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was watching the engadget review
http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/16/n...-on/#continued

and never really realized how much pressure was needed. is there a way to adjust the screen sensitivity through software?!
 
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Originally Posted by archzai View Post
was watching the engadget review
http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/16/n...-on/#continued

and never really realized how much pressure was needed. is there a way to adjust the screen sensitivity through software?!
But see here's the thing.. It doesn't need that much pressure.. at all!! What's happening there is that the reviewer is used to Capacitive screen (iPhone) and now he's trying to navigate in a resistive with like BARELY putting his finger on it.. and even when he puts his finger.. he's still doing it "capacitive style".. if you tilt your finger a little bit (have a bit of nail) it will respond a lot better and you don't need to put that MUCH pressure on the screen..
 

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i so hate, well, dislike that engadget preview
 
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Chris Ziegler was purposely trying to make it look hard, even though the dozens of reviews online show no such issue, and usually speak of exactly the opposite. In fact, look at the review from this morning. In the begiinning, the screen looks to work just fine. But as soon as he starts talking about capacitive vs. resistive, he starts having issues. Hmm...

Don't put all your trust in one review, especially from Chris, who's known for having agendas when doing reviews. Check at least 5-10 reviews from different people in various locales, and judge them collectively, not individually. Not every reviewer is an expert, reputable, or of the same technical expertise as you.
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I barely have to touch the screen on the n800 to have the input register, and that is with a screen protector.

I did play around briefly with the n900 at the NYC meetup, and did not really notice any issues with the touchscreen. I did not spend enough time to truly compare, but reputedly the n900 is supposed to be more responsive than the n800/n810. If that's the case, then I don't think there should be any worries about screen sensitivity. If you are used to a capacitive screen, that's probably another story though.
 

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That is pretty funny, earlier in the video he is barley pressing the display to swipe the home screens but then the minute he says it is resistive he starts pushing down on the screen like an idiot. Immediately after he is done talking about it he goes back to using it like a normal person. I haven't read one review that has said the screen is a problem. I'm not too worried about it.
 

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Originally Posted by ArmandHammer View Post
That is pretty funny, earlier in the video he is barley pressing the display to swipe the home screens but then the minute he says it is resistive he starts pushing down on the screen like an idiot. Immediately after he is done talking about it he goes back to using it like a normal person. I haven't read one review that has said the screen is a problem. I'm not too worried about it.
Every review I have read says it is super sensitive. If you watch other demo videos you can see the pressure when swiping etc is minimal. The engadget clown has been trumpeting the capacativeV resistive screen for ages now. I rarely read that site anymore as it has gone from being a tech site to a bunch of op-ed pieces
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ah okay thanks guys
in all the videos it seemed fine too, but it seemed like he was putting so much visible pressure on the screen, maybe he is trying to exaggerate.
 
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Originally Posted by ArmandHammer View Post
That is pretty funny, earlier in the video he is barley pressing the display to swipe the home screens but then the minute he says it is resistive he starts pushing down on the screen like an idiot. Immediately after he is done talking about it he goes back to using it like a normal person. I haven't read one review that has said the screen is a problem. I'm not too worried about it.
So I wasn't the only one that noticed, I see. I'm on a crusade to expose Chris Z, because he's become so agenda driven, he's ruining my favorite site. I love Chris, but he's not being reputable right now. Being a reviewer requires integrity he refuses to display right now.

I told him to just ask for a capacitive screen and stop acting like the resistive one is useless.
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have they pulled the video?

Edit: forget that it must be an Opera thing.

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