Gear: Fujitsu LifeBook Digitizer, X230T Accessories, Wacom Tablet PC Drivers, Wacom Gestures Guide.
The X230T's touch and digitizer technology are from Wacom. Frankly, there is nothing new on the X230T when compared to the X220T. But for those interested in more information I'll be glad to provide it.
- Touch + Pen
- Pen only.
I got the touch+pen version, which works very well with some programs like Microsoft OneNote. An alternative is Windows Journal, but MS OneNote can do many more things and it handles touch+pen better.
The finger touch responsiveness is very good. There are also a few multi-touch gestures, which are the same as the X220T's. There are a few extras, which I might go into later on. Because of the responsiveness I think this will be a very good Windows 8 tablet.
The digitizer is the same as before. Features of the pen include: tips, a button and eraser. The eraser and the tip do offer pressure sensitivity (256 levels of pressure). You can tweak the settings of each element of the pen through the software. Hover and palm rejection are also the same as the X220T's.
If you are familiar with Wacom you know what to expect. Very good accuracy on most of the screen, and at the edges the accuracy is not as good.
The X220T was famous for customers complaining about the edge accuracy. The Samsung Series 7 Slate also had the edge accuracy issue, but not as dramatic. The X230T shows the same edge accuracy issues as the X220T and the Series 7 Slate. Of course the issue can be amplified by having bad calibration and by tilting the pen at a low angle.
The way you hold the digitizer is very important. When the pen is at a low angle the pointer will be "pushed away", which is the big problem. The solution is to keep the pen at a more "vertical" angle, which keeps the pointer closer to the pen's tip. Of course we have the tendency of changing the angle of the pen when we draw on the left, middle, and right sides of the screen (we are human). By having the pen at a consistent angle you can get very good results. I have demonstrated the behavior several times in the video.
Yes, Lenovo and Wacom could tell you about the digitizer angle through a disclaimer... but instead you had to come to this blog to find "the information". Which makes me think.... someone owes me money!!! hahahah ;)
How to calibrate:
- Press Win key.
- Type "tablet" and select "Pen Tablet Properties".
- Click "Calibrate" tab, then click "Calibrate" button.
- From here touch with the digitizer's ti) each of the crosses.
- Do keep a consistent pen angle.
- Once done click the "Ok" button.
Your X230T is now calibrated correctly. I hope that helps you, your buddies, your work place, your country, and the entire world.