So, the third line in the Microsoft Surface Pro line has finally been announced. And contrary to the rumors, It wasn't a mini version of the previous iterations.
It was actually something I thought was even better. A bigger one. Two inches, in fact.
Unfortunately, like all the other Surface Pro models, it's going to cost a pretty penny to acquire one of these beauties.
The new Surface Pro is bigger, faster, and better than ever. Notable features that really make me want one is the completely redesigned hinge that makes it completely adjustable at whatever angle you want.
Some people were quite a bit worried that the new Surface's pen wouldn't be as good as the one in the Surface Pro 1 and 2, but according tho the people who've used one, the downsides that it does have compared to the old ones are something I don't really care too much about.
Those downsides are the fact that the cursor trails a lot farther when hovering with the pen, and that the pen only has a 256 pressure sensitivity compared to the previous iterations that had a sensitivity of 1024 pressure levels.
The upside that makes that worth it however is that according to the people who've used the new Surface Pro, the pen writes EXACTLY where you press on the screen. NO RECALIBRATION NEEDED.
It's something that really bothers me with my first generation Surface Pro. That said, I really love my Surface Pro. I got it recently for about 400 bucks on eBay, and it's seriously an amazing piece of technology. The pen is AMAZING for taking notes at school.
I haven't really dedicated any time to drawing on the Surface Pro during the couple months that I've had it, but this weekend I actually decided to start drawing again after such a long time.
Drew a desert and a plant on my porch. :P
If you like drawing or really want an awesome way to take notes in class, I really suggest getting a Surface Pro. It's basically a full Windows 8 computer with both touch capabilities and pen support.
You can even play games on it. I got Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2 to run on it. It's awesome!