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FelchTragedy
Jul 2, 2002

FelchTragedy.
Internet, I call forth your power!
Let's T_Roll.


Anyone have an Onyx Boox Note 2? I'm about to get one and I wonder if I will put a screen protector on it for my writing. I have seen the paperlike screen protector videos that are supposed to be for I-pads and I wonder if there is a similar one that E-inkers can use to get the paper feel. Also what is the risk of scratching the glass with tablet writing? This is my first ever tablet.

-edit. It comes with a screen protector but trying with glass first. This is nice. The eink is lovely. If you switch to x mode as their is 4 refresh modes with X intended as video, it's fast and responsive. The ghosting looks a bit like ink coming through the under page with normal paper so not distracted by it.

Jesus I'm loving this.

FelchTragedy fucked around with this message at 18:26 on Feb 2, 2020

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MorrisBae
Jan 18, 2020




Question - I used to go to a car dealership, and in the waiting room there were charging stations

The charging stations were USB cords that were split off at the end with cords for Micro USB/Lightning/Apple 30-pin/etc.

Do they still make universal charging cords like this?

EDIT: nevermind, found it - https://www.amazon.com/Multifunctio...e/dp/B01CHXX78O

MorrisBae fucked around with this message at 15:28 on Feb 3, 2020

Hippie Hedgehog
Feb 19, 2007

Ever cuddled a hedgehog?

Edit: Nvm, I'm an idiot who should google before posting.

FelchTragedy
Jul 2, 2002

FelchTragedy.
Internet, I call forth your power!
Let's T_Roll.


A week in from using the onyx note 2 and I am very happy. Tried for a week without the screen protector and was generally fine with it. Have just put on the screen protector that comes in the box and it feels more paper texture like. Advice from my techie friends is to fit the protector in a humid room like after a shower. Reduces the ambient dust. Screen is not bubble free but doesn't seem to be affecting things.

Had gotten a universal 10.1 case ( even though it's a 10.3) for cheap and have cut and stitched some elastic fabric into the spine to make a pen holder and a holder for the charging cable. Also covered the cheap looking plastic screen holders for aesthetics and a bit of extra softness on the tablet's corners.

The navigation ball native app is good. I have the task switcher, the app adjuster and an app shortcut to an app manager as 3 important ones. The app adjuster is good because you can set the refresh rate on each app you launch. Anything that shows video I set to × mode, whereas the book readers can stay at normal. Something in between if I just need some scrolling to be less choppy. Also I can set the whiten background tick box to off for some apps, as that fixes mutant contrast. Those two aspects will be the popular ones in that dialog.

The apps menu is not very good as there are no folders. I remedy this by using the ‘app organiser’ app mentioned above. Namely Glextor app manager.

The handwriting recognition is O-K. Printing text is still king.

I guess the lack of colour is inhibiting me from spending time away from the productivity of reading and writing.

Alder
Sep 24, 2013



Any real downsides to Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8" 32 GB Wifi Tablet (Black) (Renewed)? I see it on amazon here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFPCL5...lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Currently on my 5th Amazon Kindle Fire 8" tablet but I'm running out of space

Also, I just want to say I miss my N7 2013.

Budget: <$200

Purpose: I want to play Dragalia Lost and Arknights. Also, to read my ebooks, watch YT, and check email.

MorrisBae
Jan 18, 2020




Alder posted:

Any real downsides to Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8" 32 GB Wifi Tablet (Black) (Renewed)?

Samsung devices usually only get security updates for a year and then you're kicked to the curb

Sure enough, I don't see that device listed on their current update schedule:

https://security.samsungmobile.com/workScope.smsb

Alder
Sep 24, 2013



MorrisBae posted:

Samsung devices usually only get security updates for a year and then you're kicked to the curb

Sure enough, I don't see that device listed on their current update schedule:

https://security.samsungmobile.com/workScope.smsb

Welp, anyone has any recc'd tablets?

Chikimiki
May 14, 2009


Android for tablets pretty much sucks, so the usual advice is to either get an Amazon Fire for cheap or an Ipad. Unless you have a very specific use case, these are your best bets currently.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

"You are the best poster... do not let anyone say otherwise."


What's the cheapest tablet with a decent digitizer nowadays? My mom does tutoring and sometimes if the student can't make it, they do it over the phone. I imagine it'd be 100% better if she could do screensharing from a tablet and scribble formulas and what not on the screen.

I bought a Cube Mix Plus myself a few years back but it seems there are hardly any options nowadays short of the Surface or its direct clones.

Doesn't have to be Windows but probably would have to be, otherwies it's the Ipad Pro or Tab 6 or whatever.

mobby_6kl fucked around with this message at 14:00 on Mar 5, 2020

Space Gopher
Jul 31, 2006
BLITHERING IDIOT

The current base model iPad has a digitizer that works with the first-gen Apple Pencil or Logitech Crayon.

BoldFace
Feb 28, 2011


mobby_6kl posted:

What's the cheapest tablet with a decent digitizer nowadays? My mom does tutoring and sometimes if the student can't make it, they do it over the phone. I imagine it'd be 100% better if she could do screensharing from a tablet and scribble formulas and what not on the screen.

I bought a Cube Mix Plus myself a few years back but it seems there are hardly any options nowadays short of the Surface or its direct clones.

Doesn't have to be Windows but probably would have to be, otherwies it's the Ipad Pro or Tab 6 or whatever.

Does it have to be mobile? One option are the drawing tablet displays digital artists use. For example Wacom's Cintiq line. You could just connect it to your windows laptop/computer.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

"You are the best poster... do not let anyone say otherwise."


Space Gopher posted:

The current base model iPad has a digitizer that works with the first-gen Apple Pencil or Logitech Crayon.
Huh, that's good to know. Will any ipad software let you share the screen while drawing on it? Skype on Android works even though the quality is rather poo poo on the receiving end. I guess in the worst case there could be some web solution.

BoldFace posted:

Does it have to be mobile? One option are the drawing tablet displays digital artists use. For example Wacom's Cintiq line. You could just connect it to your windows laptop/computer.


A self-contained tablet might be slightly more convenient but no it doesn't. I do actually have an old Graphire somewhere though it's probably too small and inconvenient to use, but this could definitely work. The only issue is that at these prices a low-end Surface would probably make more sense (although the larger size is nice).

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

The Wacom One?

https://www.amazon.com/Wacom-Graphi...A/dp/B082LZXQ6B

Space Gopher
Jul 31, 2006
BLITHERING IDIOT

mobby_6kl posted:

Huh, that's good to know. Will any ipad software let you share the screen while drawing on it? Skype on Android works even though the quality is rather poo poo on the receiving end. I guess in the worst case there could be some web solution.

Skype and most other VoIP call apps (Zoom, etc) will let you screen share from an iOS device.

There are also dedicated shared-whiteboard apps which might give you better quality and more functionality while you run the call over another app. Microsoft Whiteboard (free, tied to an MS account) or Scribble Together (host pays a monthly fee) seem to work pretty well.

Billa
Jul 12, 2005



I'm looking for a tablet at around 200. Any recommendations?

jokes
Dec 20, 2012
jokes




I got a Samsung Tab A for emulator reasons and have been enjoying it thoroughly, aside from all the Samsung poo poo apps that I'll never use. I spent about $220 on it.

There's an 8" but it has a bad resolution. Get the 10" if you get this.

Not a Children
Oct 9, 2012

$$ Pffft, what do squids know about spending money? $$





Grimey Drawer

I just got word that I'll likely be working from home for at least the rest of the year, and am trying to get a good office setup going. I'm a design engineer, meaning I often have to mark up designs for our drafters to make into clean, professional-looking digital documents. The software I typically use is Bluebeam, AutoCAD, BIM 360, and occasionally Revit. If I were to get a tablet for use with my work computer, what would fit this niche? Note that anything that requires proprietary software is going to be a pain for me to get authorized on my work laptop, which requires IT admin interaction to get just about anything past a generic driver approved. Willing to spend what it takes to get something reliable and comfortable to use, but I don't need a full-screen sized surface or anything too fancy.

I should note that I've never done design on a tablet before, so I'll be coming into this totally green. I can handle a learning curve, but I'd rather use something that's relatively intuitive!

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

"You are the best poster... do not let anyone say otherwise."


Sounds like you need a computer-tablet not a big phone-tablet. Maybe a Surface Book? Check out the laptop thread: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...er=880#lastpost

Evil Mastermind
Apr 28, 2008

You pick up the nugget of URANIUM and...

Oh that was so stupid. Why would you do that?


Does anyone have any strong opinions on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A? I've got a two-year-old 16 gb Tab 4 that's constantly running out of internal storage ever since I updated the SD card and OS a few weeks ago and I'm getting kinda sick of it. The 32 gb Tab A looks good at about $200, but as you can imagine I'm a little leery of running into another storage problem.

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

Evil Mastermind posted:

Does anyone have any strong opinions on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A? I've got a two-year-old 16 gb Tab 4 that's constantly running out of internal storage ever since I updated the SD card and OS a few weeks ago and I'm getting kinda sick of it. The 32 gb Tab A looks good at about $200, but as you can imagine I'm a little leery of running into another storage problem.

The tab A is gonna be slow and not have a long shelf life. The tab 5SE is bigger screen, decently light and noticeably faster. I think it has 64GB ?

Android tabs on the bottom end tend to be cheap for a reason. Always worth spending a bit to get at least a medium tab.

Evil Mastermind
Apr 28, 2008

You pick up the nugget of URANIUM and...

Oh that was so stupid. Why would you do that?


Duckman2008 posted:

The tab A is gonna be slow and not have a long shelf life. The tab 5SE is bigger screen, decently light and noticeably faster. I think it has 64GB ?

Android tabs on the bottom end tend to be cheap for a reason. Always worth spending a bit to get at least a medium tab.
Well then, I guess the question now is "do I want to spend $400 on a tablet?"

lostleaf
Jul 12, 2009


For those with the newest fire hd 10, are you able to run the following software using a sideloaded Google services?

GeForce now
Xbox game streaming
Stadia
Moonlight streaming

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


Not a Children posted:

I just got word that I'll likely be working from home for at least the rest of the year, and am trying to get a good office setup going. I'm a design engineer, meaning I often have to mark up designs for our drafters to make into clean, professional-looking digital documents. The software I typically use is Bluebeam, AutoCAD, BIM 360, and occasionally Revit. If I were to get a tablet for use with my work computer, what would fit this niche? Note that anything that requires proprietary software is going to be a pain for me to get authorized on my work laptop, which requires IT admin interaction to get just about anything past a generic driver approved. Willing to spend what it takes to get something reliable and comfortable to use, but I don't need a full-screen sized surface or anything too fancy.

I should note that I've never done design on a tablet before, so I'll be coming into this totally green. I can handle a learning curve, but I'd rather use something that's relatively intuitive!

I highly recommend the Lenovo X1 Yoga. I've rolled a few of them out and employees have been really happy with them. I have one myself and I run three external monitors off the thing when I am at my desk but it is still light enough that I regularly use it in tablet mode in bed or outside on the deck. I previously had a few different Surface models and I have to say that the X1 Yoga is all-around a better product if you're okay with the convertible form-factor.

Hadlock
Nov 9, 2004





Thinkpad Yogas are generally really really good machines all around

Touchscreen laptops have kind of fallen out of favor ever since steve ballmer/windows 8 died but pinch zoom is pretty neat

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


We use them for their digitizers. The styluses they come with aren't bad but after trying out a bunch of other options the general consensus is that the ThinkPad Pen Pro (p/n 4X80H34887) is the way to go.

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Intel&Sebastian
Oct 20, 2002

colonel...
i'm trying to sneak around
but i'm dummy thicc
and the clap of my ass cheeks
keeps alerting the guards!


FWIW: I have a Thinkpad Yoga and either one of their updates or a recent windows update killed the touchscreen and I haven't been able to figure it out after like 2-3 solid sit down and figure it out sessions. The official fixes suggested on their forums had people dicking around with some wacky firmware flashing tool or some crazy poo poo and it didn't work for me anyway.

I also needed to have the monitor repaired like 2 months after using it because some connection came loose in the hinges (the shop that handled the walk-in warranty fix said it's pretty common) and the wifi on it is loving terrible unless I'm literally within 5 feet of my router.



Besides that it's really great though lol

Intel&Sebastian fucked around with this message at 19:13 on Jun 3, 2020

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