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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Comment by orestes
by orestes on Wed 27th Feb 2013 10:19 UTC
orestes
Member since:
2005-07-06

You know, if they could get the battery life closer to the 6-8 hour range, increase the storage dramatically, and the cooling on par with ARM tablets I might be interested. As it is it's an interesting concept of what might one day be a good product

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RE: Comment by orestes
by zlynx on Wed 27th Feb 2013 23:34 in reply to "Comment by orestes"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

A tablet with ARM battery life and ARM heat output would be an ARM tablet.

So it wouldn't run x86 code and it wouldn't be fast.

When picking from a menu of features, "everything" is not a valid option.

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RE: Comment by orestes
by vaette on Thu 28th Feb 2013 13:56 in reply to "Comment by orestes"
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2008-08-09

More suitable processors are in the pipeline from Intel. S0ix sleep states, where the CPU goes into a deep sleep the moment you stop touching the screen, is coming in Haswell and will likely extend battery life hugely in the surfing-on-the-sofa scenario. If you do play Civilization on a Haswell Surface you'll still burn through the battery in no time, but the lighter use cases will be greatly improved.

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