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Re: Cintiq
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2014, 10:58:47 am »
Gah... how does one pull an auction item once it's started?

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Re: Cintiq
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2014, 11:04:49 am »
Everyone is allowed to cancel their auctions. But if there are bids on it and a Seller decides they don't want to sell it or whatever reason they have, the Seller still has to pay eBay their fees.
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Re: Cintiq
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2014, 12:36:47 pm »
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Unboxing & Review - Photoshop, Gaming, etc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlaqnH12wlM&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk&index=21


Yes, I'm still on the hunt for the perfect deal on eBay, but the other Buyers are making life difficult by paying essentially the same price for what they can get at a brick and mortar store like Best Buy or Staples. These are clearly new Buyers to eBay that don't understand the logistic of what it means to find a great deal. They get hung up on the dumb idea of "winning" and just end up over paying for stuff, just for the sake of outbidding everyone. Okay, with that little rant out of the way, I'm still looking at current / up to date reviews of Surface Pro 2 and this video in particular does the best job because he no only addressing the artistic side of the tablet, but he includes gaming as well. Also, bonus points for just being a well executed video presentation. There are tons of "Reviews" that I can't even finish do to the lack of knowledge on their part as well as a sh*tty presentation.
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Changed the name of the thread to Tablets and Handheld Devices (Formerly the Cintiq Thread) since this really isn't a Cintiq thread anymore, but a Tablet Thread.........
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I'm reeeeeeally hoping that when the "mini" ix announced on May 20 (Ten days from now), that this spurs a sell off from everyone so they can make room for the new stuff which is speculated to street in late June (next month). Not sure if that's gonna happen if they are literally the same product. One can only hope.
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In recent days, there have been reports that Microsoft will not only launch the Surface Mini on May 20, it will also unveil the Surface Pro 3. Some reports claim the tablet will ship with a 12-inch screen instead of the 10.6-inch display the company has used on its previous Surface and Surface Pro series. A new report has uncovered what we can expect the Surface Pro 3 to feature in terms of some of its specs and pricing details.

Windows Phone Central is reporting that Microsoft will make the Surface Pro 3 available in five different configurations with varying pricing:

i3-4GB RAM-64GB - $799
i5-4GB RAM-128GB - $999
i5-8GB RAM-256GB - $1299
i7-8GB RAM-256GB - $1549
i7-8GB RAM-512GB - $1949
The site also claims that Microsoft will announce redesigned Type covers for the Surface Mini and Surface Pro 3 to fit the new sized displays. The Type covers will be offered in four-color options, black, purple, cyan, and red. The red type covers are believed to be a Microsoft exclusive that will only be sold in the company's retail stores.


I don't know if this "leak" is legit. I would think that MS would be playing this very close to the vest and only a few people would have any kind of specs. With that said, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what the "12 inch" Surface Pro 3 has to offer. I like the idea of of a larger surface to draw and paint on. But it's what's under the hood that is going to make me want to buy it or decided to stick with SP2. If I do end up getting the SP3, it will probably be i5-8GB RAM-256GB - $1299 if that price point holds true.
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Surface Pro 3—The Tablet that Can Replace Your Laptop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t7rSZT_77E

Here it is.
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Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 event in under six minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r2ksSPjfi0&index=41&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk

All the highlights of the presentation here. I'm sold on it. I like!!
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Having had a 24 hours to dive in and review the specs with regards to Surface Pro 3. I'm out. Yep, I waited all this time and it looked like it was the dream hybrid that I had longed for. Everything was there. Except one crucial thing and that's the pen. I absolutely can't believe that MS would dump Wacom technology for the N-Trig. As an artist, everything starts and ends with the pen. It went from 1024 pressure sensitivity levels for the Wacom to a WHOPPING 256 levels for the N-Trig. This is just mind boggling that someone at MS thought this was okay. The ONLY reason why Surface Pro 2 had any kind of "foothold" in the market place was because of the early adopters from the Art World and it came down to Wacom. Unless there is announcement from MS that the SP3 will allow Wacom pens to be used with the device, I'm just gonna have to look elsewhere. I will however head to the MS Store and check the SP3 out for myself and see what can and can't be done with it. But I certainly won't be buying it anytime soon. What a shame. Disgusted is more like it. F*CK!
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Article about why it's time to kill the Surface.  Curious about your take on this, Chip.

Reading this, I notice I forgot what a lousy state the computer market is in right now, which sucks.  But also reading how terribly broken our software is on a practically molecular level, I wonder if we're on the verge of a computer renaissance since we now realize we need all this new stuff.

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Thanks for the link. Gonna read it now.

Hey Neumatic, do you know of any site that has a complete list of all (or at least a good chunk) of Drawing Tablets from cheapest to the most expensive? Mac and Windows based tablets that is? I'm really looking for alternatives here since SP3 dropped the ball big time. There are so many brands and models that I'd like to be able to go through them from a list and start narrowing down what is possible for me to get. I can't find any kind of list other than the 'Most expensive" brands which defeats the purpose of find the right one for me.
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Actually, I would like a list of that as well... Having a draw-y computer is on my list of "wants," a nice desktop computer to use as a workstation.

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Which Drawing Tablet To Buy for Beginners & Professional Artists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6UBIUC2JhI


I just found this on YouTube. Gonna watch it now and then come back and post my thoughts on any potential winners for me to look into. The video runs about 18 minutes. Not sure it's gonna hit everything out there. But it's a start. My criteria for what I will eventually get is that it has to be a Touch Tablet (that means on Bamboo or Intuos Graphite, which I got years ago and hated). The other criteria is that the tablet has to be able to run Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Painter, After Affects and Premiere, Art Rage. What really p*ssed me off about the SP3 Demo when they brought up the guy from Adobe to "show off" what it could do is that he didn't do sh*t. He thinks that using your fingers to pinch and expand the canvas and rotate is enough to sell me on it. When he "drew" on the tab, all he did was  scribble with no line weight. That guy should be shot.
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All these years later, I still find myself drooling in desire for a ModBook.  Basically, before tablets took off, a company took Macbooks and flipped the screen over and put a WACOM screen on top: the result being a tablet that runs Photoshop, Illustrator, whatever.  Still don't understand why we can't have that mainstream.

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Skip that video. It sucks. He spends too much time on pad tablets (what I DON'T want) and the rest of the time on the most expensive tablets (what I CAN'T afford). I did however find this wholesale link to LCD Tablets. There's about 40 of them on the page. I will spend time and go through each one. Immediately, the price point is very doable. Just a question of what the machine can do for me. Never heard of the Wholesale site. So, can't say much about them being a trusted vendor or not. But I'm just looking for a list that can get me started. This seems to be a step in the right direction.
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