iPad Pro 10.5" iPad Pro competitor

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  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    So I was skeptical of the 10.5" IPad Pro rumors but now I am on board take a look at what the competition looks like in Gen 1 from Lenovo.

    Keep in mind Apple just recently acquired an eInk display company to use their color eInk technology.




    Also the video is Lenovos $550 Windows 10 version and the virtual eInk keyboard or whatever looks amazing wish it has some really advanced type of Haptic or Taptic force feedback.

    I decided to post this because when Apple releases their own version with a color keyboard it will be a Must purchased device. Hope you enjoy
     
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    That thing is stupid. Half-baked. Technology trampling over smart usability. A nightmare for any real typing sessions and no need for a touch screen that is not your actual screen. Watch the video—that reviewer thinks the same.
     
  4. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No question Apples version would be tiny color eInk displays inside each keyboard. Much better than all Touch no feedback
     
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    I used to be a hard core Lenovo/Thinkpad user for years and years and then all of a sudden their quality went into the toilet. Have tried several of the lower end laptops form Lenovo and even their top of the line ThinkPad directly from the factory would not even boot up when I received it.

    I fear that Lenovo has lost their way.
     
  6. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    Remind me again which eink company Apple bought.
    For the Lenovo, thanks but no thanks.
     
  7. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Wasn't this in a recent write up on Engadget? They said it wasn't quite ready for prime-time.
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    Last Lenovo I bought was a X201.

    Still using it...later models limited the RAM, that's when I tuned out.

    A pity.
     
  8. Marshall73 macrumors 6502a

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    The previous yoga devices from Lenovo were terrible, riddled with faulty hardware from broken wifi to faulty ports. 60+ units over a 12 month period. These resulted in them being removed from our approved purchase list, this will probably be the same.
     
  9. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    Unlike others commenting earlier in the thread, I'm still very happy with my ThinkPads.

    I like the look of this Yoga book as a companion device, much like an iPad but with different strengths. For this use case, I'm fine with the virtual keyboard and its limitations since it brings the weight right down. It has to be better than an on-screen keyboard.

    But for me, the two big limitations are

    1) It doesn't have a proper digitiser in the screen (writing direct on the screen relies on souped up capacitive tech). The proper digitiser is in the virtual keyboard surface (to enable capturing writing on paper, which I think is gimmicky).

    2) No USB-C or second USB port.

    If it didn't have these two limitations, I'd get one.
     

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