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Pressure sensitive touch screens for 'drawing'

  1. #11


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    I've used Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 on lesser processors than mobile Core i5. it'll be fine.

    besides, I doubt you'll be rendering the videos on the Surface Pro. But you can definitely edit your videos fine. Of course, a 10.6" screen might drive you crazy. I usually edit on monitors 23" and above.

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  2. #12


    I have the above-mentioned Sony Duo tablet. While I don't use it for drawing, I've been on another forum where a number of artist types prefer tablets with the Wacom digitizer much better. The Sony has N-Trig pen with 256 pressure levels as opposed to 1024 levels on the Wacom. Before getting the Sony, I briefly had a Samsung Ativ (i5 model) with the Wacom pen. I found the Samsung model much harder to use for basic stuff such as selecting tapping and hand writing. Yet the Sony model I found much more adept for my type of use.

    Bottom line: I think you'd be better off with a tablet with a Wacom digitizer. This is based on a lot of feedback I've read from artist types. Since I did not find the Wacom based tablets preferable in my case, I can only assume that those tablets poorly implemented the digitizer.
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    So, it's been several months and Surface Pro is out.. However, I am reading that Photoshop etc do not support the pressure sensitive of the built-in stylus and digitizer..

    My daughter (14) and I go to best buy and play with the surface pro, and she REALLY likes it.. We have several months before her birthday, will the photoshop problem be solved by then?

    Is there another W8 ultrabook/tablet/hybrid with stylus that works properly with photoshop now? Or should I just get her a Wacom Bamboo Create? She really wants something that she can just draw on the screen, but a Wacom is much cheaper..!
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by 3DPiper View Post
    So, it's been several months and Surface Pro is out.. However, I am reading that Photoshop etc do not support the pressure sensitive of the built-in stylus and digitizer..

    My daughter (14) and I go to best buy and play with the surface pro, and she REALLY likes it.. We have several months before her birthday, will the photoshop problem be solved by then?

    Is there another W8 ultrabook/tablet/hybrid with stylus that works properly with photoshop now? Or should I just get her a Wacom Bamboo Create? She really wants something that she can just draw on the screen, but a Wacom is much cheaper..!
    Probably, but no one really knows. I'd imagine after you buying the Surface Pro, some months later that issue will be fixed.
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    Have you looked into Wacom's Cintiq display? They are on the pricey side, but are some of the best display/graphic creation hardware you can get. We have the Cintiq HD22, and it's phenomenal. It's not a tablet or laptop/touchscreen, but if you are already running PS and such on your main PC, then you would be pretty pleased with the HD22 (or HD13). Again, it's a bit pricey, but it is also top quality, imho.

    ...here's a product link to both of them (on amazon, but you can find them in several places.)

    Amazon.com: Wacom CINTIQ 22HD Pen Display - Graphics Monitor with Digital Pen - Black: Computers & Accessories

    Amazon.com: Wacom Cintiq 13HD Interactive Pen Display (DTK1300): Computers & Accessories
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