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Microsoft Opens Pre-Orders For 1TB Surface Book, Ships Late January



Good Lord!!!! As much as I want to get a 1 TB Surface Book, there is no way in hell I'm spending $3199 for one. The price is ridiculous. This is a non-starter for me. I'll stick to one of their "cheaper" models. Unfortunately, the first wave have all been sold out. The other thing of note is that all the pre-orders for those that got one will have to wait up to 8 weeks after the proposed October 26 release day. So, for those that are expecting to get their shiny new toy in little over a week are going to be super p*ssed.
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Comic book artist Dan Parent test-drives the Surface Book

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAWbEpGlpYU


CNET dropped the ball here with this "test". For starters, why use One Note to draw on? That's not a drawing app and will not do the test justice. Also, who draws like that? Why was he afraid to rest his hand against the screen? There is palm rejection, which I tested out at the store and it's good. Also, I find it humorous that everyone always uses the same "it's not wacom". No sh*t. With that said, it's still fun to see people doing art on the Surface Book. Looking forward to getting mine and yes, I'll do my own video test and post here.
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Microsoft Surface Book Hit With Early Problems Already

This is why I NEVER buy any electronic product on release day. I'm glad I stayed firmed. It's a bummer people are having so many problems with their new Surface Books. Sigh. I haven't heard anything bad with the Surface Pro 4 though, which is a good thing of course.
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The Wall Stree tJournal's review of the iPad Pro... they really love the stylus.  Better and more natural than using the Surface AND Wacom, apparently.  I'll be interested to try that.

The review is part of Digg's roundup of iPad Pro reviews.  Definitely confirming what I knew and what a lot of people apparently couldn't wrap their heads around: it's for POWER users.  Hence, you know, the name PRO.

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With the disaster that is the Surface Book (too many people with too many issues forcing them to returning it for a full refund), I will be checking out the iPad Pro for myself. Gonna try and hit the Apple Store some time this week or next. Very disappointed with what became of the Surface Book. Sigh.
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I know you are, dude, and as much of an Apple fan as I am, it does suck that you couldn't get what you wanted.

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I just checked out a couple of Review videos on YouTube for the iPad Pro and I don't think it's for me. That "kickstand" is awful and would be a bone of contention for me. I will still go check it out as I want to see what their pen feels like as well as the other features. But that keyboard thingy is just something I don't want to deal with and it looks like it was an afterthought which is sad to see given how great the Surface Keyboard has been and something Apple should have been aiming to match. F*ck, why did Microsoft have to deliver such a f*cked up product, one that should be lauded and not ridiculed. Hey, there is still the Surface Pro 4 which doesn't seem to have the same problems. I see myself running between the Apple Store and the Microsoft Store for an hour. Yes, the mall that I go to literally has them 10 seconds from each other. You walk out of one store, walk 10 seconds to the other.
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It's the first iPad Pro too, I figure plenty of your issues will be addressed when the second version comes out (you don't buy the first release of things anyway, right?)

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(you don't buy the first release of things anyway, right?)

Never. I can wait for a second generation. Besides, I still have my Surface 3 to keep me company and hopefully in the time it takes for the 2nd Gen iPad Pro to come out, maybe the problems plaguing the Surface Book will have been fixed. I have to imagine that the factory refresh will be worlds better than what's on the store shelves right now. Last night I read a post by a customer that took his Surface Book back to the Microsoft Store for his full refund and the guy working there ask him why he was returning it. The customer goes to one of the display models and pulls up one of the programs he was using and promptly crashes the display model. He then goes to the next display model and does the same thing....and then the next. He said that all the employees were freaking out when this happened. It's sh*t like this that shouldn't be happening to a company and product that's suppose to be the industry leader.
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iPad pro and apple pencil and procreate sketch test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxgJCerVH8w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mbzrlYcLNU

You can just tell how good the pencil is for the iPad Pro without even having to try it out personally.
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That is pretty amazing.  Kinda glad I don't have the scratch to blow on something like that, I don't want to face the possibility of not drawing on pencil and paper anymore.  I'll leave that up to future me to figure out.

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Drawing on the Surface Pro 4: Full Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TZm6SaoZuc&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk&index=16

I follow this guy on YouTube so I was very much looking forward to his review. With everything that has happened with the Surface Book, it looks like SP4 is the way to go as there isn't a whole lot of difference between the two, minus the problems that SB has. Very encouraged to hear that he likes the SP4 for art and that it's a big step up from the Surface Pro 3 line.
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I've been reading a lot of reviews for the iPad Pro and overwhelmingly, it's being ripped to shreds as inferior to the Surface Pro line.
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I played with the iPad Pro today... loved it.  It really felt like I was using my own pen, I didn't have much range because the thing was tethered to the table but I managed to do a rather intricate drawing of the mall interior through the window and I couldn't have done it better if I had done it on paper and ink.  Although instead of just leaving it, I showed it to some of the people that worked there and they loved it, and wanted to save it... of course, the demo version of the app doesn't let you do that, so we wound up accidentally deleting it immediately.

But I later tried an app on the Surface Pro... ugh, it barely responded to the touch of the pen on the screen.

 

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