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1  General Category / General Chat / Re: XPC 1700 from P-active on: March 29, 2007, 10:06:51 AM
Yeah, it seems like I got a special deal at the because they had no resellers in sweden. They informed today that the price has changed to about 850 USD. I am sure the price can change alot depending on alot of circumstances.

It's definetly worth the money. It's a great tool.

Klaus
2  General Category / General Chat / Re: XPC 1700 from P-active on: February 09, 2007, 10:45:17 PM
Let me see..

eehhm NO I am not gonna open up my spanking new toy, sorry Rumi Wink I am really no good with electronics.. that's why I ordered it instead of building one.

You can not program the pen on per progam basis(hasn't been a problem yet). I have tried it in Photoshop and Zbrush. Works great for all those applications.
I haven't tried it in Flash yet.

I don't think it supports tilting(honestly I have NEVER in 10 years had any use for that anyway).

620 dollars was without shipping. It was ordered directly from P-active. I emailed their sales email.

What else.. it seems to be pulling a little against the screen edges. left and right.. really close to the edge..

I wish the stand could rotate. It tilts from almost flat to 90 degress.

The pen has two buttons, their is sorta like rubber around the bottom with two buttons inside the rubber... works ok, but sometimes it's hard to find the buttons without looking(look at images).

It's thin glass surface, about.. 2-3 mm thick.. so the pen does float above the cursor.. is it the same on Cintiq?

Other than that it works great. Still I haven't tried a Cintiq, but I do have the latest Wacom.




3  General Category / General Chat / Re: XPC 1700 from P-active on: February 08, 2007, 12:29:13 AM
No it only has drivers for PC.

Sorry
4  General Category / General Chat / XPC 1700 from P-active on: February 07, 2007, 10:18:55 AM
This is not really a build log, but I thought this could be interesting for all you tablet geeks  Wink

A while ago Rumi posted something about a tablet monitor from japan. The XPC-1700 from P-active. It's a 17" tablet monitor.  I got kinda interested and contacted P-active by e-mail, asked If I could order one directly from them and to my surprise they were nice enough and it was no problem. It was only 620 dollars.

I received it yesterday and WOW it is really nice. Now I haven't tried the Cintiq, but I worked with Wacoms for the last 10 years. Drawing on the screen is SO much better. Finally I get good lines and flow in the paint. 

I am gonna post some images of the tablet as soon as possible, but until now everything has been great.  The quality is good, the pen has a battery in it, but I actually liked that. It lies better in the hand than the wacom pen. It doesn't feel cheap at all. It even came with two pen. Drivers worked great..

http://www.xp-pen.com/company/lcd.htm


Klaus

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www.zoinkgames.com/gallery
5  Screen Tablet malarky / Heyaaaalpppp / Re: UD 18x12 dropping out on: February 01, 2007, 05:19:04 PM
I don't think I have any processes disturbing it.. I'm not sure how I would know that. I am also using the 4.78-6 driver.

It has to run with the power adaptor, nothing to do with that.

Samething happened on two computers.

Klaus
6  Screen Tablet malarky / Heyaaaalpppp / UD 18x12 dropping out on: February 01, 2007, 10:05:34 AM
So I finally got my UD-12x18-R from Ebay working. I had to buy one of those USB-Serial converters. It works fine.. almost. It works for a while and then suddenly it starts dropping out in pressure sensitivity. Looks alot like the problem Drew had with his, but I have a fast computer with 2 gigs of ram and the harddisk light never gets on. If I continue painting it goes back to normal after a while.

I tried it on an older computer which had a serial port, just to see if it's the USB converter, but the problem remained.

I am using the UD driver from the wacom site.

Anyone who had the same problem?

Thanks
Klaus
7  Screen Tablet malarky / Monitors / Re: Good Monitors on: January 19, 2007, 12:09:28 AM
After a bit of research it seems like the DELL 2100FP has an external powersupply.
Now I just have to find one to buy.

Klaus
8  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: artmach1's Build log on: January 18, 2007, 11:35:56 PM
Hi,

I just got my 18x12 wacom from ebay. Now I am still trying to find a LCD with external powersupply. So your monitor has an internal power supply, do you have any interference problems from the power supply? And did you have to extend the cables from it to make it work? 

I am thinking of getting a Samsung SyncMaster 215TW, but it's with an internal powersupply.. I just can't seem to find anything that size with external.

Thanks
Klaus
9  Screen Tablet malarky / Monitors / Looking for a good 21" Monitor? on: January 11, 2007, 11:44:40 PM
Hi,

so I have a 12x18 wacom tablet.. Does anyone know of a 21 inch monitor with external power supply?
It's quite hard to get that info from the sellers. Most data on monitors doesn't include if it's internal or external.

Klaus
10  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: artmach1's Build log on: January 11, 2007, 03:57:22 PM
Hey I was wondering, the monitor you are using doesn't it have an internal powersupply?
If so, was it hard to get off?

Klaus
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