- 11-01-2012, 12:09 PM #28
- 11-01-2012, 12:44 PM #30
- 11-01-2012, 12:51 PM #31
- 11-02-2012, 09:21 AM #35
I am waiting for UPS to deliver a Asus VivoTab RT. I am going to compare it to the Toshiba Touch screen notbook I bought last weekend. I have a desktop that I would like to sell, but can't seem to find a buyer. So I will be looking for the device that best fits my needs and complements my desktop. :)
11-03-2012, 01:05 PM #37
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At the moment, I am waiting to get my hands on a new phone and am also in the market for a new laptop (desktop replacement sized 16 - 17"). After that, I will consider a tablet, but it will probably be a year down the road. I am curious to see how the surface fares several months from now and also what a potential nokia tablet would be like. If the new OS catches on, there will be an explosion of tablets within a year's time and people will likely be spoiled for choice, or at least that is what I am counting on.
- 11-03-2012, 06:08 PM #40
- 11-03-2012, 06:53 PM #41
It seems like there is pen, but HP has just been kind of weird with it by not showing it in videos or advertising it.
There's discussion about it here.
COMING SOON: ENVY x2 / Spectre XT TouchSmart / ENVY TouchSmart 4 Ultrabooks (Windows 8) - Page 6
You can see the pen mentioned and pictured on the HP's site.
HP ENVY x2 Features - Ultrathin 11 Inch Tablet | HP® Official Site | HP
Though if there's no wacom then it's certainly not for me. In here the price difference between Samsung is around 30 euros so i'm more than happy to pay for the build for the materials on it, even as i'm planning to get core hybrid late next year.
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- 11-04-2012, 12:13 PM #42
- 11-05-2012, 01:05 AM #43
So I actually went to the Microsoft Store today to pick up some KontrolFreeks for my Xbox 360 controller, and I got a chance to take a look at the Surface RT and... I kind of want one now. Actually, I really want one now. =/
The touch cover, it worked better than I thought. I remember watching the keynote/launch and Microsoft saying that it would take a few days to get used to it, but after only a couple minutes I got the hang of it and made almost no errors typing.
The screen size seems just right, especially compared to the 10.1" screen of the Asus Vivo Tab RT. I'm not sure why the Vivo Tab RT's screen felt so small, especially because I had an iPad before with a 10.1" screen. It must be the 16:9 aspect ratio. Also, the Surface feels really nice in the hand, and while the screen is no Retina display, it's still pretty decent. I mean, I'm staring at my computer monitor all the time, and I'm not complaining about that.
But yeah, the touch cover is really amazing to me.
Like I said before, I really wish Microsoft made an x86 Atom version of the Surface, because I'd buy that. I could really use the x86 support and digital inking.
And I actually considered getting the Surface Pro when it comes out because of the 1080p resolution and the x86 processor, but it's heavier than I'd like, and if it runs Ivy Bridge, it'll get pretty warm, need a fan, won't get 10 hours of battery life, and won't support connected standby. I really hope they use Haswell instead, but I don't see that happening if the Pro is coming out in January.
- 11-09-2012, 07:51 PM #44
- 11-13-2012, 06:05 AM #46
I just got the Sony Vaio Duo 11 and boy does this fly. I got the i5 version and its awesome. its a perfect size being 11.6", and coming from a 13" MBP im so happy with it. Initially looking at the pictures i was worried about the thickness, but being only 17mm think its just thicker than the MBA being 14mm. I was going to purchase the Surface RT but thinking about it, i really needed the full windows to run some programs. I saw this in the shops today and fell in love with it. For what i need it for (to replace my laptop mainly) this is perfect!
- 11-13-2012, 09:56 AM #47
People looking at HP Envy X2 and are planning at using the stylus it seems like X2 wont use wacom. It's a shame because wacom seems to be dominant compared to N-trig.
That said there's no official word from HP, but there's some info that HP envy X2 is using atmel. Atmel is possibly used in Surface Pro as well. Got a wait for some hands on videos to see the performance.
If it's not up there with wacom i have to go for ATIV Smart PC or VIVO tab that are the only atom tablets with wacom inside.
- 11-13-2012, 08:54 PM #49
I almost bought one but ultimately it was just too beastly to be used as a tablet all the time... for me. It didn't have smooth edges for one.. lots of ports yes but it was a really jagged slab. Also the battery life was a super downer.. 4.5 hours or so compared to 8 for a 13.3 inch yoga with similar specs.