There are few artist/bloggers whose opinion I value more than Ray Frenden.
I couldn't draw without his Manga Studio and Photoshop brushes and I love his distinctive biker art style. He's also a master calligrapher. So whether he's writing about pen tablets, display tablets or tablet pcs, the guy knows his stuff.
Ray recently got a review unit of the Surface Pro 3 and he's just posted his first impressions of the device, comparing it head to head with the Wacom Cintiq Companion. This is the one article I've been unable to write myself since I've only managed to spend a couple of minutes on a Companion at a trade show.
Generally speaking, Frenden gives the Surface Pro 3 high marks for its screen size, portability and battery life, while extolling the Companion's expresskeys and drawing surface.
It's a great, lengthy post: well worth your time. Here's a taste:
The Surface Pro 3 would be better with a Wacom digitizer, but, in practice, I didn’t find the Ntrig to be a terrible detriment. Its inclusion is not reason alone to dismiss the Surface.
The full article is found here: http://frenden.com/post/90779846937/microsofts-surface-pro-3-vs-wacoms-cintiq-companion