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The new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Stylus

October 26, 2015 Leave a comment

The new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Stylus that was just released.  I just got mine in the mail today.

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The Stylus is also backward compatible with the Surface Pro 3 and the Surface 3, which is great news since this is what I am currently using.

New with this Stylus is a package of different tips.  The tips provide different friction on the glass.

TIPS
2H – Very Low Friction
H – Low Friction
HB – Medium Friction
B – High Friction

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The default tip in the stylus is the HB version.

The new Surface Stylus is about 1/2” longer than the previous pen and in my opinion it seems to be more weight distributed.  Comparison of the SP3 and SP4 Stylus.

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No buttons on the new Stylus.  There is a button bar on the flat side of the Stylus that now controls the right click feature.  I kind of like the flat surface of the Stylus for my finger.  It feels more ergonomic.

Be careful trying to remove the cap.  IT IS NOT A SCREW CAP like the previous version.  It is a guided notch.  It turns a quarter turn and pulls off.  I bet there will be a handful of calls to Microsoft support from people breaking them before they are ever used.  Ouch…

I actually read the user guide with this pen, after almost breaking mine.

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Dream Slate or Tablet (throw back)

October 10, 2015 3 comments

This is a couple days after Microsoft big Windows 10 Device event.  With the announcement of the new Surface Pro 4 and the Surface book it got me to thinking about what I am using and what I want in a device.  I happened to look back to some notes that I had made back in April 2012 of the features that I was looking for for my dream slate\tablet device.  This was before the release of the first generation of the Surface Pro line (June 2012).  This was also after owning and using an assortment of underwhelming slates\tablets.  Well this was my list in OneNote.

Screen Size of around 10” (aspect ratio 3:2 not 16:9)

5 hours of battery

128GB SSD

i5 Core processer (x64)

(2) USB slots

Full SD Card or MicroSD

Detachable Keyboard

HDMI (Mini)

Pen Silo

Wacom Digitizer

MicroUSB Charging

 

Well it is 2015, what am I using now.  My main work machine is the Surface Pro 3 (i7/8GB/256GB) device running Windows 10.  I am running it through Surface Dock and running two Dell U2414H in a DaisyChain.  I absolutely love it.

Now, my home machine and my consumption device is a Surface 3 model.  I went with the 4GB/64GB model (LC5-00001) that comes with Windows 8.1 Professional.  This is really a great size memory and hard drive space as the majority of stuff that I have is up in OneDrive or DropBox.

The Surface 3 device almost checks off everyone of my previous wants.  I really love the size of this device.

This is going to be my dream tablet list for 2015.

Screen Size again at the 10” (same 3:2 aspect ratio)

Stylus that keeps advancing like the SP4 pen

128GB+ SSD

i5 core + (fanless)

(1) USB 3.1 or C

MicroUSB Charging

Detachable Keyboard base like the new Surface Book that contains additional juice (GPU/memory/HDD)

I’m over the Pen Silo want.

MicroSD Card

Mini-DisplayPort

10+ hours of battery life

 

There you go.  What is your favorite tablet?  What do you want in your dream tablet?

Update to DisplayLink software (7.7 M2)

November 27, 2014 Leave a comment

DisplayLink just released an updated driver dated November 27th, 2014 (here).

 

Product Version: 7.7.59032.0

Get Driver (here).

Readme / Fix List (here).

Update to DisplayLink software (7.7 M0)

September 30, 2014 Leave a comment

DisplayLink just released an updated driver dated September 29th, 2014.  This is supported drivers for the Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock (here) and USB Display.

Product Version: 7.7.57957.0

DisplayLink Core Software Version: 7.7.57957.0

Get the latest driver (here).

Readme / Change & Fix List (here).

Update to DisplayLink software (7.5 M2)

April 6, 2014 Leave a comment

DisplayLink just released an updated driver dated March 28th, 2014 (Version Maintenance Release 2).  This is supported drivers for the Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock and USB Display.

Product Version: 7.5.54609.0

DisplayLink Core Software Version: 7.5.54609.0

Get the latest driver (here).

Readme / Change & Fix List (here).

Update to DisplayLink software (7.5 M1)

March 3, 2014 Leave a comment

DisplayLink just released and updated driver dated February 27th, 2014.  Version Maintenance Release 1.  This is supported drivers for the Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock and USB Display.

Product Version: 7.5.54051.0

DisplayLink Core Software Version: 7.5.54018.0

Get the latest driver (here).

Readme / Change & Fix List (here).

Update to DisplayLink software (7.5 M0)

December 7, 2013 Leave a comment

DisplayLink just released an update dated December 6th, 2013.  Version 7.5 Maintenance Release 0.  These are supported drivers for the Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock and USB Display.

Product Version: 7.5.52889.0

DisplayLink Core Software Version: 7.5.52874.0

Get the latest drivers (here).

Readme / Change list (here).  Lots of fixes (too many to list)