Surface Pro (2017) Discussion Thread

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

  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Many people don't use the pen. But, you may also find more uses for it over time as you use it more. It took me awhile (due in part to the horrific early model N-Trig pens that were prone to corrosion) to transition from a keyboard to pen. To be sure, as the feel and accuracy of the pen improves, I tend to use it more and more. My principal uses are for general notes (90% on the GN5), timesheets (GN5), signing documents (S3), highlighting cases as I read them (S3), annotating draft documents (S3) and striking out in the redlining process (S3 - I find the pen much more efficient than a keyboard for selecting text to strike out).
     
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  2. metalsiren

    metalsiren Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    yep that's my biggest problem, I have no patience lol
     
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    manuelcalavera Scribbler - Standard Member

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    This was my nightmare with SP3.

     
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    b52hbuff Scribbler - Standard Member

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  5. dbrn

    dbrn Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Interesting stuff! As a sociologist I have to wonder how much of this is biological, and how much it might be generational (ie what you happened to grow up with is really what counts). All I know for sure is that I far prefer taking meeting notes, and doing any kind of annotating for my own use, using a pen than a kb. I also find that in meetings (especially 1-1), people respond differently to you when you're 'writing' than when you're 'stuck behind a laptop'; the former doesn't make you seem as disconnected as the latter. So I love my stylus.

    And of course all of this was typed :rolleyes:.
     
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  6. violajack

    violajack Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I'm pretty sure it's more biological as handwriting requires more fine motor movements to form each letter individually, with each being a different shape, whereas typing is just a single movement for each letter. It requires more motor planning to draw letters than to type them, which lights up more of the brain, making stronger connections. At least that's what I'm remembering from the studies I've seen.
     
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  7. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    Preordered the i7 8gb 256gb.
    The complete absence of a date for the pen worries me though: I don't want a revival of what I experienced with the iPad Pro launch.
     
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  8. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    Actually, it was noted a couple days ago that the platinum one is up for preorder with a release date of June 15th:

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  9. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    Only in US I fear.
    I'll probably going to order the standard Surface Pen until I can get the new one.
    Obviously not even the Wacom Bamboo ink is available in Europe. (Not that I was going to buy something from Wacom amyway...)
     
  10. Omazic.iv

    Omazic.iv Pen Pal - Newbie

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