Find out what’s it like to use the MobileStudio Pro for illustration…
How have you found the multi-touch features on the MobileStudio Pro?
Near perfect. Unlike other multitouch tablets, I’ve not encountered many issues at all. You can rest your hand on the screen and draw comfortably without any accidental strokes. I’ve only had one instance where an option was selected by my knuckle.
How do you envisage the MobileStudio Pro fitting in with an artist’s workflow?
You can use it from start to finish, because you can work with full desktop programs like Photoshop. This means you could still work on commissions if you were away from the office for days and they would still be the same standard.
Would you recommend the MobileStudio Pro for everyone?
If the price were lower I would recommended this to all designers, photographer and illustrators. But because of the cost, it’s a tool for professionals rather than hobbyists.
How do you find drawing on the 13-inch MobileStudio Pro?
Surprisingly good. Thanks to the high resolution, Photoshop’s UI doesn’t take up too much space, and the rotatable screen gives you a completely different area to work on, which stops the workspace from feeling too claustrophobic.
Any welcome surprises?
The SD card slot! If you were a professional photographer, you could take a photo and start editing it on site by transferring it over. Small things like this make life so much easier.
Speaking of interface ports, how do you feel about the lack of standard USB ports?
In honesty, it’s a pain. USB-C ports are still relatively new and not yet standard, so it limits the Pro’s versatility right now. Having to buy the Wacom Link feels a bit cheeky!
Co-founder of illustration company Cool Surface, Sarah produces photo composite art for magazines and clients. www.coolsurface.com