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Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3 tablet- Will this save Microsoft's Surface brand?

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nitekrawler1285 said:
V-r0cK said:
Read the Surface Pro are great substitutes for a Wacom Cintiq so i'm very interested in this.


I have heard really bad things about the pen drivers in windows tablets.  I hope they resolved them but you might want to research that a bit incase they haven't.  

As it stands nothing is a substitute for a Cintiq.  The only reason the pens on the Samsungs Note aren't crap is  because they bought some of the Wacom.  Samsungs note offerings are still using the old stuff.   

Thanks for your concern, I've read about them as well and of course nothing compares to the Wacom and it's main purpose is for drawing.  Tho I read that MS worked closely with Adobe for the Surface Pro 3 so ill continue to keep an eye on this.  If reviews end up sour then i'll pass.

It would be really nice if MS did a promotion to give away a free Xbone with the purchase of one of these (or at least the higher models).



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LurkerJ said:

Don't be stupid.

MS themselves call it a tablet, yet I'm the stupid one.



superchunk said:
LurkerJ said:

Don't be stupid.

MS themselves call it a tablet, yet I'm the stupid one.

Indubitably.



superchunk said:
LurkerJ said:

Don't be stupid.

MS themselves call it a tablet, yet I'm the stupid one.

Can the surface replace your laptop or not? It can.

If anything, I'd rather have a surface pro and a nexus tablet than have a surface pro and a laptop. The latter combination is useless.

and ..... http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-announces-new-hardware/



Can it replace it? Sure, do I want it to replace it? No. I paid $300 for an Asus 15.6" laptop, with windows 8.1. Im not gonna replace it with something that is over twice the price and smaller.



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SvennoJ said:
Alby_da_Wolf said:
Too expensive and I really don't like the GUI. Yep, the latter point is subjective, but it's the subjective point of view of an awful lot of other users too. And what on earth is the purpose of a 2160x1440 resolution on a 12" display? Unnecessarily suck more battery life? Keeping the pixels indistinguishable even if the user watches the screen with a magnifying lens (probably needed to distinguish the characters if displayed at their default size in pixels on such screen)?

Maybe you can strap it to your head with something like this for HD VR :p


I use a 1080p 15.4" laptop, any smaller letters will be uncomfortable to read. 12" 1440p seems like a waste if you use it like a laptop.
It's too expensive anyway, my laptop was under $1000 with 2.4ghz i7, 16gb ram, 1tb hdd and GeForce GT 740m. Sure the battery life sucks for gaming, but how does the battery life on a much smaller tablet compare when taxing the hardware?

Probably many MS managers (including the ones that approved the first Zune) would find that cool and be genuinely surprised that everybody else doesn't. 

About res, well, in my old laptop, I bought it in 2008, the part that aged best is its 15.4" 1280x800 (16:10) antiglare display, it's comfortable and well readable. On smaller displays, 16:9 or even more stretched form factors aren't a good idea, and probably with that latest Surface, MS best idea is probably choosing a 3:2 screen, but then they botched overshooting the resolution.



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No idea - but I still think that ditching Courier Booklet for Surface was a bad move.



V-r0cK said:

Thanks for your concern, I've read about them as well and of course nothing compares to the Wacom and it's main purpose is for drawing.  Tho I read that MS worked closely with Adobe for the Surface Pro 3 so ill continue to keep an eye on this.  If reviews end up sour then i'll pass.

It would be really nice if MS did a promotion to give away a free Xbone with the purchase of one of these (or at least the higher models).


I hope they have improved too.  I was looking for a windows 8 tablet with a stylus last year and rather disappointed.  Maybe there will be a reason to retire my laptop this year.