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#71
I finally cracked and bought a second tablet as a backup.

TBH, although my Colorfly has given valiant service over the last couple of years, I have suffered from poor mechanical components - namely the micro USB ports, I've also had an occasional problem with the touch screen not responding, although turning the screen off and on again clears this.

More importantly, getting someone to actually service this item has proved impossible. Amazon passed me to their supplier (in China) who was very polite but declined to do anything - in spite of the fact I offered to pay for a service - and their German representative was even less than useless. Essentially, I was being told "It's old and not worth fixing, buy another one". Personally, I don't consider an item, which cost me 350 euros, as 'old' when it's only been in production for a couple of years, so I was less than amused by all this. Even so, despite its little foibles, it has served me well and is still working well enough to continue using.

All that said and as I said in an earlier post, I don't like having all my eggs in the one (potentially unreliable) basket, so I bought another tablet. I settled on a Samsung SM P900 - 12.2" screen. It's pretty damn good and I think this will become my 'go-to' device and the Colorfly will become the backup.

What I like;

Almost everything. good graphics, light for its size, decent build quality, large memory. Most importantly, purchased from manufacturer with a good reputation, through a local shop that I know will bend over backwards if I am unfortunate enough to have a problem.

What I don't like;

Not much. At first, I was a little confused by Samsung's GUI - so different from anything on my other tablets (there are three more in this household) which are all stock Android and it took me a while to work my way around it. There's the usual load of manufacturer installed apps, most of which I will never use, but can't get rid of (I'm working on that, but at least it has the power and storage space for these not to get in the way). At 500 euros, it's also not cheap, but you do get what you pay for in this world.

My only real gripe is the layout of the various ports. The designers obviously thought that it would be used in landscape mode, but it's quite likely that most MS users will run in portrait. There are ports on both short sides, if you put it on a normal music stand (as I do) you cover up the USB/Charging port, SD card port and the S-pen holder. The other way up, the headphone port is covered. I use the audio out in rehearsals and I imagine I will also use the S-pen (once I find out how to use it) - which way round do I place the tablet? Gigs are not a problem as I wouldn't be using either.
Graeme

1: Samsung 12.2" SM-P900: Android 5.0.2 
2: eSTAR GRAND HD Quad-Core 4G 10.2": Android 5.1 
3: Home-built BT pedal

Some of my music here
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#72
I'm with you Graeme... Saturday afternoon I wanted practice and got out my Hannspree. At first it kept hanging, and when I turned it off, it wouldn't come back one. I tried a few times, then realized I should push the little reset button. Took a few minutes to come back and it's been working fine ever since, but I decided I better get a backup quick, so I ordered another Hannspree 13.3" from Amazon for $219 US. I have to say, it's been very good for my music with MobileSheets.
Chuwi 13.5 inch, Windows 10
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#73
Graeme:
Drill a 1/2" or so hole in the bottom lip of the stand, then you can use the headser from the bottom. Smile

I just got a new note pro 12.2. It's supposedtobe here on May 5. I've been checing out various cover options.
Dell Latitude 13.5" 2-in-1 Win 10
Samsung Note Pro SM-P900 12.2 Android 5.0.2
Asus TF700T, os = CROMi-kk_R1 KitKat-4.4.4r2-CM11-US DEODEX, Based on Android 4.4.4
Nook HD+ OEM
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#74
(04-29-2015, 01:08 PM)Skip Wrote: Drill a 1/2" or so hole in the bottom lip of the stand, then you can use the headser from the bottom. Smile

Well done - the simple solutions are usually the best and quite honestly, that idea had never occurred to me Smile .

I was thinking about building some sort of support on the stand, such that the tablet did not sit flush on the bottom ledge and which would allow me to stick a jack plug into the audio out . Your idea is way better and easier.
Graeme

1: Samsung 12.2" SM-P900: Android 5.0.2 
2: eSTAR GRAND HD Quad-Core 4G 10.2": Android 5.1 
3: Home-built BT pedal

Some of my music here
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#75
- drill a hole in the music stand -
... perfect, brilliant.
The only suggestion I'd add, FWIW, would be to clamp a little spring clamp on either side of the tablet to restrain side-to-side movement (in case the stand is bumped, etc etc). The goal being to minimize side forces on that plug going into the headset jack, cuz those jacks are typically a weak point/failure point in phones + tablets. They're mostly soldered right into the motherboard inside, and those solder joints and the board itself tend to crack over time, with anything but the most gentle handling.
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#76
Solved the problem of the tablet moving about ages ago. My simple solution here - http://zubersoft.com/mobilesheets/forum/...p?tid=1672
Graeme

1: Samsung 12.2" SM-P900: Android 5.0.2 
2: eSTAR GRAND HD Quad-Core 4G 10.2": Android 5.1 
3: Home-built BT pedal

Some of my music here
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