Yesterday in New York City, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3, the latest iteration of its fully-featured PC/tablet with pressure-sensitivity and an ability to run any PC-based creative software from Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite to Toon Boom, Maya, and ZBrush, to post-production filmmaker tools like Assimilate’s SCRATCH and RED’s CineX.
It’s ironic that Microsoft would be the company to step into the space of creator-friendly tablets after Apple abandoned artists for its consumer-driven iPad. But if you’re looking for a Cintiq-like device that is portable, affordable, and user-friendly, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better device than the Surface.
The Surface Pro 3 will begin shipping next month. Superjail! creator Christy Karacas reviewed the original Surface for Cartoon Brew and discussed how it fit into his workflow. To see the Surface Pro 3 in action, watch a video of the product launch/demo. Here’s more from Microsoft: