And it was a huge success. While my colleagues were dealing with pages and pages of photocopies taped together and spilling off the sides of their stands, I had just my TC1100 with the Footime pedal on the floor near the base of the stand, and fast page turns that didn’t require my hands leaving the instrument. There is still some lag in the turn, probably due to the age of the tablet I’ve chosen for this performance, but it’s shorter than if you had a stand partner turning physical pages.
Yes, there is some glare on my screen, but there were windows directly behind me, something I won’t have to deal with in the concert. I was able to keep the screen at about 50% brightness, and still have good readability. My older, more worn battery will give me 3 hours under those conditions, and the newer one will give closer to 4.
Between the page turn lag, and the lag in starting new ink, I’m being tempted even more by the Asus slate. I could use the 2730p to get more speed and responsiveness, but I’m not sure I like the idea of added bulk, especially since it won’t make the readable page area bigger. I wish I had access to a Motion le1600 or 1700 to see if the 12” 4:3 screen would make much of a difference. But then, the battery life on those would require having the extended battery slice, and then we’re dealing with bulk again.