Microsoft reportedly acquires firm behind Floor Professional three pen
Microsoft now owns N-trig, maker of the all-necessary pen included with Microsoft’s Floor Professional three, in response to Israeli monetary information website Calcalist (translation by Reuters). The deal is estimated at $200 million, and most of N-trig’s one hundred ninety staff will transition to Microsoft Israel as a part of a brand new analysis and improvement middle, the location says.
When Microsoft revealed the Floor Professional three in 2014, it careworn that the built-in digitizer was “not a stylus,” however moderately a digital interpretation of an ink-based mostly pen. In our assessment, we famous that in contrast with Wacom’s digitizer know-how, N-trig’s pen was “extra pure to carry” and felt “extra like dragging a pen throughout a pad of paper.” Many Engadget readers shared the sentiment, although some felt that the display’s strain sensitivity ruined any try at a very pen-like expertise. Perhaps that is one thing N-trig can work on at Microsoft.
N-trig additionally makes strain-delicate pens for corporations apart from Microsoft, and the report does not tackle whether or not this a part of its enterprise will proceed. Once we reached out, Microsoft provided no touch upon the report (regardless that we might settle for a hand-written digital letter as a response).
- Key specs
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- Sort Pill
- Type issue Slate
- Display measurement 12 inches
- System RAM four GB
- Most battery life As much as 9 hours
- Dimensions eleven.5 x 7.ninety three x zero.36 in
- Weight 1.seventy six lb
- Launched 2014-05-21