Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kumabjorn, Jan 4, 2019.
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Bought it last week for the Nintendo Switch: feels like a nice little game. So nice I ended up turning on Zelda for the first time since at least 8 months.
Not shown during the presentation, but the new Inspiron 7000 2-in-1s, have an interesting new "pen cubby" I've never seen before:
Works even when folded back!
Can't wait to start seeing this on more convertibles.
I think they made a mistake in calling it the "Black Edition", a name that was jinxed by Acer with their (almost vaporware) Switch 7.
Was there any detachable 2-in-1 shown at CES this year? Aside from the beastly Asus ROG Mothership, that is?
But the real question....to all Tablet PC Review Forum Members who adhere strictly to “Silo or Bust” .....does this pen Cubbyhole suffice?
I for one love this concept. Haven’t seen a more perfect solution to offering a full size pen and a secure place to stow it since the ep121.
The point is to have it available at all times, the Surface Go and latest iPad Pro with their magnetic solution is good enough for me since I carry the device in a pouch. Should the pen fall of, it is still in the pouch. So in my usage case I think that solution is better than good. A silo, as we saw with the Note 5 (IIRC), can come with its own problems.
I guess it's better than nothing. @dstrauss what do you think of the pen slot vs silo?
The hinge is where I park my stylus anyway while I'm in laptop mode with my current 2-in-1, so this makes sense.
Except I have to remember it's there when it comes time to close the lid. I did close the lid one time -on a toothpick S Pen- and fortunately there was enough structural flex in the build to not break or shatter anything, but I make a point now of double-checking before wrapping things up. I'd hate to have done that with the full sized pen!
The only drawback...
If this design becomes popular and takes over, it might mean another step toward the end of the toothpick S Pen in convertibles. -Possibly the only thing keeping Wacom EMR a player in a 2-in-1 device. We're awfully close today to a universe where portable computers have nothing but Wacom's deliberately craptastic AES solution or Microsoft's (authentically craptastic) N-Trig pens available...
If that happens.., well, it looks like, as with my old Tecra M4, I'll be running a 2017 Notebook 9 Pro for the next twelve years before a viable update comes along. How old will I be by then..? Yikes.
That serves the same purpose as my silo demand - a garage for the pen. Unfortunately, the BEST solution is still the yellow S-Pen stick in a silo, but I don't ever see MS, and therefore its minions, dumping N-Trig.
Besides, the SB2 already has the cubby gap - just needs a thinner pen and magnets...
NOT as old as I am now...
its a good solution!
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