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#205047 27-Oct-2016 21:44
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Oh lordy.

 

I watched this video today and, as a photographer, I almost drooled.

 

Apple, Apple, Apple - when did you let the other guys beat you? Come back Steve, you're sorely missed.






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  #1659330 27-Oct-2016 22:08
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I think this is such a niche product, and personally I'm surprised they didn't make something more for home use or everyday business use. Everyone says this is the iMac killer but that simply isn't the case, iMacs are in schools, homes and offices, where as this computer will be in select offices and even fewer homes and schools. The price alone would see a lot of people only buy it if the sole use would be for graphic design, stuff that will make that investment worth while. That being said, I'd love to see one of these in person! Great machine and if it's anything like the rest of the surface line I'm sure they'll be really well built.

 

If this kicks Apples @$$ into gear to innovate some crazy stuff then the tech world will be very exciting in the years to come. 


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  #1659349 27-Oct-2016 22:34
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I do not think it is an iMac killer - although I suppose you do not need to actually write on the screen so you could use it as one. Would be a bit silly though.

 

As a photographer, for me I can see it being a great tool. One of the reasons I got the Surface Pro and not the iPad was because I could use the pen for brush work in Lightroom and PS in full versions of the software, not hamstrung "app" versions of the software.

 

To be able to simply fold the screen down to a drawing board and work on images like that, with that funky wheel thing, would be awesome. You can do that with a Wacom Cintiq of course but the cost of one that size is well over $3,000 (and it isn't as big) and it does not do anything but be a graphics tablet, so you need the computer as well.

 

The biggest thing would be keeping the screen clean - something that I find tricky even with a phone, never mind the Surface Pro or the Studio.






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  #1659372 27-Oct-2016 22:53
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Geektastic:

 

The biggest thing would be keeping the screen clean - something that I find tricky even with a phone, never mind the Surface Pro or the Studio.

 

 

Nah that's real easy, all you need is a squeegee and a bucket of warm soapy water.




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  #1659380 27-Oct-2016 23:10
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Please continue in the existing discussion here.





It’s not that I’m agoraphobic, it’s just not safe to go out anymore.

 

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