Wacom AES caught up to Apple pencil? HP rechargeable pen supports 240 Hz report rate and tilt

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  1. ATIVQ

    ATIVQ V⅁O⅄ Senior Member

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    This is it, the one I've been waiting for: HP rechargeable active pen
    • Wacom AES
    • USB C rechargeable battery
    • two side buttons, one rear button
    • tilt sensitivity
    • 240 Hz report rate on new digitizers
    • backward-compatible with old tilt-less 133-200 Hz Wacom AES digitizers
    Only downside is that they used a battery instead of a supercapacitor.

    If this actually works as good as the Apple Pencil which has nearly identical specs then EMR is done.
     
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    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    b/c of the report rate?
     
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    Cuberdon75 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Be nice to know what the IAF is, too.
     
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    Spen emr done ? You are joking, no ?
     
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    EMR will be dead when I fail to notice the tool because the pen is doing exactly what I expect it to do without any surprises.

    EMR isn't even quite there, but it's the closest thing so far.

    For AES to be a true contender, it needs to do away with jitter and line wobble, and it needs to get rid of the tendency for weird static electricity type bugs to crop up every now and again. EMR is very reliable in this respect. They also need to make sure the cursor stays under the nib, (Wacom's AES wasn't bad with regard to that.)
     
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    Hover distance?
    I won't consider other technologies until they can reach the hover distance of EMR, and more importantly, do not have jitter of the cursor at all when hovering the pen at the highest detectable distance through a straight line.
     
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  7. ATIVQ

    ATIVQ V⅁O⅄ Senior Member

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    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    Wouldn't this just be a rebranded Wacom Bamboo Ink? Dell doesn't make pen tech per se
     
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    ATIVQ V⅁O⅄ Senior Member

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    The Bamboo Ink doesn't support tilt or 240Hz polling.
     
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    Wouldn't be surprised if a new release is imminent...again Dell doesn't actually make pen tech
     
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