Thinkpad Tablet 2 - Initial Impressions

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  1. Techgeek32

    Techgeek32 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I have used the Samsung 500t, 700t, Vivo Tab 810, and the Sony Duo 11. Out of these 4 I have found the 700t to ink the best with the ASUS and Sony right behind, followed by he 500t. I have used Windows tablets since they were first introduced and can say that any of these are just as good if not better than my old Windows tablets. I don't imagine that the TP2 would be any worse than these and probably similar to the ASUS 810 which offers an excellent Wacom inking experience. I find the 700t to be better simply because of the faster processor and the 1080p display leaves all of the ink looking smooth and not like a pencil drawing effect which will happen on displays with 1366x768 resolution. The Sony is excellent with the N-Trig digitizer but still is very noisy when the stylus tip interacts with the display. That is why I prefer the Wacom digitizers. Very quiet when inking.
     
  2. noxxle

    noxxle Scribbler - Standard Member

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    CrystalDisk benchmark below. I tested with a single 100mb file. So it might not be an accurate predictor of performance.


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    CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 (C) 2007-2012 hiyohiyo
    Crystal Dew World : Crystal Dew World
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    * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

    Sequential Read : 76.438 MB/s
    Sequential Write : 32.850 MB/s
    Random Read 512KB : 78.032 MB/s
    Random Write 512KB : 27.846 MB/s
    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 8.596 MB/s [ 2098.6 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 2.162 MB/s [ 527.8 IOPS]
    Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 10.730 MB/s [ 2619.7 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 2.327 MB/s [ 568.1 IOPS]

    Test : 100 MB [C: 48.0% (24.0/50.0 GB)] (x1)
    Date : 2013/01/01 8:44:10
    OS : Windows 8 [6.2 Build 9200] (x86)
     
  3. spinedoc77

    spinedoc77 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I'm curious about the inking as well. I was very impressed with the Samsung 500T's inking, smooth, good handwriting recognition, not a lot of lag, although otherwise the 500T was a POS. I'd love to hear a comparision, from what I understand the TPT2 doesn't use Wacom, but uses Atmel some other newer company, is that right?
     
  4. philox

    philox Pen Pal - Newbie

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    From some of my research online, including some reseller websites, it seems that the pen digitizer is Wacom, and the touch is Atmel. I am not 100% sure though. Perhaps checking the device list and drivers could confirm this.
     
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  5. alphaOri

    alphaOri Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Is the windows key a physical button or is it capacitive? I've seen on a vid of the Asus Vivo tab how annoying a capacitive button is as you accidentally hit it all the time while inking.
     
  6. F-Ram

    F-Ram Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Have you been able to attach the tablet to an external monitor? What is the maximum resolution the tablet can drive?
     
  7. noxxle

    noxxle Scribbler - Standard Member

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    It's a physical button, with a sticker on it. The sticker will probably rub off after a month of use.

    The button works well though. I have not once pressed it inadvertently.
     
  8. maunakeaone

    maunakeaone Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I know it may be a pain but it may be easier to answer most of the folks questions by doing a brief YouTube video so they can see the tablet in action.....again just a suggestion and may save you some time from answering everyone's one off questions ;-).....a picture (video) is worth a thousand words
     
  9. makiyum

    makiyum Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I second this, a video would be great! And I would love to see the pen in action, maybe just in paint if you don't have any other sketching software. Thanks for making this thread.
     
  10. manuelcalavera

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    That is a disaster. We're talking about a ThinkPad here ! Are you absolutely sure about the sticker ? maybe its a bumpy physical button
     
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