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Discussion in 'The Tablet PC Life' started by T-ravisty, Jan 3, 2014.

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  1. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    Finally got myself my new definitive desk drawing setup: recently arrived the Asus PT201Q, a Dell multitouch external monitor mounted on an arm and attached via usb to hdmi and the Wacom Expresskey Remote.
    All attached to a Cintiq Companion.

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    what's not ceasing to amaze me is the fact everything is working fine even if all these needs 4 usb ports simultaneously working (the display adapter being the most demanding) while the Companion has only two.
    The Asus was a real bet, in the end I'm satisfied with how it works even if it's not perfect. :)

    P.S.
    Now I'd only need a motorized elevating desk from Ikea
     
  2. thatcomicsguy

    thatcomicsguy Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Oh, too cool!

    You got the PT201Q. That is such a nifty device!

    Nice set-up.
     
  3. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    Thanks.
    It has its quirks but all in all when the price is low it's the only cintiq substitute I found I could buy.
     
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    stoneseeker Animator and Art Director Senior Member

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    no driver conflicts with cintiq? THats pretty cool.
     
  5. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    It's driverless, so no problems in that sense.
    I noticed sometimes the pen interfere with touch and it makes the computer feel you are doing a three fingers gesture instead of two.
    It's more evident if you use the spring trick to make the initial activation force less evident. so I decided I could live without the trick.
    It has some jittering too.
    I'd say stroke quality wise is an inbetween the surface pro 3 and the cintiq companion.
     
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  6. Precurve

    Precurve Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Office #1 setup From Left

    1) New home built workstation pc.
    Decent rendering machine. Its fast, though computers are seldom fast enough to refrain from more modifications
    -Silverstone FT03 mini tower case
    - asrock x99e-itx/ac motherboard
    - 6 core i7 5820
    -nvidia 970 OC
    -water cooled
    - 6sec cold boot to windows 10 with Samsung SM951 256GB PCIe m.2 x4 boot drive

    2) Fujistu t904 13.3" hybrid laptop/tabletpc in Fujitsu Dock
    The do everything machine
    i7/8gb
    1TB SSD

    3) Apple Mac mini i7
    For when clients send me some Mac file that can't be opened by windows applications

    4)Toshiba Encore Write 8" w/ Wacom AES
    Small color sketchpad and killer "lean back" OneNote tablet

    5) Cintiq 21UX 1600x1200
    DVI channel

    6) Asus PB278 2560x1440
    Display port channel

    7) USB hubs and devices (mice, printers, Cintiq USB channel) are on a one button USB switch so that I can run t904 and FT03 at the same time from a single keyboard/mouse.
    Usually, the Cintiq is plugged into the FT03 and the t904 into the ASUS. I have to manually swap cables if I need both monitors on one machine. I haven't found a display port switcher that I like - suggestions welcome.

    8) Both monitors and t904 are on Ergotron arms that allow zero footprint, re-positioning and rotation. Wacom is on an extended Ergotron arm and can be pulled 30" across desk and into lap position.

    9) Jesper electric sit stand desk

    Some of this is really unnecessary. But since you are my gadget geek friends, I'm hoping you'll understand.
     
  7. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    I hate you for the desk. :mad::D
     
  8. Precurve

    Precurve Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Its kind of expensive but I've had it for 10 years so far and its been worth it. Gives me a different work position for my aging studio back and dramatically increases the flexibility of the carpeted room its in. I put teflon sliders on the feet and I can pull the whole rig out at once for cable management (not effortless, but its not heavy lifting either).

    Divide the price by 10. That's the annual fee. Happy to help with the rationalization.
     
  9. thatcomicsguy

    thatcomicsguy Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Wow. I love the desk.

    I built mine, and it also goes up and down. But it takes half an hour and requires treacherous balancing and muscle might, and a wrench. Consequently, it tends to stay at one height.

    After looking at a video of yours in action, I'm seriously considering replacing mine with something better suited.
     
  10. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    @Precurve, How is your T904 mounted. It looks like it is levitating =)
     
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