So this company is making a surface clone but the interesting part is it comes with Wacom emr and shortcut keys which kinda makes it my dream windows tablet (I know the hp x2 exists but it’s ooold), apparently they’re aiming for $1000-$1200 but it’ll be crowdfunded which is always kinda iffy to get into…
Still interesting Wacom has been a bit more lenient about licensing their tech lately with all those e-readers and the asus stuff.
This looks fantastic. The lack of auto rotate would probably bother me, but otherwise, for an artist, I think they cut the right corners to keep it affordable, while providing the key features for serious art. With the Huion and now this, I’m cautiously optimistic we’ll see better and better artist focused tablets in the future.
That article brings up a good point that I always forget about until I am almost convinced to buy a Windows tablet, and specifically an intel powered one. Battery life. When I was debating between the Mobile Studio Pro and the iPad Pro back in 2019, I found an excellent deal on the Wacom on eBay and was almost ready to pull the trigger before I stopped myself due to the battery life. I usually draw around the house, but I do like to take my tablet to a few places where plugging in isn’t really feasible. I love that I can pick up one of my IPPs at pretty much any time and it’s got plenty of battery for me to sketch on. And this while I only charge them once every few days or so.
The one change I’d want would be to have a second set of buttons on the back for hand-held sketching.
Everytime I fold my Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 into tablet mode I wish that the buttons on the edge of the numeric keypad, or the opposite side would be active — the irony is, Esc`, Tab, Shift, and Ctrl are almost exactly the ones I need for my most favourite drawing program (perhaps we could make Caps Lock work as Alt in this mode? That would be perfect).
I don’t mind the bezels cause in this case they are exclusively for the shortcut keys.
This does look to be a very nice unicorn device. EMR in that Surface Pro style was always hampered in some way or another. The Zbook & Mobile Studio Pros are heavy tanks, the Galaxy Book 1 had the origami case, the Galaxy Book 2 had Windows on Arm, and everything else EMR based was either Flip based or pure tablet based.
But this looks adequately sleek, and portable. And although it doesn’t look it, they were able to get the 2:3 aspect ratio.
I am curious how well they were able to implement EMR here though. Sometimes that can be hit or miss.