The Surface 3 just arrived on our doorstep this morning. Look for more coverage in coming days. 

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Microsoft observer and tech blogger Barb Bowman spotted a very interesting exchange in this morning's Surface Reddit AMA session.

Reddit user JonBensonDesigns asked about the notorious pen jitter issue while drawing slow diagonal lines that plagues most penabled devices, but can be especially troublesome on N-Trig tablets like the Surface Pro 3. The response from the Surface team is by Steven Bathiche, a Distinguished Scientist in Microsoft Corp.'s Applied Sciences Group.

So if we're to take Bathiche at his word, then Microsoft is working on a fix that may be applicable not only to future devices but also to current Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3 tablets. This is extremely encouraging news and I'll make sure to inform you here if and when that fix is issued!


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Long-time readers know my frustration with the depiction of the pen's role in Microsoft's advertising campaigns.

If you were to believe every Surface Pro video you've seen until now, pens are only good for circling stuff, crossing items out and maybe highlighting text. 

No wonder most folks seem to think pens are pointless.

Today, Microsoft released a video that takes a big step in the right direction: featuring three users who actually attest to and demonstrate the productivity gains of pen computing.

Let's hope some of this makes it onto the next wave of broadcast ads.

The Microsoft Surface Pen. Write as fast as you think. Get StaffPad for Windows: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/ce714f58-1113-4c30-a9a3-f14a0fb5d7ed


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