at night at my nightstand on the same charger that I use with my N6P. It charges great while powered up. For comparison, I've done a lot of comparison to find USB-C power that works with my Acer SA12; but everything works with the DV8P.

    It has proven picky with USB-C powered port replicators. I'm pretty sure it worked with a Dell power supply in USB-C-PD pass-through but it doesn't seem to work for PD pass-through with the Apple or similar power supplies. When it does work, that allows me to use a large screen, Gig-E, and a bevy of USB devices just like my SA12.

    My power experience probably changes my opinion of the battery issue as well: I just plug it into an external battery unit and I'm good to go.

    dunno... sure sounds like you got a bad one. :-/
     
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