Sunday, April 19, 2015

ASUS PT201Q Video Review: A-CORD-ing to Bret, It's Not Bad

Yes, I'm opening this review with a "cord" pun, because let's face it, that's the most conspicuous feature of the ASUS PT201Q...that tethered stylus.  Given the forgettable Lexus sedan-style name, it's also the one thing you'll most certainly remember about it.
Let's get the big stuff out of the way first.  This is a product from a company not known for this type of hardware, it's got a proprietary tethered stylus, and a name only the US Military could love.
You should just stop reading now and ignore this hopeless imposter, right?
Not so fast.
This unit from ASUS is different, yes.  It has some quirks, definitely.  It is, however, worth a closer look, because for some of you, this might be all you need and quite a bit more than you'd expect.
Depending on the price at which you purchase it, the needs you have for your art, and your willingness to try a few small tweaks on the pen, I think this is more than just a base hit, it could be a home run.
Check out the video review for what I hope is a fairly comprehensive overview of its virtues and vices.
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Your video review convinced me to buy one of these monitors. Can you tell me if it is possible to purchase extra nibs for the stylus? I wasn't able to find them in the ASUS store and as my unit won't be delivered until Wednesday I cannot contact serial number yet.

Thanks for making the video. I saw it on Am looking forward to it.