Samsung Galaxy Note 9 + Dex + Wacom Cintiq = <3

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  1. mrpentastic

    mrpentastic Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Just thought Id share my interesting setup.

    I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 during Black Friday this weekend and was eager to test out the Samsung Dex capabilities. I originally had wanted to use Samsung Dex as a way to edit Figma files on the go without having to carry a laptop around. Once I got that set up and working flawlessly, I wondered what else I could do with the USB-C port and Dex functionality. So I then purchased a USB-C hub that had the following ports: 1 HDMI, 3 USB 3.0, 1 Ethernet...

    Using the USB-C hub, I connected my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to my Wacom Cintiq 27QHD w/Touch (This used up the single HDMI port and one USB 3.0 port). I then connected my logitech mouse and keyboard into the remaining two USB 3.0 ports. With everything connected, I used my mouse to launch Artflow Studio onto my Wacom Cintiq display. Then I grabbed my Wacom Stylus and put it onto the screen and VIOLA! I got not only full-pressure sensitivity I also got full multi-touch capabilities to zoom in/out, rotate, and pan the canvas! Whattttt.

    The real test will come next, "Can my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 completely replace my desktop pc?" We'll have to wait and see~

    (This post was created entirely using the Dex setup described above)

    Feel free to ask me any questions!
     
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  2. violajack

    violajack Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Sorry, I can't help myself. (See username)

    Cool setup though. It's amazing what smartphones are turning into. and-just-like-that-viola.jpeg

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
     
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    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    wow....I never knew the Android OS could support a Cintiq in that capacity. And since Wacom doesn't have any Android Drivers for the Cintiqs....its even more impressive that everything worked without issue.
     
  4. mrpentastic

    mrpentastic Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Here's an extra gem. I discovered in infinite painter, you get tilt support with the Wacom Stylus! It behaves like the Apple Pencil in the way that you can select a simple brush with a fine tip, but as you tilt the stylus you'll gradually get a wider tip. The width of the tip in relation to the tilt is surprisingly smooth, feels like you are in full control.
     
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  5. stoneseeker

    stoneseeker Animator and Art Director Senior Member

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    This post feels like a glimpse into the future of computing. We will probably always have need of larger tools to do our jobs effectively, (ie. a large canvas to draw on, or a large screen to dock to) but the PC's pf the future will most likely be all-in-one tiny devices we take with us everywhere that can power those tools with ease. Thanks for sharing @mrpentastic !
     
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    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    In essence we’re already there.....with 4/6/8 GB of Ram being more common in smart phones.....coupled with Mobile chips rivaling Intels i5’s in power (cough Apple).....Phones are kind of already at the power spec class of a laptop/ultrabook.
     
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    WillAdams Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The interesting this is it's a full on realization of two previous computing concepts / projects:

    - IBM's Metacard (pretty much totally vanished --- it was mentioned in print in a couple of computing magazines)
    - Oqo (made by a couple of Apple Engineers who left when Apple wouldn't make a tablet Mac) --- since actual hardware was sold, there's a bit on it when one searches
     
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