Penabled HP Envy 17? The Artists dream?

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  1. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    17.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 pen-enabled touch display
    Kaby Lake Core i7-7500U processor
    16GB of RAM
    NVIDIA 940MX
    1TB 7,200 RPM HDD
    Bang & Olufsen-tuned dual speakers
    Windows Hello-supported IR camera
    Source Engadget

    List price of $1099

    I cannot for the life of me understand these pen-abled laptop designs that don't tent or yoga...
     
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    Thank You for the specification info!!

    I did think the resolution (especially considering the resolution of the Spectre X2) & graphics card choice was odd. I have given up trying to understand OEM's and their motivations.
     
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    AFAIK, the Envy line is their line for the budget-conscious folks. If this thing sells, maybe they will come out with a 17" Spectre or Elite version sometime in the future.
     
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    The information regarding these new devices is presented very confusingly. I don't think the 17-inch Envy is pen-enabled. Those pen shots are of the new Spectre x2.
     
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    I'm not seeing the evidence that this converts or lays flat - so def not an artists dream.

    Also: I'm getting old and my eyesight is getting bad, but I refuse to get glasses. What I'm saying is that I'm an artist with ****ty blurry close up vision, so I /might/ not mind the laughable screen res. Until I get glasses that is, then I'll deliberately run this ****ty piece of crap machine over with my wheelchair, or crush it with my walker, or whatever (maybe by the time I give in and get glasses, we'll also have super awesome exoskeletons. I'll use mine to bend my ****ty laptop in half and throw it to the moon)
     
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    @YVerloc No need to be that drastic whenever you get your glasses. You could also just "adapt" it to a 360° hinge, there is always a way:
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    Haha!
    But I'd still be stuck with the screen res that time forgot
     
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    Form factor is irrelevant.... all these new penabled HPs are using Pro-3 era Ntrig....right down to the nibs and hovering cursor lag. That alone discredits it from being an artists dream.
     
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    Well that sucks...thought they'd have @ least stayed with AES

    Looking @ the HP Press release page, I think you may be right...Engadget has led me astray. :(

    Very inclined to agree, though @Shogmaster seems to not mind using large penabled laptops for his work...
    but I entirely understand it not being ideal for every artist's workflow.
     
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