Surface Pro (2017) Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by spinedoc77, May 21, 2017.

  1. mgerbasio

    mgerbasio Scribbler - Standard Member

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    There was some discussion a while back in regards to the Bamboo Ink. I found the battery life to be poor. Has anyone else with this pen had other experience? Not sure if mine is faulty hardware. Thanks.
     
  2. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    My daughter is still using her original battery from August.
     
  3. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Granted I hardly use it anymore.....but I bought one as soon as it was buy-able....and my Battery to this day still works.
     
  4. Jayjapanb

    Jayjapanb Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'm only getting a couple of months out of the Ink with pretty heavy daily use.
    I still like it more than the Surface Pen though.
     
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    That's not a dongle, that's a brick.
     
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  6. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Best of all (NOT) is it connects to your Surface Connector so no using it while the Surface Device is hooked to the power supply...
     
  7. siddhartth

    siddhartth Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I hope Microsoft is listening. I am not asking Microsoft to abandon the Ntrig tech and just go with wacom emr. I am just asking to make their Ntrig good enough so that people don't miss Wacom EMR in the first place. No body on iPad pro and apple pencolis missing Wacom EMR. If Adonit and wacom can make much more cursive handwriting friendly Ntrig compatible pens then why can't Microsoft make a good enough Pen for its own Surface line up.

    I have nothing but applause for Microsoft for Opening up Ntrig standard to oem partners. But much more needs rt be done.
     
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  8. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...I am just asking to make their Ntrig good enough so that people don't miss Wacom EMR in the first place...>>

    ...That would be my wish, too. Given the oft-publicized love that the Surface Team has for rapid and repeated prototyping, I'm frankly surprised that the Surface pen still draws criticism from our artistic members. By now, I would have thought that they had worked out all the major kinks (IAF, pressure curve, jaggles... )

    And, as usual (or so it seems), our fruitty friends fielded a pretty acceptable pencil on their first try... well, except for that recharging thing. (I wonder how many pencils have been broken off...?!??)

    Seriously, you'd think that a few months of focused effort would do the trick...
     
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  9. siddhartth

    siddhartth Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Exactly, if Surface team can just get the it's pen issues right. Then the words like wacom and ipadpro will become history, there's a lots of love in the general public for Microsoft because of amazing historical product Windows has been and yes some of it does transfer over to Surface line up. But love too has itsi limit.

    Success of smaller more affordable ipads and nexus and utter failure of goole pixelbook and high end pixels in terms of sale numbers is proof that discontinuing surface 10" (surface 3 etc) line up was a mistake, a big one.
     
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  10. dstrauss

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    Actually, the recharging doesn't bother me as much as the hard point - skips and too noisy for my taste, but you are absolutely right - they hit a home run with Gen 1, while MS (Gen 3) still struggling for a double...
     
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