Surface Pro 2017

Posted on: June 21, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

What’s Good:


  • Full blown Windows computer for about the price of a Wacom Cintiq.
  • Runs any Windows drawing program and runs them well.
  • Fully portable and very easy to pick up and take with you
  • Stylus feels great, a good amount of drag on the pen tip
  • 6 to 7 hours of battery life (not the 13 MS claims but still good.)
  • Jitter on the pen has been almost completely eliminated
  • Pen has tilt support now

What’s Not:


  • If you aren’t familiar with Windows there is a learning curve and some frustration along with it.
  • The pen is sold separately and costs another $100 (keyboard cover also separate)
  • Stylus feels great, a good amount of drag on the pen tip

Specs


  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824
  • Pen Pressure: 4096 levels
  • Available with different processors, ram and hard drive capacity
  • Weight: 1.69 lbs (766g)
  • Battery life 6-7 hours (MS claims 13 if you turns all the settings down)

Surface Pro 4 Reviews

Posted on: March 22, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

What’s Good:


  • Full blown Windows computer for about the price of a Wacom Cintiq.
  • Runs any Windows drawing program and runs them well.
  • Fully portable with pretty good battery life
  • Stylus feels great, a good amount of drag on the pen tip

What’s Not:


  • If you aren’t familiar with Windows there is a learning curve and some frustration along with it.
  • There is some wobble on slower strokes
  • No tilt support on the pen
  • You’re going to want a keyboard and it’s sold separately

Specs


  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824
  • Pen Pressure: 2048 levels
  • Available with different processors, ram and hard drive capacity
  • Weight: 1.69 lbs (766g)
  • Battery life 4 to 5 hours

Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 16 Reviews

Posted on: March 21, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

What’s Good:


  • It’s a full blown Windows tablet so it can be your all in one art machine
  • The amount of space between the glass and the screen has been reduced and removed parallax almost completely
  • The Pen has great tilt support and the most levels of pressure sensitivity that you can buy
  • The etched glass screen feels great to draw on and shouldn’t wear out over time

What’s Not:


  • It’s pretty heavy. It is mobile but not as mobile as an iPad pro or Surface Pro
  • These are very expensive machines, you can get 90% of the features in tablets that cost half as much.
  • The battery doesn’t last as long as you want it to, if you need a full day charge you will need to bring the power adaptor with you.
  • It doesn’t come with a stand and you’re going to want one. I would recommend this one

Specs


  • Resolution: 3840px x 2160px
  • Pro Pen 2 with 8000 levels of pressure sensitivity
  • Screen has 94% Adobe RGB
  • Multi touch screen

Reviews I liked:


Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 13 Reviews

Posted on: March 21, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

What’s Good:


  • It’s a full blown Windows tablet so it can be your all in one art machine
  • The amount of space between the glass and the screen has been reduced and removed parallax almost completely
  • The Pen has great tilt support and the most levels of pressure sensitivity that you can buy
  • The etched glass screen feels great to draw on and shouldn’t wear out over time

What’s Not:


  • It’s pretty heavy. It is mobile but not as mobile as an iPad pro or Surface Pro
  • These are very expensive machines, you can get 90% of the features in tablets that cost half as much.
  • The battery doesn’t last as long as you want it to, if you need a full day charge you will need to bring the power adaptor with you.
  • It doesn’t come with a stand and you’re going to want one. I would recommend this one

Specs


  • Resolution: 2560px x 1440px
  • Pro Pen 2 with 8000 levels of pressure sensitivity
  • Screen has 87% Adobe RGB
  • Multi touch screen

Reviews I liked:


Surface Studio Reviews

Posted on: March 16, 2017 - by Brad Colbow

What’s Good:


  • A giant 28″ display running at 4500px x 3000px
  • The puck is a cool idea, should get better as more developers create apps for it.
  • The screen is totally adjustable and is very very easy to move up and down
  • Stylus feels great, a good amount of drag on the pen tip

What’s Not:


  • The specs on it aren’t screaming for the price, this is like getting a mid-tier laptop with a giant screen
  • There is some wobble on slower strokes

Specs


  • Resolution: 4500px x 3000px
  • Pen Pressure: 2048
  • Memory: 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB RAM
  • Rapid hybrid drive options: 64GB SSD with 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD with 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD with 2TB HDD
  • Processor: Quad-core 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7

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