Writting on a Nine Inch Screen

Discussion in 'The Tablet PC Life' started by drvenom, Mar 31, 2010.

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What do you thinking writting on a 9" Screen would be like

  1. Really Nice

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  2. Same as a regular Tablet

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  3. Bearable

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  4. Just Awful

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    29.6%
  5. Unsure

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  1. ChewbaccaLincoln

    ChewbaccaLincoln Ecologist in study

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    Now if you haven't heard about the new Always Innovating Touch Book I recommend you look into it. It is an interesting 300-400$ Netbook/Tablet/Slate/Touch Book. It will run with a new kind of Linux made by Always Innovating and not run with an Atom processor like most Netbooks. But the reason why I bring this up is because the Always Innovating Touch Book has a 8.9" wide screen display. I am considering buying this but I want to know what you guys think witting on that size of a screen would be like.

    For more info go here http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10185351-1.html
     
  2. leaftye

    leaftye Old timer Super Moderator

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    Writing on that thing would suck since it appears to only have a passive digitizer. If it has an active Wacom digitizer it would be sweet, even on that smaller screen, at least if it's not too thick and it has a lot of resolution to handle the smaller writing.
     
  3. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Yes, writing on a passive digitizer isn't that natural any longer.
    The other question is: What software will you use? It runs on an ARM CPU, so it is incompatible with Windows. But there isn't a great Linux notetaking application available at the moment.
     
  4. leaftye

    leaftye Old timer Super Moderator

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    Would Jarnal work for notetaking since it's a java app?
     
  5. jhoff80

    jhoff80 Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    I answered really nice, because I would love a 9" tablet with an active digitizer. That being said, I agree with the consensus that the device itself is iffy.
     
  6. gordoncahill

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    I voted really nice because I use a P1620 as my main notetaking machine now. It's a passive digitiser and 8.9". I wonder whether the one you're looking at has any form of palm rejection.

    Gordon
     
  7. drvenom

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    Unfortunately, there aren't any note taking alternatives that rival Onenote. This is from a student perspective.
     
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