CF-H2 Wacom digitizer question

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  1. Arkor

    Arkor Notebook Enthusiast

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    So a few months back I purchased a used CF-H2 that I've been practicing digital art on. One of the things I've noticed is that there is only max pressure with the Panasonic driver and the grey Panasonic tablet stylus that goes with it. The last time I installed the latest Wacom Penabled driver the touch screen didn't work.

    Does the CF-H2 support pressure and if so how would I go about it getting it working?

    As a side note the edges of the touch screen don't register but I tend to ignore it since I primarily use the digitizer.
     
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    thewanderlustking Notebook Evangelist

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    This is a super awesome question, can somebody answer it? I have wanted a Wacom pressure sensitive enabled laptop for many years. If there was a workable Toughbook out there.... I am looking and I can't find an answer.

    EDIT: I can't find any mention of pressure sensitivity for any Toughbooks let along the CF-H2. I would suggest a Fujitsu lifebook for the Wacom multiple sensitivity levels. There are some that go silly cheap, but I haven't looked into these for several years.
     
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  3. safn1949

    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    Check out the Lenovo X200 I think? Core i7 tablet pc, runs good on an SSD and is cheap. Wacom digitizer screen
     
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    For amusement, I looked at the Fujitsu an Lenovo machines. Lenovo are just ugly and a tad expensive. No thanks. Fujitsu are more affordable, but at that price I would almost rather just spend a touch more and get an actual used Wacom Cintique.

    I have kept looking for more detailed specs on the H2 and I just can't find them... This is the most promising info I found so far: Screen Information Tough Rugged Laptops

    The price point of a CF-H2 is almost tempting enough to give it a good try!

    Can anyone else find more specifics on this?
     
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    Okay, go have a look over here! Check out the Bamboo Stylus Feel. It lists both versions of the CF-H2 as compatible. Elsewhere on Wacom's site, they state "The Bamboo Stylus feel has 512 pressure sensitivity levels."

    So it could be the limitation is in the stock pen your using. Also in my travels the last day or so, I see lots of references to some software not supporting the pressure sensitivity.

    What has me curious is on that list of compatible computers I see the Fujitsu Lifebook T902. And I swear it had 1024 levels of sensitivity...
     
  6. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    check Motion computing

    C5 or F5 series
    Artists use them to sketch on.
     
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    Well, Shawn he already has the CF-H2, and since we are all about Toughbooka HAHA! The whole Toughbook Wacom digitizer thing is actually a fascinating question for me.

    When I initially built my CF-19 MK1, I wrote this in the first post. "A few minutes of digging around in the settings, and I discovered it was apparently a Wacom Digitizer! So I got out my Wacom pen to try it, no luck. Oh well, set that tidbit aside for the time, and tear into disassembly."

    I suspect the answer to his question, might answer some of the other Toughbook digitizer questions. Myself, I used to draw constantly. I would like a digital solution to try out, but there is a price point I am not willing to go over for just an "amusement" gadget.

    If it is just for sketching, then my number is about $40. If I can get a much better solution for my photography, the price goes up a substantial amount, but so do my requirements too. For my photography, it needs to be a large enough screen and I need to be able to draw on that screen also. Not to mention the hardware behind it needs to be pretty powerful to be capable of running Photoshop smoothly.
     
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