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New Surface Book with Performance Base Workstation

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After debating about it for a while, I've decided to change to a new portable setup for my projects and work. While my Wacom Companion was a great device, it had a few downsides that made me look at the refreshed Surface line from Microsoft. I was hesitant about the upcoming Wacome Mobile Studio devices given Wacom's shakey record on quality control. After spending a couple evenings at the Microsoft store, I decided that the Surface Book refresh was a really interesting concept and decided to preorder the new Performance Base model. Read more


Scrounging together a makeshift Courier device

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I got a really good deal on a nice little ASUS VivoTab Note M80TA-C1-BK 8” Tablet. I like it because it is a nice size, has Wacom support, and runs Win8.1 really well on the quad-core Baytrail SoC. It is my portable note taking, sketching, and light reading/browsing device. For now, it is holding me over, till Microsoft releases a proper Surface Mini, or if pigs fly, maybe a Courier device. Seriously, the Courier was my ideal form factor for a digital notebook. I added a Wacom Bamboo pen and a small, vegan leather portfolio case, so I can carry around notes, and my pen, similar to the way I would carry around my Moleskine notebook. It’s amazing how well windows 8.1 runs, and how fun it is to use. I wish the build quality was as good as my iPad, but it’s a great little device. Read more

My makeshift Courier device based on a small wacom-enabled TabletPC

New Wacom Cintiq Companion Workstation

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Prolifiq operates differently than some other tech companies I have worked for. They give you credits toward purchasing your own computer workstation. In my case, I decided to get a new Wacom Cintiq Companion 1 as my primary work computer. I'm outfitting it with a Dell Ultrasharp UW2913 monitor, and an external keyboard, mouse, and a Wacom Intuous 3 ultrawide tablet. I'm finding this to be a very competant productivity machine. I have a good portable Cintiq-like tablet with a HD display, and then when I'm docked at my desk, I have a secondary wacom tablet with a large external display to spread out on. The device has touch and is relatively fast for my design needs, primarily tools like Photoshop and Illustrator, but also tools like Mischief for quick concept sketching. Read more