How pressure sensitive is the Asus Vivotab 8?

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  1. sunnydayz

    sunnydayz Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'm looking around for portable tablet pcs to buy so I can work on my art commissions anywhere. Is this a good tablet to draw on? I will be using paint tool sai. I'm worried about the size, but I also like it since it is small.
     
  2. Yoyo

    Yoyo Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I was hoping someone else would answer- I'm no artist. More like a scribbler.

    Pressure sensitivity and accuracy are decent, as they are on the Surface Pro 1, except within 1/2 inch of the edges of the screen. There both are inconsintent. The little bit of drawing I do, as well as note taking, I avoid the edges by scrolling.

    The biggest factor other than edge error is actually dependent on the stylus. I've used the factory 'twig', the Surface Pro 1's stylus, the EMR type Bamboo Feel stylus, and Fujitsu's compact, 2 button model.

    Pressure sensitivity is best with the Bamboo model and the factory twig; the Fujitsu and Surface styli have higher minimum pressures and feel less natural to use.

    I actually use the Fujitsu one because it has 2 buttons and an eraser. A more art oriented person would certainly prefer the Bamboo stylus.

    Use the search function to find comparisons for various styli. I remember several threads covering this rather extensively.

    Hope this is useful.
     
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  3. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    Not enough horse power under the hood to do more than just some quick sketching. ;)

    P.s.
    With your budget I would look for a used Surface Pro 2.
     
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    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Despite its aging Bay Trail Atom Core.....I always found the Asus Note 8 was quite capable from a performance perspective. It actually would run Photoshop CC 2014 pretty damn well, and both Manga Studio/ClipStudio Paint and Sketchbook ran perfect on it.

    The clincher though.....that 8-inch screen size.......while fantastic for portability......for me proved just too small to really do work on. I lied to myself for a while and took that thing everywhere with me telling myself I would draw and sketch on that thing everywhere because I could take it everywhere.....but I really never did that much art because of the tiny screen. I had the same issue with my Note 5 phone.....9.7/10.6 inch range is the smallest I can comfortably work on.....anything smaller is more novelty then functional. I have to agree with Azzart though....the larger 10.6 inch screen of the Surface Pro 2 makes it a more useful art machine.
     
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  5. sunnydayz

    sunnydayz Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Is the surface pro 2 fast enough to keep up with me working on full artwork on paint tool sai and photoshop and not just sketching?


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  6. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    It's an i5 faster than what I had with the i5 surface Pro 3: it won't do miracles but it would be a pretty solid machine where one could easily work on colouring a comic book page with no issues. (Aside from the obvious small screen size)
     
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