Surface Pro (2017) Discussion Thread

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

  1. Jayjapanb

    Jayjapanb Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I guess it is luck. I bought mine last year and light bleed has been next to nothing. I think the bottom left corner might have a subtle glow that's only remotely visible at a 70% grey and even then it's almost as if I'm imagining it. So there are definitely some good ones out there, unless you're planning on being really neurotic about it.

    Do use the pen? The pen is still the big issue with the tablet. My Bamboo Ink goes nuts sometimes and has bad battery life and the 2017 Pen has good battery life but has that cursor shift.

    What do people use their Surface Pros for anyway? I feel like if I wasn't an artist, I'd just get a macbook or something. I was really surprised when the Eve V community didn't care about the pen at all.
     
  2. Arachas

    Arachas Pen Pal - Newbie

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    If I get it, it won't be for the pen. I love the form factor: it's small enough to be functional as a tablet, but the screen is big enough to work off of. The whole package, with the type cover, just looks amazing the hardware is all top-notch. So I'd mainly use it as a laptop during the day and as a tablet at night on the couch (reading, watching video).

    Honestly I could probably do with a conventional laptop, but this thing is just so awesome.
     
  3. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    Have you tried calibrating the pen?

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  4. MSGaldenzi

    MSGaldenzi Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I got it from Office Depot. When I brought it up to the store manager there he gave me a 2 year squaretrade warranty with accident protection for free. I think I will still probably go to MSFT with the receipt/invoice and see what they say. Luckily there is a microsoft store not too far from home so possibly this weekend I will swing in there. 6 weeks though, that's a bummer.
     
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    kitenski Pen Pal - Newbie

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    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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  7. Jayjapanb

    Jayjapanb Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Yep. Calibration isn't the issue. The issue is likely more to do with the tilt engine messing up the hover cursor. The Pen hover is perfectly accurate when perpendicular and Ntrig pens other than the 2017 tilt pen, such as the SP4 and Bamboo Ink pens, don't exhibit the same issues.

    As for the Bamboo ink: It just seems extremely susceptible to interference of some kind. There is one room in particular which I've had the most issues in. I've just switched back to the jumpy 2017 pen. If I ignore the hover cursor it's perfectly accurate and doesn't seem to have any major breakdowns like the Ink.
     
  8. convergent

    convergent Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I would call myself an information worker (lead a team in a software company) and I use my SP for work (MS Office Suite, MS Project, Firefox/Edge/Chrome, and OneNote with inking notes) and home (Microsoft Email, Adobe Lightroom, Firefox/Edge/Chrome, ScanSnap scanning, Netflix). I also use a Note 8 and like being able to exchange inked material back and forth between the devices. I've had the i5/8/256 version since it was first released and had no light bleed or pen problems. I have really enjoyed using it. Two people that work for me have bought SPs with their own funds after watching what I can do with mine.
     
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    I recommended it because users have reported seeing improvement with calibration...I'm aware it's due to the tilt functionality present in the pen and interference.
     
  10. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Careful with bonds just now; that market is highly volatile lately. Trumponomics :eek::eek::eek:
     
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