New Venue 8 Pro ??

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  1. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Yeah, I think that's what it is. Thanks for the feedback though.

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    Did you install the wacom pen control panel? I did and with it have the radial menu and button configuration with the HP active pen.

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    Just finished my lecture day of around 4 hrs at 40% brightness and wifi on with 50% remaining. I used it mainly for writing down notes and audio recording of my lectures in OneNote 2016. I was also doing some Edge browsing here and there. This is a very positive result for me as I am confident that it will be able to finish my 6 hr day with some battery to spare. Inking experience is probably better on the device than my EN8 just because of the overall smoothness and speed of the V8P.

    I'm definitely satisfied with the device and am ready to part with the EN8.
     
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  4. nnthemperor

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    Yeah, the screen is the first place the reviews got it wrong. It is beautiful. My unit is a refurb, so no much complaints. Still love the device, with always on battery saver, got upto 5+hrs of use yesterday with a about 30% left. Inking in OneNote uwp didn't stutter that much, just noticed headphone jack doesn't work and still little or no charging when plugged in without powering down. Chose the express charge power mgmt option, any side effects on battery?

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  5. gregoryx

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    Just tested USB-C pass-through to see what power-supplies work or not. I'm not sure where the original power supply is, so I didn't test that one. I'm using this USB-C device - with USB3 and HDMI output: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IUXA9YK/

    I used six power supplies: Choetech, Lumsing, Apple. Dell, Huawei (from N6P), and JTD external battery unit.

    The Dell, Huawei, and JTA units all work in pass-through. IOW, I'm using the DV8P with GigE, external 1920x1080 monitor, and other USB peripherals just like a desktop. And it's powered up through the same port. All works well.
    These work (with the above unit):
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FI7W7QO/
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H4G1XXU/
    (can't find a link to the N6P power supply - it came with the phone)

    The other three devices - Choetech, Lumsing, Apple - power the unit fine but do not work in pass-through - at least not with the Mokin unit I have here right now.
    These do not (with the above unit):
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HZ61WWQ/
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I1OIO4A/
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VU2Z3J0/

    USB-C power supplies.jpg
     
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  6. Rodney

    Rodney Pen Pal - Newbie

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    @gregoryx : On December 6 you wrote:

    "Oddly, my opinion on this unit has changed in the last two weeks. I did a full reload and didn't do all the Dell driver updates. The thing runs better, sleeps better, battery life is better"

    Where or what link did you reload from, please?

    Which driver updates do you recommend?

    Thanks for your numerous helpful posts!
    Cheers,
    Rodney
     
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  7. gregoryx

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    What I did may not be what everyone might want to do.

    I downloaded the Win10Pro ISO from Microsoft, set up a USB stick and used a USB-C adapter and a hub to boot to it (after enabling in the BIOS). I had a USB keyboard and mouse attached as well.

    I wiped all the partitions and installed Win10Pro 64-bit. Then did all the updates. Touchscreen didn't work. Installed the one driver from Dell.

    At that point, everything worked better than it had since day one.

    A few weeks later, I started wondering about the battery and sleep not being as good as it should. Ran the reports and there are devices not sleeping.

    I made a backup using Windows imaging and turned on System Protection, took an image, then installed more of the Dell drivers.

    Everything still works and still have the battery issues. But it's still working better than ever.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P
     
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    @gregoryx
    Thank you for the detailed reply!

    After wiping all the partitions, and installing Win10Pro 64-bit from a USB stick, how did you activate the fresh install?
    I don't recall whether we received an activation key separately in the original box?
     
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    That's the bad news: I had a key. I suspect there is a way to get the key from our tablets... But no idea.

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    As it doesn't come with W10Pro you need a key.
    If you install W10Home, it get's automatically activated. No need for a key.
     
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