Surface Go

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  1. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Well since screens are my thing and technical specialty too, the screen on the go is good but not great.
    It's pretty accurate color wise , but is mediocre in dynamic range and black levels and has poor pixel response speed (which means not great for gaming).

    So that being said,
    1. The screen on your Lenovo is superb, by all the criteria I just mentioned so it will look better than the go.
    2. The fall creators update (1809) has a much improved calibration tool built in. Its in display/advanced settings/advanced. You are still doing it by eyeball, but if you do it under relatively neutral light you can get the go screen more than accurate enough for anything but pro use. Also note that calibrated it will not be as bright as it is out of the box, but for me that's a worthwhile tradeoff
     
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  2. djas

    djas Graffiti User

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    That's why I asked work for the Galaxy Book2 instead of the Go. Wacom EMR. I am a Note 5 user. My personal line contract is up soon and I'm getting a Note 9 Duos for personal and work lines. Gonna sent it in to Group IT as BYOD for enterprise configuration. Knox and secure folder will enable me to utilise the Note 9 as both personal and work machine. Win Win.
     
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  3. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    What I really want to do is have a single multi-purpose device, and that is focusing on the HP Spectre Folio - BUT - they can't seem to get out of their own way and bring the 4k screen to market.
     
  4. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Thanks, that's exactly how it looks, suboptimal dynamic range and black levels. On my go it's noticeable enough that I wondered if I had a 'bad unit'. I guess I'll have to go find someone else with a go, or visit a store and compare.
     
  5. b52hbuff

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    Or maybe you’ll find the Folio too big in your field tests?

    Maybe you could consider getting one of these when you need a bigger screen?

     
  6. wmadan

    wmadan Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I just did this. I sold my Go on Swappa and replaced it with an iPP 11. Same form factor and better performance because it doesn't have to slog through Windows. If the Go had the Surface Pro 6 specs I doubt I would have done this.
     
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  7. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Traitor here again - going to give iPad Pro 11 a test drive (and please don't quote all my aspersions to iOS back to me - I'm in a sensitive mood at the moment). Sold some gear in last month or so, and BHPhoto had it $100 off plus no sales tax. Is this stupid - YES - has that ever stopped me before - NO. Our IT guy actually fixed our VPN specifically to support iPadders (no more PPTP), and FileBrowser does let me browse and open any folder/file on our NAS. IT IS NOT File Explorer, but good enough for the moment. Two of our lawyers went back to the iPP because fo teh Number 2 Pencil (less tapping, more screen drag). We'll see.

    PS - typing this on the SB2 Beast...
     
  8. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Too funny, maybe I shouldn't post when our VP gets her 4k folio?
    Don't want to add to your turmoil....:D
     
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  9. b52hbuff

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    Movies depend on persistence of vision. They flash a series of pictures fast enough to simulate motion. Computers switch tasks fast enough to simulate simultaneous processing.

    It just occurred to me that if Dale swaps machines fast enough, it’ll be like he has all of the machines at once.

    He can overcome the shortcomings of any one device by swapping between devices at a high rate. It will appear as if he has multiple devices.

    The trick is figuring out the refresh rate required...
     
  10. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I will open a thread over in the Apple forum later tonight to start evaluation. One thing I’ve been totally blown away by was VPN performance. I can connect, browse to our NAS, move between folders and open documents faster than the Surface Go, GB12, Surface Pro 4, and even my SB2. It is unbelievable how fast it is browsing our whole database. Now temper this with FileBrowser being a faint version of File Explorer. But I am amazed at the VPN performance.

    I would give an arm for a trackpad or mouse...

    UPDATE - the SB2 is working as fast as the iPP 11 - so I'd call it a tie between them, and faster VPN than all the rest.
     
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