Zbook X2 Just Announced

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  1. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    A general question: Has anyone seen or heard anything that would suggest that HP is going to refresh the ZBook X2? Conversely, anyone heard that the X2, like the Z Canvas, might be a "one and done " product?
     
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    That would certainly be worth knowing for anyone considering buying an X2 in the next few months..
    The 9th gen processors should be released in October, but how soon after that could you realistically expect them in products?
    I'd think it would be unlikely for HP to alter the physical design of the X2 this time around, but if anyone has an idea about how HP usually does product revisions, it'd be interesting to hear from you.
     
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    An observation. HP's Labor Day sale is still on, and a large cross section of their laptops are featured, but not the ZBook X2. Compare that to VAIO's Z Canvas, that started to be sold at impressive sale prices just months after it was introduced in the US.

    It might not mean anything, but perhaps the lack of inclusion in the current sale indicates that HP intends to keep the ZBook X2 around for a while. Alternatively, perhaps HP was careful with their inventory and there are no excess units that need to be sold off...!
     
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    Is it possible to configure the left & right side buttons as separate shortcuts or are they mirrored?
    Also, are there any detailed impressions on the pen performance?
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Is it possible to configure the left & right side buttons...>>

    ...Yes, although key rollover prevents using side buttons in combination (e.g., cntl + alt +...). However, button combinations can be assigned to a single side key...

    <<...are there any detailed impressions on the pen performance?..>>

    ...Yes, good EMR performance but the pen and touch interface (e.g., palm rejection) does not work well. Touch typically needs to be turned off for best inking results.

    @uJitsu : Everything that you are asking, and more, is contained in three discussion threads in this forum. I encourage you to take 30 minutes and quickly skim one or more of these threads for the answers that you are seeking. Many members have contributed their experiences and observations...
     
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    Regarding this, is there any video on YouTube that shows exactly the magnitude of the problem? Because I have yet to see one. Reviewers seem to never show how a machine performs and instead talk about specs and bla bla bla the whole video.
    I mean, something like the video on my channel where I show the palm rejection issue of the Galaxy Book 10.
     
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    Guys, is that issue with express keys (only one works at once) solvable at all? What does the support say?
     
  8. uJitsu

    uJitsu Pen Pal - Newbie

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    why is that an issue? Can't you just assign software specific commands to each individual button? For example, assigning one button as cntrl + z and etc.. for each individual button? Where the commands will switch automatically depending on which software window is active...
     
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    David B Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Just an FYI, but I was perusing HP's customizable configurations today and noticed they have added the 2TB SSD option to the configurator - so I'm assuming that means it's not on the chopping block yet, also they've changed the extended warranty coverage options from what they were a few months ago fwiw. Adding the 2tb made it very tempting, but jeez they're asking a steep price for it (I can order a samsung 960 pro with expert installation from amazon cheaper than HPs upcharge)
     
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    Because it's very uncomfortable to bind, memorize, switch and use all possible combinations? Because it's quite stupid lack of functionality for this price? Because it's not always even possible, to bind all combinations, so there would be any sense in those keys at all?
    The question is, whether it's a software or hardware issue.
     
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