Hi there! My name is Scott, I'm a digital artist and illustrator, and I wanted to make this post on these forums to help any and all others interested in using the Sony VAIO Duo 13 for art. I have put things in a question and answer format for easy reading. You can take a look at my art on ArtofScottHarris (Scott Harris) on deviantART. Please note that the below reflect my personal use, opinions and experiences with the Sony Vaio Duo 13. Can you create professional digital art on the Sony Duo 13? Absolutely! You can use this tablet in effectively the exact same way one might use a Cintiq Companion or T902. Wait, wait, wait... I heard the N-trig pen doesn't work on Adobe Photoshop! What art apps does it work with? First off, it would be more correct to say that it doesn't work on Photoshop... yet! Sony have officially stated that they are working with Adobe to have full N-Trig digitizer support in Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC in an upcoming update. The apps it does work with currently include: ArtRage, Sketchbook Pro, Freshpaint and Clip Studio Paint to name a few. As an artist I should add that Clip Studio Paint is a mind-blowingly amazing piece of software - it is effectively a "Photoshop for Illustrators and Artists", is just $50, and it's stroke technology will blow your mind. Take a look at CLIP STUDIO PAINT | CLIP STUDIO.NET. I highly, highly recommend it - not just for the Duo 13, but any tablet PC with a stylus. What about Corel Painter, does the N-Trig stylus work in that? Not yet, but I have strong reasons to believe it will work in Painter very soon. If you're an artist like me, then know that I understand the importance of Photoshop and Painter working effectively with the N-Trig stylus. That said, I mainly use Photoshop, and Clip Studio Paint is just too awesome for wrds as a Photoshop replacement (for an illustrator). It's not like I can't use all of Photoshops other features without the pressure sensitivity (for now), so it works great! Hey! I heard that the N-Trig stylus is inferior to competitors? What say you? Absolutely, completely not! Many agree that N-Trig has made leaps and bounds of improvement in their new stylus technology - Duo Sense 2. I can say as a person who has used multiple Intuos and Cintiq tablets that the DuoSense 2 Stylus and Digitizer system is on par with that technology, and in some instances it's better (particularly in terms of accuracy at screen edges.) The N-Trig and Cintiq stylus tech does indeed deal with pressure slightly differently, but in real-world use, you're unlikely to notice much difference when you're drawing and painting. On top of that, the ergonomics of the N-trig pen are great. Whaoh this is awesome! I'm just as surprised as you. I never thought I would see the day drawing on a PC was possible without wacom tech. So, back to the tablet, is it good? As a tablet PC in general, I'd advise you to check out on line reviews (there are plenty), but in terms of art, I couldn't be more pleased. It's a Windows 8 tablet, a full PC, a media consumption and creation device, and on top of that it's basically a "Portable Cintiq", is light, has a keyboard built in and is less expensive that a companion, with ridiculous battery life (I've managed more than 8 hours without power). Just so you know, I am using the Core i5 model with 4GB RAM, and this thing flies speedily in art apps. Ok, so I just want to check one more time. Can I really use this thing to create professional digital drawings and paintings, like concept art for films, games and other media? My definitive answer? Absolutely yes. Your days of saving for a Cintiq are over. The tablet PC market is about to explode, and personally I am waiting to buy a Sony VAIO flip 15, as my main portable drawing tablet and PC. I know I might get a lot of flack from Wacom lovers (or people who just bought a Companion) but times are changing, support for the Microsoft INK API is on a fast and steady increase, and frankly, it's about time. If you have questions, please do ask away.