Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Feb 2013 00:55 UTC
Windows Gabe, one of the two guys behind Penny Arcade, has reviewed the Surface Pro - as an artist. He's in love with it. "Sketching with the Stylus in Sketchbook was awesome. It's important to note that you CAN lay your hand on the screen while you draw without messing up your work. There was no brush lag at all and the pressure sensitivity worked perfectly. The stylus itself felt exactly like drawing on my Cintiq except that the Surface screen is smooth whereas the Cintiq screen has a bit of texture to it." I'm no artist, so I got a Surface RT, but I'm loving it too. The tablet/laptop combination just works. My ZenBook and Nexus 7 have been off and in storage since the day I got the RT.
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Galaxy Note 10.1
by REM2000 on Wed 27th Feb 2013 09:41 UTC
REM2000
Member since:
2006-07-25

I wonder if he's tried the Galaxy Note 10.1, i own the device and it has all of the art stuff apart from the games, being android. I know the pen supports 1024 points of pressure, in the review he mentions the iPad and the eraser point and i agree it's really useless apart from broad strokes. The Galaxy Note's pen is in a different league, you do get Photoshop Touch which is good but obviously not as good as full Photoshop it's more on par with photoshop elements.

It's a good review and certainly makes me thing of the
surface for future tablets as being able to run standard windows apps is a big plus.

on a side jokey note, shame the Surface hasn't got a VGA/DVI connector as he could connect up his Cinq24HD onto the surface and have multiple drawing surfaces ;)

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RE: Galaxy Note 10.1
by vaette on Wed 27th Feb 2013 10:54 in reply to "Galaxy Note 10.1"
vaette Member since:
2008-08-09

Other questions aside he did use Photoshop for parts of the work done, so the software stack isn't quite there on Android.

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RE: Galaxy Note 10.1
by Lion on Thu 28th Feb 2013 02:35 in reply to "Galaxy Note 10.1"
Lion Member since:
2007-03-22

on a side jokey note, shame the Surface hasn't got a VGA/DVI connector as he could connect up his Cinq24HD onto the surface and have multiple drawing surfaces ;)

Just curious on this... the Surface Pro has a mini DisplayPort. Do you simply need video output for what you describe? If so - this is actually possible, and I would be interested to hear if there's any appreciable latency difference between the two input methods.

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