Vivotab Note 8 pen stopped working

Discussion in 'Asus' started by graki, Feb 27, 2014.

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  1. Sweetpea8472

    Sweetpea8472 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Yes, that's sadly how it looks like (regarding the pen at least).

    Time to go looking for a decent fine-tipped capacitive pen (I know they're out there...) because I still prefer to write with a pen rather than my finger...
     
  2. Calanthe42

    Calanthe42 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Just how bad is the Dell Venue Pro 8 ? I have glanced at the threads and at least Dell is bending over backwards to fix their pen problems...sending out new versions of the pen, unsolicited.
    If my replacement AVTN8 is a bust I may look into the Dell.
    Opinions?
     
  3. connman

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    Dell pen is terrible. I have played with the most recent revision, and it's so inconsistent. You have to put a lot more pressure on the screen to register a good line. And there seems to be more "tails" following letters, whereby after you lift the pen, it still registers a little pen writing.

    In short, I hated it.

    That said, I would suspect that it would be passable in One Note 2013 with sensitivity turned off.

    Other than the pen, the Dell build quality trumps the AVN8 in every sense except for heat. Dell seems to have a hot spot on the chassis right where you hold it. I haven't seen a teardown but maybe the CPU is in the bottom right corner where the Asus CPU is in the middle top back where it doesn't get touched as much.



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  4. Calanthe42

    Calanthe42 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks!
    Looks like I'll just say a little prayer that the replacement AVTN8 works. If not...wait for the Surface mini. (Looks like they were smart to delay release. The 8" form factor must be tough to get right in Windows.) Thank God for my Samsung Note 8. It's never had a blip in over a year. Just wish it was Windows.
     
  5. inmnbob

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    I have the Samsung Note 8 too ...If only Android OneNote had inking.....

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  6. connman

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    Best of luck with your replacement (and to me with mine).

    My build date is 2014/04 and was hoping this problem was an early unit production issue. Evidently not. (On the other hand, your loss of touch and pen is different than other scenarios reported. Maybe your unit's failure is an outlier).


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  7. ToniCipriani

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    Sent mine in... they said they'll diagnose it. I hope they don't just do a refresh, see it come back and call it a day.
     
  8. Jpwinks

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    Is this happening just for the included stylus or is this for all wacom penabled stylus?
     
  9. connman

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    All pens are affected.


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  10. ToniCipriani

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    It's the tablet side failing to detect the panel so all pens.
     
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