Samtiq II

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Firstly a little bit about the Dell 1503fp before we get into the stripped version. Operating side-by-side with the Samsung 152T, this monitor is not very bright and the colours look muddy, the Samsung picture looked sharper, more contrasty and vivid. But if this means that I will have an operational unit then I will… Read more »

Samtiq #6 – Unstripping

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Alright I tested as much as I could with the Samsung 152T and now I am going to try something else, so I put the Samsung back together. Here is the result of UNstripping: It is harder to put the thing back together than stripping it! Specially because I had extended the controller cable and… Read more »

Tablet Resolution Explained

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Recently I purchased a UC-Logic graphics tablet and while giving feedback about the product to the company representative, I brought up the issue of tablet resolution. This is often measured in lpi or Lines Per Inch with some tablets going as high as 5000 lpi. My concern with the UC-Logic tablet was that it had… Read more »

Samtiq #3 – Tablet arrives

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After a long wait the UC-Logic 1209 has arrived: The first impressions of the tablet are that it is well made, not as nicely manufactured as the Wacom tablet but it is not super cheaply made either. The pen uses batteries inside it which I thought might make the pen feel strange but it actually… Read more »

Samtiq #2 – Cable Extension

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After stripping the monitor as discussed in the last DIY Cintiq post, I ordered the FFC extension cable from DIY-Beamer and it arrived yesterday which was pretty quick considering DIY-Beamer is in Austria and I am in Australia. :) I was a bit worried that I may have counted the tiny pins on the FFC… Read more »

New LCD Tablet on the market

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This is the first challenger to the Wacom Cintiq although it is only 17″ and I am not sure about the resolution of the tablet (the LCD resolution is 1280×1024). Here is an info page from Hong Kong: http://www.yutron.com.hk/products/p-active/products/xpc1700b.htm Here is a product blurb: Detailed Product Description The xpc-1700b,17 inch with 1024 high pressure sensitivity… Read more »