The Surface Pro has turned out to be the best investment I’ve made into art tools the last couple years. Once I got used to the feel of the stylus and which tools/pens works best with it, I’ve been able to spend a little more time out of my studio and with my wife in the living room. Even when we’re watching a show or movie I can at least thumbnail out some pages. The Surface Pro is perfect for that sort of thing.
I like that I can type on it and get writing tasks done. Blogging, marketing, etc. etc. I’ve had an iPad in the past, and I like this better, personally. One big benefit is that Clip Studio Paint is a one time fee on Windows. It’s a subscription on Apple.
If it has a weakness, it would be that I do have to adapt my inking style to accommodate a pen sensitivity that’s not quite as precise as my XP-Pen Tablet (or my old Cintiq). But penciling/coloring? Fabulous.
Anyway, I’ve had it for over a year now, and purposefully gave myself a lot of time with it before I gave my opinion in writing. Mine is a Surface Pro 6. I think they’re up to version 8 now. So maybe the pressure sensitivity is even higher with the latest version.
You can expand the memory with a removable SD card too. So don’t feel like you’re stuck with the memory it comes with. I use One Drive to move files to my desktop via the cloud, but you can remove the SD card and move things to your main computer that way too. Whatever works.
If you’re looking for a mobile option for your art, I’d give it a whirl. And it’s cheaper than the iPad. Especially when you factor in the subscription model of things like Clip Studio. I also hear from iPad friends that Adobe Phostoshop isn’t great on that platform. But I haven’t loaded my Adobe programs onto the Surface Pro, so I can’t comment.
I’d definitely purchase a Surface Pro again.