Samsung Galaxy Book discussion thread

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by JoeS, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    I don't think any will let you use the pen free hand. Camtasia has an annotation feature and you could use a handwriting font...

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    Will check it out

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  4. sosimple

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    It does work, but with some problems.. Especially with hotkey when you recording video..
    I found here similar programms. All paid I am afraid..
    https://softwarerecs.stackexchange....hat-allows-drawing-in-frames-windows-or-linux

    Edit.. The best of all I tried, Epic Pen
    https://epic-pen.com/
    The free version.
    I record screen with ScreenHunter Pro, And have running Epic Pen. I have a small toolbox at right corner of screen from Epic Pen. So can select from there 1. Pen (to write in screen), 2. Cursor (to use the app I record with ScreenHunter) , 3. To erase anything I wrote, for writing again.
    Only negative, in the recording video I have the toolbar of EpicPen, but not a big problem, it is very small.
     
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    Hi! Who can help me to understand is there the way to disable touchscreen on samsung galaxy book 12? I tried to do it by windows settings - Pen & Windows ink - Ignore touch input when I'm using my pen?
     
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    You can open Device Manager, under "Human Interface Devices" you'll find "TchS2Helper Device". Right click it and disable it. (no need to restart). This will disable the touchscreen entirely, but the pen will still work.
     
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    Neat! Is there a way to hide the touchscreen from Windows Ink, but still have it work normally otherwise?
     
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    There is an app that was great awhile back ago by a forum member. Search the forum for Tray Touch Toggle.

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    Noticed something unusual with charging today - when I have a HDMI cable plugged into the Samsung multi-port adapter charging slows to a trickle and it begins discharging. Soon as the HDMI plug is removed it starts reporting "hours until full charge"

    Anyone else notice this?

    Edit: Fixed the issue. Intel's Graphics Command Center is very useful for charging issues on any laptop that has Intel. It tells you the exact charging rate.

    Whenever I plug in the multi-port adapter I've had weird charging issues. Sometimes a re-seat on the USB C side helps, sometimes from the power plug itself. Sometimes changing from the top port and vice versa. This is all using two versions of the original Samsung Galaxy TabPro S and Galaxy Book 12 chargers, both are identical in their power specs. It gets increasingly frustrating when you run out of battery though.

    By chance I purchased a 60w USB Power delivery charger for my Dell XPS 15 OLED laptop. I tried plugging that in directly to the Galaxy Book 12, wouldn't take any charge. Then I plugged it into the multi-port adapter's USB-C port - it charged at full rate!

    Anyone having this issue I'd recommend getting a USB power delivery charger. The one I used was the Aukey PA-D3
     
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  10. Brian Miller

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    Hey everyone. I've been on a quest for a great portable device for digital art (drawing, painting) and after an exhaustive search ended up ordering a new Samsung Galaxy 12 from Amazon.co.uk. It's coming in a few days and I'm quite excited to work with it.

    I am a 3d artist in the games industry have for very long time always wanted something more portable for drawing and painting just for fun. Since I've been spoiled my whole life having Wacom digitizers I needed a tablet with the best digitizer available. Seems to be the Galaxy Book offers the most for my particular needs. I want something convenient to use (lightweight, easy to pack with you) with enough power to run art apps like Krita, Clip Studio or Corel Painter.

    It took me a while come around to the Galaxy Book because I feel somewhat strange ordering a "new" computer that is over two years old now. At least it was discounted 25% but still I fought with it for a while. I was really tempted by some other tablets which offered better looking designs, more recent hardware and power.

    The Surface Pro 7 seems amazingly powerful (the beautifully designed) I hated how they purposefully limited the connectivity (to sell docks) and sell the keyboard and stylus separately. I don't really need that many ports (I know the GB doesn't have that many) but still felt that I couldn't trust Microsoft to design a product with the best experience in mind, since it seems fundamentally designed to sell accessories. I was also too skeptical of the stylus input even though I hear that it's improved a lot

    I was tempted by a returned item Acer Switch 7 I found online. Seems like a really interesting machine and of course a dedicated GPU is nice to have. But it was almost double the price and I felt unsure after reading reviews which questioned the quality of the display and design in general. Since it was quite a lot heavier felt like it was too much hardware for my needs since I don't need a desktop replacement.

    Then I ordered and returned immediately an HP Elite x2 1013 G4 that I found refurbished for a really nice price. I ordered it without having tried AES before. I thought that since this was the 2.0 implementation, the Pen as nice with two buttons and rechargeable and well.... "it's wacom so how bad can it be?". It was terrible. Jittery lines even with lots of smoothing. It just making sketching feel horrible so I returned it all. Shame because the machine was in perfect condition and I think the design is beautiful.

    I thought perhaps to wait for the Galaxy Book Flex or Galaxy Chromebook which book are incredibly beautiful. However, in general I would prefer a pure tablet format as I would like to use this device primarily on the couch, in bed or outside occasionally. Also, as far as I know Samsung doesn't sell laptops anymore in the European market.

    So that's how I ended up ordering the Galaxy Book 12 despite its age and after reading a lot from this thread I'm quite excited for it. Thanks for all the contributors here! It's really helpful in finding the right machine. I've gone ahead and ordered Photodon screen protector and the Staedtler Noris Digitalizer.

    BTW, I've been long wanting a portable device for art sketching and painting. I'm actually typing this on my Fujitsu T901 right now, which I recently gave a new lease on life with a Linux install. I've had this machine for a long time but it still performs great (well, after ditching Windows 7). Amazing how a well made machine can deliver for years and years. Hopefully my Samsung can do the same.
     
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