...Alternatively where is it? (e.g. The Video)
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Wacom Cintiq 12wx: £800.
Ading £380 on top of that to put the 2 together isn't too bad.. the whole package is only 500g heavier than the cintiq. Not bad considering there's a whole entire computer and battery in there, and the screen is an inch bigger. Build quality looks decent from what I can see, too.. could really do with a review by someone who isn't also trying to flog it though. :P
I would love one of these things, my cintiq is great, but not exactly portable thanks to the big thick wire coming out of it running to a clunky great box with 3 other big thick wires coming out of it.
"portable digital sketchpad" is something pretty much any designer would love to have, gotta like the company for at least releasing the product that Apple's fanbase has been screaming at them to release for the last decade or so.
Regular graphics tablets don't quite cut it for sketching. Pencil+paper is still superior, due to looking at where you're drawing, and being able to rotate the page while sketching. Unfortunately pencil + paper also requires the tedium of scanning in and cleaning up before it's useable in digital pieces.
For people like animators who have to convert thousands and thousands of pencil drawings into digital files, hardware like this is brilliant... completely useless for the vast majority of the population.
I smell yet another case of "specialist niche product released" news with "I'm not a specialist, therefore it's useless to everyone on the planet" comments. ;)
...when I see how close it is to being my Newspad, at last, but...
...yeah, what about the screen corners? Is there any serious protection for that monitor, attachable or otherwise? (iirc, the original '2001' Newspad wasn't really a stylus-driven device) And, why isn't there an option to display the OS in 'portrait' mode, so it works more like a normal sheet of paper?
Am I stuck with that little custom painting app, or can I draw/paint right into Photoshop or Illustrator?
Where's my goddamn' Newspad, already?
I agree that they haven't integrated the digitiser very stylishly and also that it seems grossly overpriced, but Apple cannot do anything about it. There is nothing to stop anyone doing anything they like to an Apple machine once they have bought it as long as they don't claim that it's an Apple mod.
agreed, that's an ugly mofo piece of hardware
i think i'd rather wait to see what piece of pure sex design Apple's engineers turn up instead
still - i do like the idea and I think OS X is the idea OS for a touch screen interface
that, and I'd love to play EveOnline on a tablet
Come you lot be realistic ffs. £2k for a computer AND a tablet - built in. Please show me how you could achieve a similar result (using the same specifications - not a f**king Asus PeeCee or something) for much less.
As for the form factor. You don't like it? Then design your own to use the guts of the MacBook and the Axiotron tablet, set up production and tooling, then the assembly, then...oh, err how many million quid is that already?
It's obviously not going to satisfy the fuss pots who want the most elegant Apple design, whatever the cost, or the twunts who have their 'kill response" button activated when they see any kind of Apple product. It's a one-off niche product that could be very useful to small market. If you can't ever see yourself using one then ignore it. A reasonable comment such as @Consider the following: made above is surely much more helpful than the volumes of bile that seem to wash through from every schoolboy with an internet connection.
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