Pixelbook with Pen?

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  1. manuelcalavera

    manuelcalavera Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Or, you just install Windows on it.
     
  2. vagabond95

    vagabond95 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Anyone know that this is fanless or something?
    I think we can install windows 10 on it, if this thing has a bios. what do you think??
     
  3. jhoff80

    jhoff80 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Yes it's fanless.

    As for installing Windows, a quick search tells me it's typically not as simple for Chromebooks as just downloading an ISO and installing it, you need to patch the UEFI (which typically apparently requires opening up the case to access a write protect switch/screw).
     
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  4. vagabond95

    vagabond95 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    What about the drawing side?
    I saw something like this today , non detachable 2 in 1, and what i came so, is that when u put the screen upside and keyboard down for tablet mode, the upper bezel of fhe screen is too big, so is not really good for drawing i mean
     
  5. Kumabjorn

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    Isn't it out now? Can you try them in stores or do you have to buy one blindly from Google directly?

    I guess what I want to know is if someone has had the opportunity to try one yet.
     
  6. COGBABY

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    I've been looking for artist reviews but haven't found one yet.

    It would be just out if interest, because the ChromeOS ecosystem is too small, and Android apps are not necessarily optimized for use with ChromeOS.

    It's very early days for the ChromeOS plus Android thing and it sounds painful at this stage.

    Here is WIRED's review.

    They don't say much about the pen. But apparently it is Wacom AES, which I keep hearing bad things about.
     
  7. WillAdams

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    Wacom AES is okay --- used it for years in my Toshiba Encore 2 Write 10, and would probably still be using it as my main machine if that particular tablet was compatible w/ the Wacom Bamboo Smart for Select 2-in-1 Devices which I optimistically imported from Japan.

    Issues:

    - low hover distance (compared to Wacom EMR)
    - the nuisance of having to purchase batteries every 6--9 months or so
    - misliked how the stylus tip slightly moved inward when using it
     
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