Surface Book Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by DRTigerlilly, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. nnthemperor

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    Is it just me or did Tapatalk just kill their windows 10 app? Using the forums on the web is a pain.

    On a different note, I wish MS had stayed with Wacom and used their AES instead of Ntrig (I'm assuming these are more similar tech than EMR . Writing on the cheap HP8EN tablet feels smoother than the SP3 and now the SB.
     
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    If they did, mTalk is a pretty good alternative.
     
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    Thanks, will take a look, but nothing beats Tapatalk

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
     
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    mTalk does look quite decent. Thanks for the tip. Tapatalk can go shove their app where the sun don't shine

    Sent from mTalk
     
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    Ha, I'm happily Surface'ing, don't need to get any of the latest dstrauss'ing from him buying and then ranting about returning his newly bought SB slung on me when it crashes as he rushes to a meeting :D:p:D:p:D:p;)

    I kid of course, I hope it works out great!

    This time :p
     
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    We'll just have to agree to disagree. I don't think there is a NEED for touchscreens in laptops. As I said, in convertibles, it makes sense. In non-convertibles I find it of limited use. I most certainly have used a touchscreen non-convertible for significant period of time and the touchscreen was on the whole a bit of a waste. The touchpad was much better for selecting things, especially with small UI elements. Bigger UI elements are just a waste of screen real-estate when you have a good pointer method. It was also not very ergonomic; reaching up to touch the screen was a chore.


    As for being natural to directly interact with objects via touch, I most certainly do not agree. Yes, touch is a very useful sense, but we invented tools for numerous good reasons.

    Having used tablet PCs for a number of years now, I still have no inclination to touch most monitors.
     
  8. ships10

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    Yes very true...writing on HP8EN is FAR superior than on the ntrig surface devices.
     
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    Well ,firstly I have to disagree and then we can agree to disagree.
    lol.
    I find touch on the screens a great tool and option to speed up my work.
    We should be given that option. You can always turn yours off.
     
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    Why doesn't Microsoft just acquire Wacom and then solve the problem in one fell swoop? Microsoft has a market cap of $407 billion and Wacom only $1.8 billion. It would be a killer move in my opinion and make Apple look even more lame and irrelevant.
     
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