Surface Pro 3

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Post » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:41 pm

@jakobdam Yeah thanks for that, I was looking into getting the Pro3. Im drawn at the moment, the Surface Pro 3 looks awesome I love the portability the Docking Station sounds awesome (having up to 5 screens connected) even though im not an artists the ability to sketch out an idea or concept is very appealing. However I then think price wise I could get an Macbook Pro 13" retina twice the ram twice the space more powerful CPU and Graphics (Intel Iris) and bootcamp it for Construct. So it almost seems stupid to go for the Surface (even though I still think I will haha not much for common sense obviously!).

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Post » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:27 pm

Ah yes - but in my opinion, the Macbook Pro and the Surface each have their strengths and weaknesses. I see what you're getting at though, and there's one more thing you may find appealing with the Macbook; it's a Mac - which means you can submit content to appstore from it. I'm an avid Windows user, but I love the iPhone and iPad, and I'm considering my options for a Mac right now. Money is not the issue, but getting a thing that I can stand is what I need to decide; I'm probably gonna go cheap and buy a used Mac Mini, because about the only thing I'm gonna use it for, will be submitting the damn apps & games to the AppStore. ^_^

If I were not interested in submitting to the appStore, however, I wouldn't go Mac; yeah sure, boot camp makes running Windows natively (no virtualization) possible, but having two different eco systems on one computer, will give me desaturated hairs in unwanted places. ^_^
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Post » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:32 pm

Hehe yeah that is true, I actually own a iMac and a Mid 2010 macbook pro 13" model so I don't need it for submission to the store so its the toss up of upgrading that or the surface I think ill just have to take the plunge in the next few days and hope I make the right choice!!

Thanks again Jakobdam for your replies :)

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Post » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:50 pm

I used a Surface Pro 2 for developing my first game while I was travelling in Australia and it was a breeze. Being able to swap between drawing on Photoshop to developing on Construct without the need of any extra drawing tablets was my main requirement and it is perfect for that.

Me and my girlfriend also used it to watch movies, play most indie games (Nuclear Throne, Don't Stave -e.t.c.) as well as edit photos we took and skype home to family.

I honestly couldn't recommend it more highly, I still use mine a fair amount even though I'm back to my £3000 gaming Rig that I use to play Nuclear Throne, Don't Stave -e.t.c. and use to create 2D games.
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Post » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:58 am

I'm currently using a Surface Pro 3 for developing Twisted Fusion for Wii U. Allot of stuff I can do without the keyboard and just the stylus which is great for mobility. Can do dev work on the game from any location which has come in handy. Would definitely recommend if you considering and its in your budget.
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Post » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:15 am

Yeah I think thats what I am gonna go for is the Surface Pro 3.... gonna take the plunge I cant see anything else that will be as nice (with portability) i've got the iMac for serious stuff, the macbook pro for a bit more serious stuff with portability and the surface pro 3 for super portability, ill let you guys know how it goes once ive got it (probably the end of this week).
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Post » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:18 pm

I chickened out, I went for a Macbook Pro Retina 13" seeing as I was having a good time using parallels on the iMac I thought it would be just fine on the MBP as well :)
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