Comments on “Surface Studio
Noah Kim@wuss · Startup in Progress ▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░ 40%
I can't believe this thing isn't getting more love. If it had a mac logo on it, I'd bet 10 grand that it would be #1 hunt then stickied. There's so much going on here that's awesome I don't know where to begin. The hinge design (a huge huge deal for large scale drawing tablets). That AMAZING knob control which I don't even understand how it sticks to th… See more
Andreas Mitschke@andmitsch · I own a computer
@wuss and because it is Microsoft you can bet they do not use any crap low gamut IPS panel like Apple did for years with their age-old unrevised white LED backlit IPS panel in their cinema display. This is a beauty and it isn't 16:9, but we should wait for first reviews of the pen sensibility and performance as also if there is any surface friction for the … See more
Jonathan Howard@staringispolite · Growth engineer & founder
@wuss I love and use Apple erryday too, and own a windows gaming PC. I really would love this to be an iMac & cintiq killer, but I'm wary of Microsoft's execution. Illogical brand loyalty is a real thing, but keep in mind the Microsoft brand isn't just an icon etched into that beautiful aluminum chassis. It also signifies decades of history with sub par … See more
Leonardo Zakour@leozakour · Entrepreneur & Product Designer.
Just add macOS (for desktop mode) and iOS (for tablet mode) and this is brilliant.
Noah Kim@wuss · Startup in Progress ▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░ 40%
@staringispolite Fair point, but if you itemized what the Surface Studio is a conglomeration of, there's not as much risk as you would think. I'd be most concerned about the sturdiness of the hinge and the execution of that knob (THAT KNOB.. i mean, on it's own it's its own PH). Aside from that, touch/ntrig is tried and tested from Surface 4, Windows 10 is… See more
EZE@evandiamond · HYPER!
@wuss Couldn't agree more!
Jonathan Howard@staringispolite · Growth engineer & founder
@wuss The cost/maintenance point was referencing this report from IBM Here's hoping the positive possibilities you mention (e.g. Microsoft taking over on hardware meaning improvements there) end up going well in the reviews!
Pascal Andy@_pascalandy · Cofounder at a "stealth startup"
@wuss yes brand is a powerful thing and it take time to build it. MS hurted themselves for so many years... do you really expect people to rush in ?
@wuss completely agree with you man. The product looks awesome, but yet again something you are overlooking is that the fact that it doesn't have the apple logo on it, cuts its life-span in half. 2 years max and this thing will be hardly working, bugging out and driving you crazy. Anyway, if you don't care about this, the product looks amazing! I am persona… See more
Ben Lew@benlew · Designer of things.
@wuss Irrational brand loyalty is real, but so is Windows. I had the Cintiq Companion that ran Windows and I can't count how many times I came to it, amped up to begin creating and had to spend 20-30 minutes waiting for an update or troubleshooting wifi or some other hardware issue, it was a nightmare and it really did hinder my creativity. This product is c… See more
Reony T@megaroeny · Designer & EV Advocate
@wuss I'm considering getting one of these to replace my PC sometime. Because of the specs, not only would it be beautiful for design (would run a Mac VM for all the design apps), I could play Overwatch on it with these specs too! 😁 🎮
Mark Thomas McEwan@marktmcewan · Maker of Reallygoodlist & SnapSend
@wuss I think the majority of us are not brainwashed by Apple, they are not perfect. But most of us here have done the rounds of buying and using PC and Mac, It looks great, nobody is questioning that, but for me, I expect it will be a disappointment to use, Id bet on that, Sluggish, Crash Ridden, Bloated Mess of an OS, but pretty, Wish my Mac was touchscree… See more
Dapo Olaopa@dpencilpusher · UI Designer, Texsoft
@staringispolite Problems with bluetooth printers and drivers were largely because hardware and software were coming from different places. Now that the whole thing comes from MS (the advantage Apple had), this shouldn't be much of a worry. Unreliable hardware was as a result of OEMs trying to undercut each other on price, another wahala MS has gracefully th… See more
Jonathan Howard@staringispolite · Growth engineer & founder
@dpencilpusher Details aside, sure. Hope is the operative word there. For people to shake off those associations, they'll have to have fixed all those issues, not introduce new ones despite running the full supply chain for the first time, show a sustained thoughtful consistency through the software, and get enough people to buy that it attracts that same le… See more
Tudor Baidoc@baidoct · A Web & UI Designer
@leozakour exactly my thought. Love the hardware, but hate the software inside it.
Diego Zaks@diegozaks1
@andmitsch @wuss The Dial has a soft rubber bottom that's supposed to stick a little to the glass. It doesn't stick too well though, with the screen fully down (20° incline) it still slides ever so slowly...
Noah Kim@wuss · Startup in Progress ▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░ 40%
@marktmcewan I feel you Mark. I just can't relate. Pretty much since windows 7, I've rarely encountered a crash and never a virus. Granted maybe it's just because I innately don't do dumb things w/ my PC like open weird files, or the fact that I build all my PC's, etc.. But Windows has been solid for me post-Vista. It's been as equally reliable as OSX for me… See more
Holly Chisholm@holly_chisholm · Designer - The Flex Company
@staringispolite I'm curious as to what software you think is sub-par on windows.
Michael Kirlew@mkirlew · Founder,
@leozakour Agree 100%... Great hardware design! But not a fan of the software. Put MacOS in it and it's party time in my brain!