Dell teases Surface Studio and Dial clone

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  1. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Just prior to the start of the AdobeMAX keynote, Dell ran an ad for a new product with the tagline: "Welcome to your new workspace. Coming soon."

    It appears to be a penabled Surface Studio clone with its own variation of the Surface Dial.

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    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    And so begins the age Wacom has always feared.....20+ inched Penabled screened desktops becoming the in-product of the time. For Dell to follow Microsoft so quickly....I'm sure the other ODMs are going to start to follow suit.

    Now for this Dell product......the multi million dollar question.....Wacom AES.....or Synaptics?
     
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    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    And it appears to work in Cintiq mode.

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    thatcomicsguy Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    That pen looks like a design I've not seen before. It has an eraser.

    It's probably using the USI system. That's a bold splash to make! -Going from zero to Alt-Cintiq in their first product line.
     
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    Damn keep em coming!
     
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    It also suggests some low-level industrial espionage.

    "Our man in Redmond (the mail room) says they're building an AIO you can draw on, sir. Big screen you can fold down like a drafting board. And there's this new dial which looks like it might be something..."

    "What?? A drafting board? They're sizing up! Going bigger! Damn them! We're going to get left behind! $%&* -Well, do we have anything in development?"

    "Um... Well, no sir. We're Dell. We don't innovate. We copy faster and better, allowing our competitors to absorb the development costs. Your words, sir."

    "Yes, yes. Our prime directive."

    "It's engraved on the wall in the executive cafeteria, sir."

    "Damn right, it is! Though, I believe it's 'Dell; Keeping a thumb on the pulse of popular trends! -But only the good ones.'"

    "Yes sir."

    "Well, what do you have for me?"

    "We've been anticipating something like this sir, and we've been investing in a small group of stylus people..,"

    "Investing? What?"

    "It's a small commitment."

    "How small?"

    "Barely noticeable. Just a blip in the cost structure. We spend more on the coffee station annually, sir."

    "Okay. Go on."

    "We're part of that new USI group... There's a pen now we can use to compete with Microsoft and Wacom. It should be able to do the same job. Or even better..."

    "Really? Who the hell is Wacom?"

    "Um.., they're-"

    "Nevermind. Take on Microsoft, you say? Ah ha! I like the sound of that! Well what are you all standing around for? Move! Move! We copy better and FASTER! -Hold on.., What was that about a dial?"

    "Um.., well, it's this... dial, sir. You put it on the screen and it ... turns. Like a dial."

    "What.., like buttons? We already do buttons. A dial? People want to turn things now? Is that the popular trend? Is it a good one? Reliable? People paying for it?"

    "We don't know. Nobody's done it before. It's a Microsoft idea."

    "Microsoft. Bah!"

    "You put it ON the screen. It's BlueTooth, sir. You can program it."

    "Whatever. Make it happen! Just don't let me catch you boys innovating! Investing in innovation is for chumps!"

    "Yes sir."

    "Are we Chumps?"

    "No sir. We're Dell."
     
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    I confess I would have a bit of fear investing in a Dell device with their tendency of forgetting their devices after a little time...

    Like:
    A-Sir: there's this customer who bought what looks like a drawing station from us, he needs aassistance
    B- wait,we sell drawing stations??
    A- no clue sir, can't find any in our listing
     
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    Here's the full video.

     
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    I'm 95% certain it's actually using Wacom EMR.....that pen....is the exact pen that comes Samsung Series 7 Slate.....the backend eraser, the nib, the side switch design.....I have no doubt it's EMR.....that is definitely not ES tech or anything from USI.

    In fact it's probably using the digitizer panels Wacom made for their DTU line of pen displays.
     
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