Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik: Hands-On With the Surface Studio

Penny Arcade illustrator Mike Krahulik:

If you have not heard already, Microsoft just announced a new device called the Surface Studio. It’s essentially a Surface computer for your desktop. From what I understand, you can go to any Microsoft store today and actually play with one. It’s a big beautiful screen on this slick armature that lets you adjust it from a normal monitor to something more like a drafting table for drawing on. I get questions about Surface devices and drawing all the time and I am sure this one will be no different. In fact I can already see tweets coming in asking what I think. So If you’re curious what I think about the Surface Studio, you are in luck, because I have been drawing on one for the last week.

In short: he loves it.

I’m not sure how useful the horizontal mode will be for people who aren’t illustrators, but for illustrators, it sure does seem like a groundbreaking form factor.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016