Surface Go

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  1. djas

    djas Graffiti User

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    Agree. Ink to text.

    I'm over-thinking, aren't I? To begin with, my handwriting is nothing to crow about either.... :D
     
  2. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    And it's not like a device can do something about that. At least not yet. But I bet it is coming.
     
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    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    All we're saying is that this performance is a step backwards.
     
  4. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Ahh, that makes sense. I must have missed that post.
     
  5. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Compared to the Surface 3 this is a giant leap forward. It might not make a great art machine but as a digital moleskin its about perfect. Footprint wise it is close to the Surface Mini.
     
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    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Agreed. It's a huge step up from the Surface 3 and performs very comparably to the m3 Surface Pro 4.
     
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  7. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Sorry. This line of reasoning is lost on me. Yes, in almost every way, the Go is the obvious evolution of the Surface 3. @Mesosphere designed it for god's sake.

    But, I can't excuse such an obvious flaw. My Surface 3 doesn't make fishooks. I don't want fishooks and I do want to be able to transmit my notes to others, particularly annotations. When I do, I don't want fishooks. I want Microsoft to make the damn tablet work. This has been a known issue with NTrig since my Slate 500.

    I'm hoping that MS works the problem out. I'm assuming that it will. But, I must say that it gives me pause. And, no one has been a bigger fan of the device than me.
     
  8. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Besides the fact he has perfect penmanship, I'm curious why Jeff's printing has no visible fishhooks. His lines seem shorter and more compact, while @Bronsky's demo had lengthy downward lines on the "q" and other letters. I tend to agree this is a never-ending problem for N-Trig devices, and I realize that Microsoft is trying to establish an industry standard (pens) across many vendors who are ALWAYS looking for the cheapest solution - thus N-Trig - because it is "good enough."

    I feel we are left to our own pocketbooks at decision time, and despite my desire for the kickstand and near Surface Mini proportions, I continue the love affair with Wacom EMR on the GB12. I'm studying for a New Mexico licensing exam (clients are wandering westward) so I have been doing even more notetaking and PDF markup than usual. The best analogy I can muster to describe the experience of Wacom EMR on the GB12 is like the difference between silk and burlap...

    PS - all of that said, don't give up @Bronsky - I think the 256gb LTE is going to be irresistible since they'll have a couple of months to iron out these rough edges and will be reaching for $999 out of your wallet, fully equipped (mine too I fear).
     
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  9. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Hey now! I didn't design a fish hook making device! ;-)

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
     
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  10. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    If I'm writing a fast and sloppy I will get some minor fish-hooking (but in my defense I get that when I use analog rollerball pens IRL)

    [​IMG]
     
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