USI is on the death's door and the killer is Microsoft with Wacom as accessory to murder

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  1. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Very close with that design, yet too far with the preferred Ram size and processor. Why not just pop in a 4gb Ram and the X7 Atom and add a few extra bucks to the price?
    As someone said in the comments section of that linked page, the DV8P 2016 model is still the king of 8" Windows 10 tablets if you can find it anywhere.

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  2. thatcomicsguy

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    Yep. USI is pretty much dead, and its life was rather anemic.

    But I think it still might have had an impact.

    I recall the history of the VCR.

    The first VCR wasn't a VCR.

    Video tape technology was originally pushed forward into a disinterested world by a long suffering company called "Ampex" which saw the need for and developed magnetic tape for video. Their efforts died in obscurity, but I think it's probably safe to say that the VCR might never have happened, or at least not the way it did, without their input. Ampex made noise and provided an argument -and a proof of concept- for the tech which lit a spark in the imaginations of the competition.
     
  3. Shogmaster

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    Standards are hard. Magnetic tape video didn't have one either. VCR vs Beta wasn't even half of it. Look at all the recorder tape sizes and formats.

    And often, the best isn't what becomes dominant as VCR has shown.

    As things go MPP is pretty damn good if it ends up being the standard. Much better than y VCR as standard bearer for magnetic video tapes.
     
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  7. crazycat

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    Chromebook.. that's like a niche of niche device for an 'universal' standard. Pen quality and cost of production is still questionable. If it was anything like Goodix even at lower cost, I would hope no one will adopt this in place of Wacom AES or Ntrig to save cost.It's bad enough that the more expensive EMR is disappearing because AES system is more cost-effective on business device. I would be scared to see the market flooded with Goodix -quality pen digitizer.

    It's the first actually product branded USI though so I will wait before judge. It would be great if they could apply this to all budget device with touch monitor at reasonable usability.(and hopefully the business and prosumer device keep use the higher quality digitizer)
    -jitter is acceptable as budget device usually doesn't have high density touch.
    -cursor hover and palm rejection is a must, would be no better than a dumb pacacitive stylus otherwise.
    -pressure would be nice to have but not necessarily (for note taker on a budget)
    -reasonable IAF would be necessary, can be bit higher than first gen Ntrig, but not a grind-the-glass hard.
    -remotely accurate, shouldn't be difficult for an AES based digitizer.

    Let's see if USI meet the base requirements of a pen digitizer.
    :)
     
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    I'm not holding my breath. For note taking in particular anything less than excellence (EMR) is completely unusable: you might convince yourself otherwise while you use your new toy for a few weeks, but in the long term the slightest annoyance will make you go back to pen and paper.
     
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