Surface Studio / Studio 2 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by kvoram, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Eh, that is the Book not the Studio. I think. Or have I missed something?
     
  2. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    I considered a sales tax of 10% in the USA too.
    It's still a lot more than what you pay in the states, not justified by our 20% vat.
    And since it's an official release there's no import fees.
    It's just greed at its finest.


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    Actually, if I imported it from the States it would cost me less than the official release.
     
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  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    The state of Delaware (30 minute drive down the Turnpike) has no sales tax.:vbbiggrin:
     
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  4. COGBABY

    COGBABY Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Could anyone tell me how to show documents at 1:1 scale on the Surface Studio?

    I remember this feature being demo'd at launch. It's called True Scale. But when I view an Illustrator doc at 100% it's definitely not 1:1.

    Thanks!
     
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  5. WillAdams

    WillAdams Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Adobe Illustrator has a basic facility for supporting High-PPI displays (Edit | Preferences | User Interface) --- do things line up at 100%, 150% or 200%?

    Ages ago, at the first shop I worked at in college, each monitor had a note that xx% scaling == 100%

    Can't believe that that problem still has not been solved.
     
  6. COGBABY

    COGBABY Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks, I'll check the AI prefs on Monday.

    We have a demo unit and I won't be recommending purchase anyways but I am curious to see this feature in action, as we do product design.

     
  7. wataru

    wataru Scribbler - Standard Member

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    My Studio was sent back again for yet another defective touch screen... in less than four months (it's so predictable isn't?) Three times in a row.

    This time Microsoft didn't even send a replacement to me directly and insist on doing a standard exchange procedure (i.e. they'll send a replacement once they receive my machine). I am embarrassed by their incompetent software&hardware, even more embarrassed by their OEMs for not coming up with a Surface Studio alternative in more than a year.

    The All-in-One is a very bad idea given that Microsoft does not allow you to take out the hard drive (or they will not honor your warranty) and does not offer to repair your machine (only sending replacement). This means you'll have to re-install EVERYTHING from ground up three to four times a year. Speaking of (un)interrupted (non)productivity for such an expensive investment.

    As soon as an alternative comes up, I'll abandon the Microsoft ship for good.

    If you are curious what a defective touch screen on the Studio looks like, here it is~


    At this rate, I am not sure if even a standalone Surface monitor would be a good investment because you know it will break down in three months :confused:
     
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  8. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    The Surface Studio is a true enigma - design is clever and awesome, but components and execution just suck. This is the high end "creative's" device, but lacks in processor and storage power (who would even consider a device selling for more than $500 with a spinning disk), and is the highest price device in their stable. It's like they bolted the Commodore 64 for a big screen TV and called it a day.

    Yet it is so addictive, even the great Leo "I hate everything Microsoft" Laporte STILL has it on his set during MacBreak Weekly (and most of his other shows) because of the design flexibility and awesome workspace and pen/touch support the screen affords...
     
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  9. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Yet it is so addictive...>>

    So true, so true... Let's all keep our fingers crossed for Studio Version 2...

    PS: Maybe I'll be in the market for a used Studio at an attractive (to me, not you!) price...
     
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  10. wataru

    wataru Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I was researching 40+ inch monitors and came across this baby that is announced today -

    Too bad it's not a monitor, nor can I afford four of them in a row on the wall. Wait, you can actually attach them in a row to form one bigger screen? What kind of magic is that?
     
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