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Looks like there is finally a tablet device with proper stylis input from the good people at Asus!
"....EP121 is all about Windows 7, and oh does it have the guts to run it smoothly -- it's powered by a Core i5-470M processor, packs 2 to 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD. It sure has the internal muscle to compete, but it also has a high-resolution (1280 x 800) 12.1-inch IPS capacitive display with a Wacom digitizer."
Awesome! Really looking forward to it .
Thanks for the news dude, I'm just scouring right now to see what level of Wacom tech they have for the digitizer, it better at least be I3 level....I4 would even be acceptable at this point....
It's probably around 512 levels of pressure - I used to own a toshiba tablet pc with wacom digitizer that had about that many (with the proper wacom pen). Certainly its no Cintiq, but good enough regardless.
On paper it certainly looks good enough to be a release day buy.
Tablet PCs except for a Modbook only have 256 levels of pressure. However, whether this new one has more - I don't know. But anything Digitizer you can bet about 256 for tablet pcs.
I want...now!!! It's darn near a cintiq (minus pressure scale) 12 inch display and 1280 X 800 rez - that is cintiq 12wx size and resolution only portable, although short battery life puts a damper on things. Still, I'm Looking forward to this slate.
Interesting device, nice to see they thought of the Ips screen. and it's about 1000$ less than a Motion computing slate.
I wonder about the battery life though...
It will be interesting to hear more about it.
edit: oh, Battery =3,5 hours...
Thanks for the hands-on links. I wonder is the Intuos4/2nd gen Cintiq stylis will work with it. Last time I had a wacom digitizer tablet pc it needed a special wacom stylis that looked exactly like the Intuos 2 one (even though intuos 2 one didn't work on it!!!!).
Anyone know if the battery is removable? That'd help to counter the short battery life.
Meloncov, the battery's unremovable by user.
I like it tremendously and signed up for the preorder
HD integrated graphics are a bit of a bummer as is the battery life, but I think, having a portable workstation (I'm thinking photoshop, ZBrush and Maya (2011's less reliant on GPUs and earlier version, so lack of GPU *shouldn't* be less of a problem, at least a laptop with an unusable 2010 works really well with a 2011)) to have at the go, getting things up to 60 - 80% done, will be awesome!
I've gotten really tired being stuck always at the same place whilefreelancing, and this'll be great having at work while I'm gonna be waiting for Renders (Animation Studio)
Originally Posted by MatejaPetkovic
You do make a valid point.
But, and I have no way of backing this up other than a gut feeling, I predict that we'll be seeing a similar slate (good hardware, wacom digitizer) with a 512 GPU, and a better battery life (I'm thinking close to 5 hrs) from another brand nearing the end of April.
Last edited by Mossi; January 8th, 2011 at 11:40 AM.
Holy jesus I'm horny.
unless they up the pressure sensitivity levels, I'm not sure I want it. 256 is lame. However, the info that came from isn't official, so maybe it's wrong. I hope...
Gettin a little tired of them still manufacturing 256 lvl junk and throwing it into devices 3-4 generations past that tech. Good for doing comps, but not ideal for gettin down to business.
Im hoping to hack it so it'll work with my bamboo pen (512 lvls).. let you know how that'll go.
Blackart, not to be a know-it-all here, but my view on this tablet us getting things done 60-80% done, on the go, then transfer it to my main comp for final touches.
2D-3D sketchbook sounds like win
I already have a solid concept for doing something similar, but I put it down for a while due to work.
(I can't remember when I bought it, but I remember the types of jobs I initially used it for, so so long ago LOL)
and it serves it's purpose even to this day. It's no excuse for them to keep retarding Penabled levels @ 256.
After using a tablet for so long, you begin to ask yourself why is it that you *still* can't get serious w/ digital painting
on the latest tabletPC technology. Makes business sense to push more Wacom tablets, but utter frustration and
nonsense to people like us who see and know what we could get accomplished if we had at least 512.
To those who think there is no major difference between 256, 512, and 1056 levels of pressure when going digital,
well, this new toy is for you then.
Trusty dam near 30 year old Fujitsu on the job:
Finished Product on one of my studio walls:
I just heard over at another forum that it's been delayed by two weeks.
@Jie, that sure is sexy!