Surface Pro (2017) Discussion Thread

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

  1. metalsiren

    metalsiren Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I dont have it pre-ordered I will just walk into best buy and get it. but getting the 256GB i5, cant wait till thursday.

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  2. Chris_Kez

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    I'd wager that a good number of high-end PC consumers "over-buy" their technology "just in case" or because they're enthusiasts.
     
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  3. Chris_Kez

    Chris_Kez Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I keep trying because otherwise I end up taking notes with pen and paper every day. The problem is that my handwriting is TERRIBLE.

    I'd love a feature that just cleaned up my penmanship but didn't convert my notes to a typewritten font.

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  4. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...I'd love a feature that just cleaned up my penmanship but didn't convert my notes to a typewritten font...>>

    ...Have you tried Plumbago (in the Store)?
     
  5. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    RANT ON:

    Although The Verge was reviewing numerous upcoming changes to Windows 10, this quote spoke volumes about my hatred for the magnetic Surface Pen and the need for a silo based replacement:

    "Perhaps the biggest changes Microsoft is focusing on are with Windows 10 stylus support.... Microsoft has even added a “find my pen” option, that will show where you were with your device when you last used the pen."

    Even Microsoft knows the pens are easy to lose/leave behind, but instead of FIXING the problem they just treat the symptoms!

    RANT OFF.

    AND NO, I will not quit beating this dead horse...Samsung is equally, if not more guilty here, as they have a fully developed line of sticks that CAN be siloed...NO ONE wants to use them full time, but you cannot deny they are invaluable when you leave the good pen behind on your desk, or in the case of Microsoft, it falls off who the h#!! knows where...
     
  6. Chris_Kez

    Chris_Kez Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Does it do that? I played with it a bit, but I really want this to happen in OneNote. Sometimes I'll convert my handwriting to text but it seems to lose some vitality or something (beyond just shrinking).
    I've seriously considered seeing aside time to relearn or retrain penmanship. And it's convinced me that I'll make sure my kids can write legibly.

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  7. WillAdams

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  8. convergent

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    I saw a post in another forum today that someone in the UK had already received their pre-ordered pen and type cover; so apparently they are coming. I wanted to go Cobalt Blue, and like the idea of pen/keyboard cover matching, so may have to adjust if the only pen available initially is platinum color.
     
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  9. kvoram

    kvoram Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    My "general" penmanship has also deteriorated, mainlly due to scribbling down stuff too fast. Taking notes when people are talking did that for me. I still looks nice if I concentrate and write slowly, but I need to find a better compromise.

    Here is some nice inspiration: https://www.reddit.com/r/PenmanshipPorn/
     
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  10. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    I'm going to order the standard SP4 black type cover, I rarely use a keyboard and can't justify almost €70 more for something I don't use like the alcantara one.
     
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