No need for goofy upside down action: A proper 17.3" 2 in 1 with Active Pen from Dell!

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  1. Shogmaster

    Shogmaster Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    I'd much rather have two 22" 1080p screens than one 24" 4K one TBH. Much more useful for my work flow since I need to work with lots of support information and reference images. Sure, that single 4K screen has double the pixels, but problem comes down to screen real estate for drawing. I want most of that space for drawing and I don't want to cram in reference images and information inside it.
     
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    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    Why 2 when you could have 3...:rolleyes:
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  3. Fluffyfurball

    Fluffyfurball Scribbler - Standard Member

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    The higher resolution screens make a difference for reading pdfs and stuff like that. Text clarity really takes a hit dropping from a 4k monitor to a 1080P monitor.
     
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    Fluffyfurball Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Is that a stegosaurus? That artwork reminds me of a book on dinosaurs I treasured as a child. Lovely work, Azzart.
     
  5. Shogmaster

    Shogmaster Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Triple monitors? Welcome to my 2003 my friend... Frankly, that didn't last. 2 is perfect. 3 is bit too crazy for me...

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    Shogmaster Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    So just came back from Best Buy and confirmed that the Dell is NOT Penabled. They even say that on the little printed info card. Too bad...

    Another interesting thing I found out, but not about this Dell: The Samsung Spin 7 13.3" 2 in 1 is Penabled, but NOT using EMR. So you are probably thinking "OK, so it's using AES, right? I mean Samsung owns like 5% of Wacom after all..." NOPE! It's MPP! XD
     
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    doobiedoobiedum Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Hmmmph, my "second monitor" is a Vario LED Lightpad with adjustable lighting. It even has a DIY clip on perspex screen with holes drilled in for a pegbar when I want or need to produce some animation work. (Not that I class myself as a Disney type animator - mine is for motion graphics type work.)
     
  8. Melvin Woodhouse

    Melvin Woodhouse Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I just can't understand how Dell would offer a 17-inch 2 in 1 and not have an active stylus for it! Let me get this straight - you have an active pen for 13 and 15-inch models but for the laptop that gives you the most screen area to draw, etc., they did not figure in an active pen. I was elated when I saw my new Dell catalog and it listed an active pen that was compatible with ALL 2 in 1s but after I ordered it and checked online my system, unfortunately, was not listed. So I called to cancel my order and they gave me an alternative active pen (PN338M) with the assurance it would work with my 17" 2 in 1 but, of course, that proved not to be true so it was sent back. At this point I'm resolved to the fact my finger will be the only "active pen" I can use with this laptop :) I'm OK as I have a 12" iPad Pro with the new Apple Pen - which is fantastic - and a Lenovo 15" Laptop/tablet which has a decent active pen but if anyone out there ever cracks this particular not please let me know!
     
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