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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 @ 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.



  1. Absolutely NoOne

    01/09/2010 at 5:31 pm

    That’s OK, thanks for trying.

  2. Shogmaster

    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…

  3. Sumocat

    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.

  4. Scott

    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!)

  5. Shogmaster

    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

  6. trihy

    01/10/2010 at 10:01 am

    Nobody can open up a paint, and test how many finger recognize?

  7. Shogmaster

    01/10/2010 at 11:11 pm

    It’s 2 fingers. Wacom capacitive multitouch is currently capped at 2 fingers.

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