Ultrabook™ and Windows* 8

NUC serial driver

Good day,

I am looking for driver assistence on an Intel NUC DE3815TYBE board. Although not so much an Ultrabook question, I think the Atom E3800 CPU is being used in Ultrabooks as well, so perhaps someone has done some work on this.

The NUC board and E3800 CPU has an on-board UART. I am trying to find a driver that will present that UART as a traditional COM<x> port under Windows 8.1 x64. According to the Intel folks in the NUC hardware forum they do not offer such a driver, but I'm hoping one of you has.

Any help appreciated.

Rob

 

DELL XPS12 2In1 Ultrabook MousePad Bug

It is Windows 8.1 system. In desktop mode, when i used mouse moving cursor, sometimes it was acted like swipe touch screen on left edge and active an metro program. That is completely unexpected. This is a critical bug to me and unacceptable. It interrupted my normal workflow in desktop operation. It is a design flaw of Windows 8.1 for laptop with touch screen. Using mouse for edge swipe should be disabled in 2In1!

BTW The mouse pad of XPS12 needs to be retested for its user experience. The left button press is on left half side on just on the left corner? confused. 

 

Detecting a 2in1 convertable's state using C#

I thought I'd add this here since Intel already has great docs up on how to do this using C++.  I wanted to be able to detect the state change in a WPF application.  Fortunately it's not overly difficult but just technical enough that it might not be obvious.

Below is a copy/paste from my blog: http://www.themethodology.net/2014/05/detecting-2-in-1-state-using-wpf-c... 

 

Detecting a 2in1 convertable's state using C#

I thought I'd add this here since Intel already has great docs up on how to do this using C++.  I wanted to be able to detect the state change in a WPF application.  Fortunately it's not overly difficult but just technical enough that it might not be obvious.

Below is a copy/paste from my blog: http://www.themethodology.net/2014/05/detecting-2-in-1-state-using-wpf-c... 

 

UHD (4K HDMI)

My desktop has a SEIKI 39" 4K TV/Monitor attached via HDMI. I do not use this for games, just for gobs of desktop (e.g. so I can eliminate additional monitors). On the desktop it works great, except for an occasional 4-5 second black screen. Others have this problem, and this is background for my question below.

Upgrading SSD in Intel Haswell developer Ultrabook

I have to say that, other than occasional power management quirks, I love the Intel developer Ultrabook.  I'm migrating to it as my go-to laptop and rarely fire up my beloved Lenovo W500 any more.

But I filled the SSD up fast and need to upgrade.  So I got a Sandisk 256 GB SSD, hooked it up to an external drive adapter and set about migrating the existing SSD over to it.

What Ultrabook are you using for development?

Just curious if people are using Ultrabooks as their primary development machines.  If so, what make/model are you using and is there anything you like/dislike about it?

I've personally been coding almost exclusively on my 14" Ivy Bridge powered Ultrabook but I'm ready for an upgrade. I'm finding the 4gigs of ram a little limiting, but otherwise I love working on a machine with a touchscreen and all of the new sensors built in.

 I've got my eye on the HP Envy Touchsmart 14 with the QHD screen as a replacement.

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