Galaxy Book 12 or Surface Pro (2017) i5

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  1. manuelcalavera

    manuelcalavera Scribbler - Standard Member

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    One of my colleagues got a GB12 from the States and today I tested its note taking and it was really lovely.

    What I loved about it:
    -Screen
    -Pen design and note taking experience (It was noiseless. When SP3 pen touches the screen it sounds like two glass contacting each other, is nSP also same? I loved how GB12 pen worked like a brush on the screen > Very important for me)

    What I did not love:
    -Lack of regular USB 3
    -Ergonomics
    -It was hard to set the desired angle with the keyboard
     
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    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    The new Surface pro pen is clickety like a wacom cintiq pen.
     
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    manuelcalavera Scribbler - Standard Member

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    There's no pen tip to make it noiseless and brush-like?
     
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    If you can get to a place where you can lay hands on each of them to try them, that would be the best option. I tried the GB and didn't care for it at all... pretty much everything about it. I'm quite happy with the nSP. But there are folks on here that have the exact opposite experience. And then there is the situation with the nSP where some buyers have had several out of box defects. I didn't have that experience.
     
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    manuelcalavera Scribbler - Standard Member

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    You are definitely lucky.
     
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    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    The rubbery tip doesn't make noise, there's no tapping sound unlike a common plastic tip.
    The sound it makes is a sublte clacking of moving parts similar to that of an Intuos/Cintiq pen.
    Feeling on the glass is similar to that of the S-pen.
     
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    So it has a rubbery tip in nSP package or I should order one?
     
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    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    @manuelcalavera: the standard, only nib present in the box is rubbery. ;)
     
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    manuelcalavera Scribbler - Standard Member

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    So my friend is going to States this week and my main task is to ask her to buy a "convertible", well, tablet. And I am still sitting on the fence.

    These videos literally scare me:



     
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  10. convergent

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    The best thing you can do is try one. It seems that some people have this happen and some don't. In the last video it seems this person's skin in contact with the screen is causing a problem. I haven't run into that, so everyone's body might be different enough to create this situation. The other thing to look out for is any light bleed issues. Again, I haven't had an issue with it, but one guy on here said he went through 9 and then bought an HP which he returned for a screen problem as well.
     
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