The long awaited successor to the Elitebook 2760P...? The Elitebook Revolve!

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  1. Ebenezer

    Ebenezer Pen Pal - Newbie

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    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    Unfortunately it is 16:9 aspect ratio so the upper screen part isn't even as big as the footprint of the keyboard base.

    Also notice that, while being called the 'Revolve', it has "Swivel 910" printed on it.
     
  3. Ebenezer

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    Hmmm... Does that mean it can swivel 910 degrees...? ;)

    An interesting observation is that tablet / tablet-convertible makers are now making the pen an optional accessory and no longer provide space to keep the pen.

    It would definitely not make someone's day to discover that they have misplaced the pen...

    Still think it is a better idea to have a silo for the pen to park at...
     
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    Talk about coincidence after waiting over 3 months for a Fujitsu T902 I finally canceled that order this morning and ordered a refurbished 2740p... and then a few minutes later this is released!
     
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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    Looks interesting, if the other upcoming HP tablets are an indication, this looks to be using an Amtel pen too. Shame about the screen's color and contrast though, or else this could have been my next computer.
     
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    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    This 'trend' started in 2011 with the many integrators using N-trig digitizers calling the pen 'optional' and not providing a silo. Little did we know that it was a precurser to Win 8 where MS has downplayed the use of the pen to the degree that it is, indeed, optional. MS actually has worked to discourage the use of the pen for text entry by crippling the TIP in the desktop and changing the approach for the new Start Menu UI where each developer gets to determine how their 'app' will interface with a pen; in other words, exactly the same as Android phablets.

    In my opinion it is easy to see how and why this all came about; look at the intro of the HP Slate way back in 2010 (or the Fujitsu Q550 in 2011 for that matter) and how Engadget or any of the 'experts' (including long time TabletPC proponents Gottabemobile and JKOntherun) reviewed it. These sites lambasted 'Windows Tablets' for needing a pen and needing a cntrl-alt-delete button ("this is so yestertech"). Microsoft, behind the scenes, was busy with Win 8....removing the need for a pen for anything except artwork and handwritten notes, and the cntrl-alt-delete button. So, with the intro of Win 8, what is there now to make fun of Microsoft about? See how the self-proclaimed "experts" love Win 8 now (except for the 'desktop' which they think MS should have deleted altogether)? These people now love the interface because you can swipe and select with your finger.

    So, yes, MS has fostered this position going back to the start of 2011 and they broke it, on purpose, with Win8 to the detriment of productivity.
     
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    I agree, their trying to make an iPad out of a Tablet PC...
     
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    stoneseeker Animator and Art Director Senior Member

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    That low res, non-wacom(?) screen and most certainly ULV cpu ruins it for me...

    ah well, more options for the future are better than none.

    Apple has convinced the world it doesn't need a pen, and that they are dumb. thisiswhyihateapple.
     
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    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    It is looking like the same HP 'Executive' Pen as used on the Elitepad and Envy X2...which may indicate an Atmel digitizer.

    See the photos from The Verge link above (the Engadget gallery does not show it). One of them shows the pen lying on the flipped back screen. Looks just like the one shown for the other two new systems. As long as Atmel works out then that is good. If not, well, it would be tough having all your product line loaded with it...

    Edit: by the way, the HP press release does not mention an optional pen at all like the Elitepad and Envy X2 did so that seems a bit suspiciuos.

    Also, one of the pics shows the Revolve next to what I think is a 2670p. The Revolve looks much thinner.
     
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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    I like the revolve but as previously mentioned the display is a bit of a no, and the Amtel pen is questionable.
     
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