Cintiq Companion 2 or Surface Pro 3?
I have been thinking a long time of getting a decent tablet to paint on using Painter. I am not yet sure, but since I read the opinions on Surface Pro 3 from Christina Forshay on her blog "Simply Messing about" I think that is my choise. But I have to wait a while. I want tro try the new Wacom tablet before. The Microsoft device seems to be the light weight, 800 grams for this, while Cintiq2 weight 1700. The Wacom thing is heavy! You dont hold 1700 grams for long without an exhausted hand or arm.
I have no bad thoughts the display on Surface Pro 3 after reading what Christina Forshay wrote, not about the digital pen pressure, you won´t notice any any difference between Surface Pro 3's 256 levels and Cintiq Companion 2's 2048. Yoy won't notice. No bad thought about the Surface Pro 3 screen ratio 3:2 while Cintiq Companion 2 has 16:9. I think 3:2 is more attractive to me. And so on...
But I will wait for a while to see if I can test the new Wacom thing first...
surface tablets don't support tilt or bearing, it would make a lot of painter brushes unusable
OK, I didn't know about that tilt and bearing. Anyhow, Wacom has a driver for the Win 8 that works on this tablet. Surface Pro and the Wacom Bamboo styluses works very good according to testers I have seen on YouTube and I read about it on the Internet. So I am not worried. I hope to test the Cintiq Companion 2 - still if it comes with the price it had on Companion first generation, it will be the Windows thing. :)
And if Painter will not work (the most expensive painting software there is) there is Always Photoshop, ClipStudio, SketchBook Pro, Krita and some more that works fine on the Surface Pro 3.