NURB wrote:A coworker of mine, and long time Mac user, blurted out after watching the video "That's it. I'm in. That's the machine I've been waiting for."
He uses illustrator primarily for technical drawings (as do I) and this would fit my workflow perfectly. I think anyway...
What amazes me, is that this is exactly what many have been asking and expecting Apple to do for a long time now, and it was MS that did it. Couple that with their Win 10 updates, and it's pretty exciting.
Not to be sassy, but in terms of actual workflow - does this really change the game compared to a 27" Cintiq?
The build quality is obviously much better, and the screen resolution and specs for an all in 1, but it seems like if you were used to heavy pen input, the form factor of the big Cintiq is nearly identical, and they have that express key remote which given their longstanding ties into the workflow will probably work much better with most tools since Wacom functionality has been built in for years (vs the MS knob which probably requires all new API's and software to work correct)
Another thing which I think is a HUGE miss that won't be apparent till someone buys this and starts using it - they appear to have gone with a glossy screen.
If you've used a Cintiq you'll know even with the matte coating, tilting it down instantly brings out all the reflections of your overhead lights. If you're like most of us who work in any kind of office with overhead fluorescent lighting, or near windows - that can be an absolute deal breaker. The anti-matte coating doesn't look as good for colors, but it serves to drastically cut down on those reflections as well as smudges and fingerprints. There may be some hidden anti-glare coatings, but its hard to tell from any of the photos which make it look very glossy.