Surface Pro 3 - NTrig digitizer comments, questions & reviews

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  1. Jibily

    Jibily Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Is there a quick way to get replacement nibs yet? Or a non-phone way? Or do I actually have to call support?
     
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    Hi Lazer, don't worry, you're not alone in this.

    I made an entire comparison video out of this slow tracking issue....which in my case was the Acer R7. I can also tell you, on the market now, Wacom Cintiqs and Pen Displays, and recently Bosto's new offerings, are the ones to look at if you're looking for suitable tablets.

    [video=youtube;8v-dZ4Ohp8c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v-dZ4Ohp8c[/video]
     
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    Was interesting to watch.
     
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    Great find @bugelrex. Clip Studio Paint (aka Manga Studio) works very well on the Surface Pro 3. I know that the diagonal line jitter @whazzup illustrates is a real issue, but it shouldn't be a deal breaker for real world use.
     
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    whazzup Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Let's put it this way:
    It is the only thing stopping me from acting on my impulse and pre-ordering it (not yet in Singapore). Otherwise, it's the perfect mobile machine. Sketchers / Note-takers / Painters, you don't need to wait any longer.

    Artists who deal with thin lineart on a regular basis and do a lot of tracework, no. Stay away. This pretty flower is not for you. Sigh.....
     
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  7. Jibily

    Jibily Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I do comic book inking on mine and I have no issues. The programs I use (Manga Studio/Clip Studio, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) all seem to function just fine. I don't get any jitter other than my own human-caused unsteadiness.

    Additionally, a lot of artists that deal with lineart (at least in the comic field) prefer quick, flowing strokes that provide motion and life over slow, steady, mechanical strokes. So there are industries in which jitter won't be a problem even for devices that seem to be experiencing it. Mine does not.
     
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    Just wanted to remind everyone!!
     
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    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    That video is not representative of my Surface Pro 3 experience. If it were, I would have chucked mine in the Pacific a long time ago.
     
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    YakaDaka Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Ok so I was playing around in OneNote for a while and have had the Surface Pro 3 for around a week. I pretty much am experiencing the portions of strokes not registering at random times. For example, I am writing a sentence and then I write out a letter. Either only a portion of the letter stroke will result or nothing at all. This is occurring in a non-random pattern and I have to say that it is extremely aggrevating having to erase and rewrite a letter so constantly when writing a decent amount. Does this sound like a problem with the Surface Pro 3 or the pen itself?

    As a side note, the experience on Wacom feels much better. I feel like writing with the wacom is a continuous experience and everything just goes much smoother.
     
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