The Courier appears to be real

Discussion in 'The Tablet PC Life' started by DRTigerlilly, Mar 5, 2010.

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    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    The form-factor seems about the right size, but the change in OS is unfortunate. TabletPCs are far more versatile. I love the fact I can code, sketch, write, and run all of the games and applications that are designed for desktops on my tablet.
     
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    Was this ever running a full version of Windows? I thought courier was always a sort of closed-interface concept. I suppose the upside is battery life and hard-coded performance, ala a portable gaming system. I like the look of the paint slide (the last image in their gallery). It shows a realistic color mixer ala Painter, a number of types and shapes of brushes...I don't see them being used in any of the sample designs, but if it's pressure sensitive then I'm liking it.
     
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    The Change in OS is essential i think, the device needs to behave more like an appliance and less like a typical PC box.
     
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    Agreed she already have tablet PCs anyway. Plus the nice about this is that unlike the iPhone/iPad/iPod porting apps over to Windows will be easy as Courier is .NET and Silverlight based. I imagine you'll see a ton of Tablet PC/ Windows Phone 7/Courier apps that are cross platform.

    Microsoft HAS returned!
     
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    I'm most disappointed they downsized it. Hopefully, they'll have different size options. I can dream, right? Not sure how I would be affected by the scaled-down o/s. Otherwise, it looks really promising. It seems like they may actually pay attention to us artist-types. Hopefully, they do, in fact, release it.
     
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    I think it's perfect size. Small enough that I can have it with me all the time without feeling dragged down in my bag. Small enough that I would carry it and my Tablet PC in the same bag!
     
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    Well, I tend to draw large. My comics are generally drawn on the standard 11" X 17". I'm hoping they'll put out something akin to a 14" screen. Fold that in half like the Courier and I think it'd be perfect:)
     
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    Some day I'll just pony up for a Cintiq, I guess. When I have the moolah, that is.
     
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    Yeah, this is not for serious drawing. It's more for jotting your ideas down and mark ups.

    BTW, I just sold my old Cintiq. Ready to buy the new 21UX! :D
     
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