Microsoft Surface

Posted by LAR Games on May 26, 2014, 2:15 p.m.

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!

Comments

LAR Games 10 years, 1 month ago

I've always loved the design aspect of apple products. It's just the closed nature and the price of the them that really keep me away.

Alert Games 10 years, 1 month ago

I remember when the surface just came out. I was impressed on how much more capable and professional looking it was compared to the ipad at the time, and really still is by far. But I would have bought an ipad just because I would use it more for music and basic things rather than it being closer to a desktop. I ended up buying a laptop, but I am happy with my purchase.

I think the winners of the touch-screen generation of computers are the Yoga laptop/tablet, the Surface, the iPad, and the Kindle. Each for their own purposes.

I like the concept of the surface, but my needs were more towards a decent performance laptop so i decided against it at the time. it sounds like the new version is probably much more useful now.

LAR Games 10 years, 1 month ago

Finally got a bit of motivation to draw something a little more substantial:

Acid 10 years, 1 month ago

That's really cool, LAR.

If I'm going to be honest, I didn't know you could draw that well. Keep it up, and keep honing your skills!

LAR Games 10 years, 1 month ago

Yeah, that's understandable. I haven't made any art in such a long time that everyone pretty much forgot I knew how.

Including me.

I just hope I experience another spark of motivation to do it again…

I quite like it.

LAR Games 10 years, 1 month ago

Made something new:

:D