Mar 08 in 2K News Written by: 2K Networking
PC World – Lenovo’s new Yoga Tablet 2 could kill the stylus and make pens and pencils trendy again.
The company introduced a new 8-inch Yoga Tablet 2 that has a unique technology that uses a normal pen or pencil to take notes. The technology could render the stylus irrelevant.
The new tablet was one of many Yoga products announced by Lenovo ahead of International CES, which officially starts Tuesday in Las Vegas. The Yoga Tablet 2, Yoga 3 and Yoga ThinkPad hybrids have a slim profile, full high-definition screens and longer battery life and more horsepower than earlier models. Lenovo is also introducing a 3D RealSense camera in the ThinkPad Yoga line.
Using a pen or pencil is a more natural way of taking notes, and the Anypen technology in the Yoga Tablet 2 enables that, said Andrew Barrow, director of worldwide product marketing of Lenovo’s consumer group.
“Anypen allows any pen or pencil to become a handwriting tool,” Barrow said. “That means no searching for lost or misplaced styluses.”
The pen or pencil has to be at least 1 millimeter thick and needs conductive material such as metal or graphite to take notes on the screen. Pens have metal and pencils have graphite, which are both conductive.
“If it’s a wooden chopstick, it doesn’t convert the current,” Barrow said.
The pen or pencil are designed to work well with Windows, Barrow said. It’s possible to scratch the screen if the pen or pencil is pressed aggressively. The screen has some level of protection, but care needs to be taken when pressing a pencil or pen on the display.
“It’s not designed to be overly abused,” Barrow said.
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