Make notes on the tablet was never comfortable, even after all the improvements, styluses, and cross-platform applications. The biggest problem of digital notes that they require manual input by means of the touch panel. Touch input enables you to make a dozen reminders, and by the end of the week you’ve forgotten, for which a particular item, a web-site address, or what have you?
It is for these reasons that I apathetically stared at the release of the latest tablet HP, based on the stylus, HP Envy Note 8. Review of the tablet more …
HP Envy Note 8: Standard Features
Most indicators of the new HP Envy Note 8 indicates mediocrity 8-inch tablet. Made with a plastic frame and a display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, it is not a premium, as some competing tablets.
Aluminum Dell Venue 8, 7000, for example, comes to the market with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, which makes the resolution HP Envy Note 8 out of fashion. On the other hand, a high-quality supplement that can save Envy Note 8 becomes Corning Gorilla Glass III.
Inside, the new tablet HP Envy Note 8 was not empty. The tablet comes with a processor with 1.44 Hz Intel Atom Z8300 x5, supported by 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. In the role of the posterior chamber plate HP uses a 5-megapixel sensor and front camera shows a 2-megapixel sensor.
All told, the tablet HP Envy Note 8 does not seem lagging or disadvantageous offer. You will hardly notice that it is made of plastic because the outer shell seems very solid. Weighing in at 362 grams and a thickness of 7.7 mm, the impression that you almost nothing in your hands.
HP Envy Note 8: Keyboard Cover Kooky
And while HP Envy Note 8 lacks the feeling of premium quality, the solid and all-aluminum keyboard is a lot more than you might expect. The keyboard itself is larger than the plate and, seemingly, it means that it is designed for the 10-inch tablet instead of an 8-inch device. Cover Keyboard disproportionately high compared with the tablet, I even thought that it folds in half for easy storage.
In use, it looks like you’re using the keyboard dock designed for the hybrid laptop. In fact, the tablet is not securely fastened to the periphery, rather it just sits in the recess large enough to hold the device.
Despite all its strangeness, Keyboard Cover becomes the excellent peripheral device, made of aluminum. Typing on the keyboard feels better than some smaller notebooks from HP, including Pavilion x2, thanks to its full-sized keys and affordable course of keys. There is also a decent sized trackpad 9.8 x 34.8 mm.
Since the accessory is marked by the manufacturer as the cover-keyboard (Keyboard Folio), do you think that it is added to the plate, but it is not. Instead, use a cloth stretching accessory directly on the keyboard. When using the keyboard, it can expand by 360 degrees to be used as a stabilizing base.
That the countries of the metal plate is attached to the bottom of the keyboard. In general, in combination, they resemble a spaceship, the keyboard does not seem like a thoughtful accessory.
HP Envy Note 8: Recycled stylus
And although I’m not entirely happy with the strange keyboard accessory that HP has made software for the stylus, it is a revelation. When you touch the screen with the stylus, hold the side button to open the radial menu, which allows you to get quick access to your shortcuts. Options include camera functions cut / copy / paste, and, of course, be sure to note are available in this menu.
Choose the latter option, a window opens HP Notes, which will immediately disappear when you’re done with it. After that, the results are sent to HP Notes Hub, which organizes all your notes. The most amazing thing is that, along with notes, HP Envy Note 8 can automatically record what you were doing at the time, looked at whether the video YouTube, web-site, or working in the document.
It would seem that everything is simple, a slight improvement, but it will save headaches and annoying process of recording everything you did during the note. Even better, the app HP Note also imports all the necessary information from OneNote and Evernote.
Digital Pen HP is working quite well, but it does not seem quite accurate, as the iPad Pro Pencil (stylus). Apple put the stylus on the development of additional engineering time, moreover, the Cupertino-based company uses the smallest possible gap between the panels of the screen.
HP Envy Note 8: Preliminary Verdict
Junior HP Envy Note 8, certainly not a competitor to iPad, it also offers premium quality at the level of large plates as Google Pixel C. We do not like too disproportionate a keyboard, even if it offers a really solid experience set. Personally I would not buy a tablet, complete with keyboard and stylus for $ 429.
Instead, you can pick up the HP Envy Note 8 of the store with a pen for $ 329. Given the low price tag and amazing opportunities for taking notes, the new HP tablet becomes a good investment if you experience similar needs.