Surface Go

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Why can't N-trig devices uses thin flexible nibs like the GB12 S Pen (full size pen)? It's not just the technical capability of the pen architecture (although I know that is important) - it is the "feel on glass" that make you think you are writing on paper, unlike the harder N-trig with more glass slippage - and worse still Apple Pencil which feels like it will skip off the device at any moment.

    @jnjroach - do you prefer Windows OneNote (to OneNote 2016) or is it just easier in S Mode?
     
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  2. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Surface Dock - has anyone tried their Surface Go with the Surface Dock? Can it drive two 2k monitors (QHD 2560x1440)? Can it also handle multiple USB peripherals? This is where I am hoping that the "antiquated" (yes, I've called it that) Surface Connector can really shine with more lanes to drive in than simply a USB-C 3.1 port/.
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    I do, knowing that the desktop version was EoL after 2016 and the better battery life I get using the UWP version made me switch. Also, I much prefer that UWP Ink API over the deprecated on that the Office Team used in OneNote 2016 (and earlier). I use OneDrive (Personal and Business) for my Notebooks. The UWP does everything I need it to do.

    Not sure about the 2 2.5K Monitors (shouldn't be an issue), but the Dock works fine and drives my WUHD 4K without issue:

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  4. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Yep. I'm staying the course. That is, unless Samsung does something really brilliant with the GB 10, which I don't expect. I'm waitin' and hopin'.

    Although Sister Mary Anastasia would be very displeased with that sentence … "works out the problem.":newpalm:
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    To paraphrase Billy - "Out out, damn problem" - the shortcomings of my public education I'm afraid...
     
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    Chris_Kez Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Surprisingly positive review from Dieter Bohn at The Verge: "If you stay within its limits, the Surface Go is perhaps the most delightful computer Microsoft has ever shipped. You just have to know what to expect before you buy it." Of course I like that he closes with the positioning argument I've already made-- the Surface Go is simply a smaller Surface Pro; don't overthink it.

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/7/17657174/microsoft-surface-go-review-tablet-windows-10
     
  7. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Great review and pretty serious praise from Dieter - as well as a very perceptive analysis of making your expectations match the device and usage model at hand.

    This is looking more and more like a winner - HOWEVER - I just wish we'd see ONE REVIEWER who is a pen user - not just casual user for the purposes of reviewing.
     
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    Pretty flattering review; however, no inking demo.... again. At this point, I have about given up on mainstream tech journalists & their reviews.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Is that sunlight through the blinds? I've never seen the sun on my visits to Seattle and the Sound Area.




    We spend a lot of time picking fly sh*t out of the salt shaker on this site. I wouldn't expect a tech journalist see that deeply into the product on first blush. I had the same first impressions of the inking and, only when pointed out to me, did I recognize the issue. I like to hope I would have eventually seen it myself, but maybe not.
     
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    Ah, you said it first. :)
     
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