08-03-2016 06:37 AM
If any of you still own this tablet sell it. I had two of them one had the firmware issue with touch lag the other had wifi issues. It has been 8 months since we identified the touch screen lag issues and tried to bug HP to fix it and they have yet to fix it.
HP has abandoned this product and will not fix it and being stuck on 1.07 forever is going to hinder the tablet's ability to ever get new features or be more compatible with Win 10, their are fixes in later firmware for Win 10 specific issues.
This tablet is only good on paper in real life it is a complete disaster. i would advise you to sell the tablet on Ebay get whaever money you can for it and buy a Surface 3. Even though the Surface 3 is alot bigger it is still light and has given me no issues since owning it for the last 6 months. I returned 2 HP 608's and these tablets are a complete and utter disaster.
Handiest, thanks For the adviseI [ have decided to keep it HP just replaced the pen and the new one works like a charm, I'm actually writing this with the pen' I'm on 1.06, running w10 anniversary. Issues I have are the screen stops working after a few hours, crappy resolution with the Lumia type c adapter tot all that I need was A little tablet for taking notes and now it works great.I do have q Surface 3 as well
08-03-2016 03:02 PM
The tablet sits next to my bed and I use it pretty much as an ebook reader. It's useless for anything else.
08-03-2016 06:08 PM
I quite agree with the comment that there is no viable 8 inch tablet on the market. (I spend quite some time looking for one, and this 608 is the machine, until I read this forum)
This is the only machine that comes with a suitable keyboard, attached securely with a Pen that also is small enough to fit in a suit pocket.
I saw a few comments that it is an "abandoned" product, interestingly, we are only just getting them in Australia, means that no one will get a good experience.
It could have been good... So much potential, so much promise... It's a hard thing that they are trying to achieve I guess.
08-23-2016 06:16 PM - edited 09-07-2016 02:11 AM
While the BIOS upgrade itself was a somewhat horrible experience (as almost everything related to this malicious device: I had to forcefully reboot the tablet twice during it's attempt in upgrading the BIOS as it had problems continuing the upgrade process after me having entered my BIOS password), it appers to have fixed this terrible touch screen lags.
I have another 608 G1 at hand and will upgrade that one later during the day after having more thouroughly tested the now upgraded device.
EDIT: I've just upgrded the 2nd 608G1.
This time, before doing so, I removed the BIOS password - and the upgrade went trough without a hitch. And I can confirm, that on this 2nd tablet, too, the touch lag is appears to be a thing of the past. Funny that HP didn't mention dealing with this issue in the documentation for the BIOS (alas, they have never officially acknowledged the problem).
Regarding the Atmel firmware flagged with a yellow bang in Device Manager: I don't have that issue on my two 608G1s.
EDIT2 (20160907): The touch lag is back on one of the two 608G1s currently in use. I had a complete system freeze (I'm running Windows Insider Previews on these tablets) and was forced to do a hard reset. Since then, that terrible touch lag is back. These 608G1s are frustratingly temperamental ...
08-23-2016 08:08 PM
My Atmel firmware still shows the yellow exclamation despite a reinstallation. I am on Anniversary Update which has significantly improved battery life when the screen is off so at least that's a positive.
08-24-2016 08:17 AM
I updated the BIOS to 1.12 and verified that it is indeed installed by checking the BIOS version number in the BIOS itself. I still have the lag; it is unchanged, it is not fixed.
To dd-drahnier: The lag we all speak of can be tested this way: Open an app that needs to be scrolled, such as a web page in your browser of choice. Now if you wait several seconds without touching the screen, go ahead and now, using your finger, attempt to 'flick' the screen up or down. It should behave like scrolling a web page on your Android or Apple phone/tablet.
The behavior that we have is that the web page on the 608 does NOT move initially, but then jumps. After this initial lag, things will work normally unless you stop touching the screen for 3 to 5 seconds, then it is as if the digitizer goes to sleep and wakes up again the next time you touch it, and the lag repeats.
This behavior is not fixed.
08-24-2016 03:58 PM
I've edited my original post on the subject. In sort: I have now two 608G1s with proper touch response.
Hi mate, what kind of screen lag did u have before the BIOS upgrade?