Sony aims for Surface Pro with it's own active pen equipped 11.6" Windows 8 slate

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  1. dcbCreative

    dcbCreative Here for cookies.

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    I don't know if its a joke... ...But I'm certainly laughing.

    Hard to believe anything any company says about its products. Of course everything they do is in the best interest of the consumer experience. Of course.

    Indeed, I thought that was a typo as well. Though I've started to see in other discussions rumor that Sony worked with Adobe to improve N-Trigs responsiveness. Looking forward to reading confirmation on this.
     
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  2. cmenice

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    I'll believe it when it gets tested and reviewed :)
     
  3. MSGaldenzi

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    So far this is the only tablet from the event that I am really excited about. I loved my surface pro but am glad I sold it when I did. This seems to destroy the surface pro and from the reports that state the surface pro 2 will keep the same design, I rather get this and go a little bigger on the display and a little thinner too.
     
  4. Marty

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    I would laugh—if I didn't want to cry so much. It boggles my mind how manufacturers could have such a basic misunderstanding. More mind boggling is why Wacom does nothing to correct it. Every next-gen active-penabled tablet has been sporting an N-Trig...makes you wonder if Wacom deliberately did not bid on Tablet PC digitizers for 2013 in order to further increase the exclusivity the Cintiq Companion.

    Guys, I don't mean to be spoil sport, but just look at the lag at 1:35 of the first demo video (and the eraser lag looks even worse). I mean pressure sensitivity aside, the pen has to function responsively, with reliable palm rejection, and side button programmability. These are the basics!
     
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    I dunno about how it was on Windows, but when I used the HTC Flyer pen(which has two buttons) on my Thinkpad Tablet(one button pen), I found in most apps that had N-Trig pen support, I was able to program at least one button.
     
  6. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Acer R7 refresh will also have a 15.6" 1080p, N-Trig duosense 2 digitizer and dedicated graphics. Who did N-Trig sleep with to gets its pens in so many designs?
     
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    Agreed - that lag is appalling. Is that really the best that Sony/N-trig can do?
     
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  8. cmenice

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    This lag could be the software. It's probably using some beta Vaio Paper software. Also, it looks like it might be a vector based erase, which can be laggy sometimes. Just saying there could be a couple of reasons for the lag on the eraser.

    The pen line looked decent though.
     
  9. thatcomicsguy

    thatcomicsguy Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Are you guys kidding me?

    The product line is AMAZING. The designers LISTENED to the artist community.

    Watch the video and listen to the presenter's script:

    Sony announces VAIO Flip PC, looks to steal the IdeaPad Yoga's thunder

    NEVER in the past has a tablet pc vendor specifically addressed the concerns of artists. It comes up several times; he even said point blank that there WILL be pressure sensitivity in Photoshop. -When, *EVER* have you heard a tablet pc vendor even realize that this is a concern for their customers, let alone specifically make it a selling point? Sony clearly did their market research and listened to what the artist community has been asking for. The top three points have been, (for years):

    1. Bigger screens.
    2. Better edge accuracy.
    3. Powerful guts with dedicated graphics cards.

    How can anybody gripe when they give us *exactly* those things.
     
  10. cmenice

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    Now, if we can just get some more standard support for the N-trig digitizer I would be happy. I really like Painter and am reluctant to give it up. I like MS5 and use it a lot too.

    It seems to me the TAP 11 is really the only tablet we've seen from IFA (unless I missed something). I was really hoping for some new true tablets with Haswell or Baytrail. I really don't want to buy the Note 10.1 as my tablet, but I might be forced to.
     
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