louis leblanc wrote:yo wrote:The more I read about this new collection the more I like it. I might need to put my Apple fanboy status in check
I handed my Apple membership card in last year after 10 years of Mac. A lot of what drove me to the Mac in the first place seems to have been fixed in Windows. Decent file search, better window management (you can finally scroll on a window that's not in focus), more stable and just cleaner all around. I find Mac OS still more polished but it seems the last versions have been getting quite rigid in the way the cater to simple needs. I felt like I was trying to workaround more than enjoying thoughtful design. Also, for most 3D work, most of us don't have much of a choice but to Bootcamp into Windows anyways...
Anyone have a contact in Microsoft's device team?
I have three friends from my alma mater BYU who work there. Two are ID, one is UX (funnily, the UX person is the woman in the beginning of the Surface Studio video, very smart and talented). Trng of these boards and of MinimallyMinimal fame also works there. He and one of my friends did the new Deiter Rams Xbox One. However, I reached out last year and I don't think they do deals like that since the Surface line became so popular.
I love everything Microsoft is doing lately. The only drawback for me with the studio would be the pen. The latest gen Surface Pen (with the paper clip style clip) is actually quite good, just the angle is a bit limited by the step holding the nib. But that won't be a deal breaker for everyone. My next tech product will either be a Surface phone if they launch one in the next 6 months, or an entry level Surface Pro 5 for my wife to replace our ancient 2011 MacBook Pro.