Surface Go

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Hmmmmmm...my GB12 is looking better all the time...if only it had a kickstand - it is a no go in your lap. Hope this levels out because I'm liking everything else I'm seeing about this Surface Pad.
     
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  2. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Greetings from Across the pond. Three days into my trip and I have a good feel of the Go.
    Performance is pretty decent...and the keyboard is very easy to adapt to.

    Now.....the Pen.….it is great for pointing and navigating windows...….but for Art...it is Godawful. And I brought with me the nSP Pen, the Pro 4 Pen, and the Wacom Ink Pen.....they all suck. Feeling and IAF wise...the nSP pen I think feels the best....but the actual ink performance is complete garbage. In Clip Studio my line/brush work comes put horrid. I don't think its fault of the CPU.....but rather a really poorly implemented Pen system. I've been playing with every pen/pressure setting I can find and its still pretty horrid. Even the Pro 3 wasn't this bad. Glad I brought the Galaxy Book as backup....because the drawing experience between the two is night and day different. A pity and a shame.....but I was somewhat expecting this.....but for Art/Inking....the Go is near unusable.
     
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  3. lonaysta

    lonaysta Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I’m afraid the Bamboo Ink does not attach to the left of the tablet?...


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  4. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    Don’t be terrified, but your instinctive fears are justified: it does not attach magnetically.
     
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  5. lonaysta

    lonaysta Scribbler - Standard Member

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    A painful tradeoff for me then...I don't intend to use SGo for artwork, but rather OneNote notetaking. Not purchased the pen though as I am still testing the model's performance for my daily use....
     
  6. Nicholas8681

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    All your experiences are very different than my impressions. I’ve used the iPad Pro stylus for the past year-ish, Surface Pro 2, Samsung 9 Pro, and Samsung Chromebook Pro off and on for art and notes. The Surface Go feels like it has a similar experience to my iPad Pro, but with better friction. I also liked how tilt felt on the Surface. I’ve always felt the iPad tilt felt rather abrupt and fake. I tried the PaperLike for the iPad and the fuzziness was not worth it. Granted my testing was over an hour of focused drawing, and writing in the Microsoft store. It likely boils down to how we each write. My handwriting looks identical digitally as it does on paper. My writing technic is very much “sketch note taking” as I’m a Director of UI / UX and have used my iPad for notes during meetings and for whiteboarding. I’ll put it through a more intense round when I can pick mine up on Wednesday after my current hiking trip.
     
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  7. inmnbob

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    I actually am impressed with the inking with the surface 4 pen in Onenote. I have Tweaked some ink settings and feel better. I feel your pain my SP 2017 is horrible with the new pen


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  8. djas

    djas Graffiti User

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    Anyone tried inking with a another branded n-trig pen? say one of those Sony Viao pens?

    Thinking of replacing my beat up Surface 3 pen.
     
  9. surfaceproartist

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    I’ve tried them all. Adonit is decent but Wacom Smart Stylus is the only one I’d recommend.


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  10. kasor

    kasor Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I really want to buy a surface go , but I want 256GB ssd. Does anyone know when will be available or if 128GB is replaceable? (I don't care for LTE)
     
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