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Chiprocks1

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F*ck! I'm both jealous and frustrated at the same time tonight. So, the SP3 officially launched today and I have been subjecting myself to reading comments and forum postings from EVERYONE going on and on about how awesome their new toy is (this is where my jealousy is kicking in). But I am reading in the hopes that I can get some usable reviews, however small they may be, regarding Art Programs and gaming. But no one has posted anything of the sort (this is where my frustration is kicking in). I just want to hear that everything I need it to do, works flawlessly, so that I can pick up one for myself.
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Let's see what you think of this, the Adobe Ink and Slide.

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I've never heard of that until just now. I don't have an iPad, but this does look very cool and the price point is damn cheap. The article mentions that it's integrated with iPad apps. So, where can I try this out at? It's an Adobe product, but I can't see them selling a competitor's product in an Apple Store.
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I don't know... as it stands it's not enough yet, it's not professional level, I think it's more of a first step, they'll let the users and time figure out how to make it better.

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For obvious reasons, I've been hitting YouTube looking for reviews of the SP3 and specific programs that I use. None have been made yet. But the one annoying thing that I hate is Unboxing videos, which is all that anyone is putting up right now. Seriously, why the f*ck does EVERYONE think to do this? Ooooohhhh. Lookie me pull this out of the box! Oooooooooooooooohhhhhh, lookie me show you the front side of the tablet! Ooooooohhhhh, lookie me show off the kickstand! Seriously, f*ck off with your unboxing videos! They are completely worthless, useless and unnecessary!

UGH!
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You tell 'em Chip. I agree.

It's just another one of those things... Look at me. "This s hit is important. I'm sure it is. It has to be. Every little thing I do should not only documented, but others need to see this too."
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So, I have been tracking the Bugs/Defect thread over at Windows Phone Central regarding the SP3. Naturally, it's expected there are bound to be a few hiccups along the way given that the product is getting real-world use and not some controlled environment at the lab. The one BIG thing that seems to be cropping up with most users is the overheating issues. Some say that just web browsing will cause the tablet to overheat, which is pretty pathetic. Heat ranges from lukewarm to insanely hot that you can't hold it in your hands anymore. A lot of people are complaining that even simple task (like browsing) is enough to overheat to the point that the SP3 will shut down and turn off.

Another issue that seems to be prevalent is battery life. Most are claiming that when the tablet is in Sleep Mode that the battery drain is as excessive as 50%-75%. Not cool. This is why I NEVER buy any new electronic device on the roll-out date. Why anyone else continues to fork over their hard-earned cash for a product that hasn't worked out any of the bugs is mind boggling. The heat issue is a big concern of mine given how much I plan on working with the tablet. I wonder how they can fix this problem. Would a Firmware fix this? I'm guessing that for something like this is going to require a Factory Refresh. It sucks that I'm having to worry about this kind of sh*t instead of whether or not the programs I use will work. Ack!!
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Yea, I typically don't buy first run products either. Let the other suckers, er people be the guinea pigs
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I've been waiting patiently for MobileTechReview to come out with their video. They've always done a good job in picking every important thing apart and this one is no exception. They even show off 3 Programs that I use (ArtRage, Photoshop and Corel Painter). Unfortunately, Painter is kind of hit or miss until they can come out with better WinTab drivers. But what I've seen in this video, including Manga Studio does leave me feeling more confident about picking up a SP3 for myself. Just have to wait and see what is done about the overheating issues. Jump to the 18:17 minute mark for the program demonstrations if you're interested.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2014, 05:08:04 pm by Chiprocks1 »
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Laptop and Tablet Pen Primer: Wacom, N-Trig, Synaptics and Capacitive Pens Explained and Compared

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7hBTyGOjgs&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk&index=11

Really cool that Lisa did a video showing all the go-to drawing tablets for 2014. Would have been better had she showed off some of the different art programs to see how the drivers work. Beggars can't be choosers. A must-watch video for those looking to get their own digital sketchbook.
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Well, I'm really cheesed that Apple has killed the iPod Classic.  I mean, I love mine!  I don't want to pick a couple songs off iTunes that I have on me, I like having all my music organized and available to me at a moment's notice when I'm out on a walk, or doing work around the house, or in the car.  It's not like the iPhone has ANYTHING comparable in hard drive size, they don't go beyond what... 32 gigs?  And that's expensive.  AND the giant touchscreen saps so much power.

And is there really anywhere else that makes comparable MP3 players?  I haven't heard of any.  I just checked the Walkman out and it's 8 gigs.  Screw that.

I guess I'd better buy a Classic or two if I see one while I can, insure myself for the day when my current (and relatively old) iPod goes kaput.

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Was there an announcement today that they are discontinuing the iPod Classic? Did they give a legitimate reason why if they did?
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I think it's because more people are buying the smaller ones, the shuffles, etc, and using spotify and stuff like that on their phones.  Screw those people.  Just like the laptop can't entirely replace the desktop computer, nanos and phones can't replace the iPod.

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You mentioned that you have hearing issues. Just curious as to how loud the iPod can get. My hearing isn't what it use to be, especially with the amount of concerts I've attended over the years, not to mention 12 hour jam sessions on the guitar. It takes its toll. So, does the volume make up for any hearing problems?
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I've had people around me tell me to turn it down while wearing BOSE noise-cancelling headphones.  Trust me, the iPod is plenty loud.  AND you can amp up the volume even more in iTunes.

What do you use to listen to music currently?

 

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