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    Microsoft COurier Tablet, awesome digital sketchbook?

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    Take that mactards!
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    Oh, hell yes! By must it be so expensive...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GriNGo View Post
    Take that mactards!
    Never, NEVER say things like this before a product has launched.

    This thing DOES look rather sweet... I'll wait a couple generations until they stop overheating and maybe get one
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    Looks pretty cool. I'm sure I could think up enough excuses for it to be practical in my life. Reminds of that book that Penny and Brain had in Inspector Gadget
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    Ookchk: Haha!

    It looks specifically tailored for us creative types, so for that I'm excited!
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    Cool!

    … if you're a 19 year old girl with ambitions to become a fashion designer or work at ELLE.
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    Fashion design is also creative, or you don't think so?. The preview vids show those type of jobs, but I just imagine them to be applied to concept art/illustration. The creative process is quite similar for most of us creative professions: Client sends you the job - you research - you sketch - you make notes - the client makes notes on your sketches - you correct the sketches - client approves - you download the sketches to your normal work computer and start working on the final versions. If the device turns out to work like the vids show, then it's a pretty useful tool.
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    seems rather small and fragile to me. i don't see why i would rather have this instead of a regular tablet PC or even a paper sketchbook. personally, if i'm going to spend a lot of money (counting the taxes when getting into my country) i want the product to do a lot, not just be a pretty agenda
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    These are just concept videos and images.

    Just wait till mac releases their tablet that has been in production for sometime now. They haven't said a release date yet or shown any details of it. But it will most likely blow Microsoft out of the water like usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDevil View Post
    These are just concept videos and images.

    Just wait till mac releases their tablet that has been in production for sometime now. They haven't said a release date yet or shown any details of it. But it will most likely blow Microsoft out of the water like usual.
    Yea, I bet it'll be nicely designed. Sadly... it will still be a mac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDevil View Post
    These are just concept videos and images.

    Just wait till mac releases their tablet that has been in production for sometime now. They haven't said a release date yet or shown any details of it. But it will most likely blow Microsoft out of the water like usual.
    The apple tablet doesn't seem to use a stylus, so I'm not sure what the point would be for artists. I don't think I'd enjoy finger painting on a giant iphone.
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    GriNGo: That was a joke. Well actually it wasn't, but from the look of it, the Courier is aimed at a consumer audience rather than a professional one (the video shows that it's all about the job, but I tell you that this video is 90% – rather good, on a Microsoft scale – marketing and 10% product insight.)

    My prediction: Until the Courier comes out, the thing will be stripped down to the point where you can only do the three things that it's meant to be used for and nothing more – in order to get the price down to where the (admittedly rather trollishly set up by me) aspiring fashion designer can afford it. It will be a digital calendar with mediocre media capabilities.

    Let's hope I'm wrong and I'll gladly buy it when the price is the same as a calculator (unless the said Apple tablet will be on the market, of course.)
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