CES 2010: Sorry, no HP TM2 news
Made my way clear across the show, North Hall to South, to try to see HP’s wares I but they just aren’t meeting with press aside from their arranged events. But as previously reported, they don’t even have a booth. Josh covered all there is to cover @ Notebooks.com. I suppose I could have pushed harder at their meeting area, maybe emphasized my Microsoft Pen & Touch MVP cred, but I am beat. If they don’t want to show stuff, that’s their prerogative.
Probably for the best. I haven’t been terribly impressed with the palm rejection on the Lenovo & Fujitsu touch + pen Tablet PCs, both using Wacom’s technology. Wish I could tell you if the TM2 is the same.
01/09/2010 at 5:31 pm
That’s OK, thanks for trying.
01/09/2010 at 6:03 pm
Sumo, you were there yesterday @ Wacom booth (component side) where I saw you! The TM2 was right there!! I checked it out and the Palm rejection is just like all Wacom cap touch/EMR combo. It was fine.
The only thing I didn’t like about the TM2 was the screen. Polarized quite a bit.
I took pictures of it. I’m not sure if I got video of it though…
01/09/2010 at 6:36 pm
Shogmaster? Dude, I can’t believe you said we probably don’t know you when I asked. It’s been a while, but I haven’t forgotten you. I would have loved to talk to you for a bit.
As for palm rejection, it’s in the video (with your voice cameo). I was scrolling and launching things with the side of my hand when using the pen. For my writing style, it’s not working.
01/09/2010 at 7:00 pm
It would be interesting if they could include a sensitivity setting for pen proximity. It looked like it switched to touch mode if the pen was more that about 1cm away from the screen… I think 3cm to 4cm would be a better cutoff.
Keep the video coming! (THANKS!)
01/10/2010 at 2:28 am
Hehe, didn’t think you’d remember. Anyways, yeah it would depend on how you tend to hold the pen, and how you usually rest your palm. I tend to be light with my palm because of my drawing habits.
I’m sure that there will be decent software solution can be cooked up to quickly disable/enable the capacitive when finger painting time is over and serious work has to be done with the pen. :D
01/10/2010 at 10:01 am
Nobody can open up a paint, and test how many finger recognize?
01/10/2010 at 11:11 pm
It’s 2 fingers. Wacom capacitive multitouch is currently capped at 2 fingers.