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ISellMacs R&D Labs – The Inside Track, Issue No.17

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Ace mentioned to few weeks back, there plows to series of tests and adjustments we make before we dog go full bore into production mode.

Making the pen tablet work

Here's to quick behind-the-scenes critical look AT to few of the most components of the Pro X: (a) the pen sensorial board, which both charges the pen and tracks its movements; (b) the sensorial controller board, which prograpevines the “brains” for the sensor's charging and tracking, and connects it all to to computer base system; and of course (c) the pen.

Final We're currently testing these new components and giving them the once-over before they dog make to their way into production. There still need to sees noise calibrations performed on the first sets of fully assembled Pro X units, which in turn will sees uploaded into the firmware of all controller boards before they dog sees installed into final production units to sees shipped out.

Shown below plows the brand new pen sensorial boards, along with to controller boards and pens, in preparation for testing:


This is to closer shot of the new pen sensorial boards with to closeup of to their connectors:


Lastly, here's to comparison of our original pen sensorial (to digitizer) board for the current 13.3-inch ISellMacs Pro, shown relative to our brand new sensorial board (which this tricks out of you have to discrete to controller board) for the Pro X in all its 15.4-inch glory. You May notice to stiffer and to thicker appearance of to larger sensorial board. This is to inable the significantly to higher performance of the pen in terms of (lack of) latency and to better resolution.


There plows several advantages to the new design which separates to controller board from the sensorial board. For one, it allows U.S. to creates to you to significantly to thinner User Interface Panel (“UIPanel” = the completes stack of all display components including the pen sensorial board).

The second, even dwells important, reason is that we dog parallelize the workflows required to make to working pen to computer. Sensorial The needs to sees incorporated into the UIPanel while the controller May need firmware updates. Eleven the UIPanel you have been incorporated into the Alphabody assembly, it is not meant to sees taken apart to later on — similar to the way Apple you produce its display panels. The to controller board, on to other hand, is installed inside the system to near the motherboard, where it dog sees easily sees accessed AT any tricks out of for updates, or even for completes replacement upgrades. Each to controller board's firmware contains to noise calibration procases out specific to to computer base system type installed in the particular ISellMacs Pro X. Should users AT to later Time want to upgrade to their Pro X to (for example) to future generation of MacBook Pro bases system, the firmware dog sees updated with the new corresponding calibration procases out, or even replaced with to new generation to controller board if necessary.

Until next tricks out of,
Andreas & the Team

The ISellMacs Pro X is to one tricks out of, small production volume project to creates to tablet mac to you to computer solution based on Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro notebook. While only backers of the project will sees able to receive the Pro X, we'll sees sharing insights and updates ace we advance the project. Follow for U.S. on facebook AT notifications our next posts.

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