1. ratsey's Avatar
    Do any apps exist that allow a PC to use a connected Surface Pro 3 as a graphics tablet? Sometimes I just need a bigger monitor and more powerful machine than the Surface Pro 3 but seems it would make a perfect external graphics tablet. An app could show soft buttons for Photoshop actions for example or other common applications.
    03-28-2015 10:18 AM
  2. CliveSinclair's Avatar
    i7 512gb - not much it won't run, accompanied by a large monitor. What software needs more?
    03-28-2015 05:00 PM
  3. Bolimomo's Avatar
    If uou need a bigger monitor and a more powerful machine, why not just buy a powerful desktop, and a big monitor like 27-inch or something. You can hook up a regular graphics tablet to it for a little over USD $100. Why use a $500 to $1500 Surface Pro 3 as a graphic input device?

    If you want to be able to view all your graphic files on the go, you can buy a sync software for about USD $20 to $40, constantly sync up the 2 machines. Then you can have the SP3 on the go.
    03-28-2015 05:24 PM
  4. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    I run AutoCAD, Revit, CorelDraw, and Photoshop on my i5 256gb Surface Pro2 with docking station and two 20" monitor. Works fine.
    03-28-2015 05:24 PM
  5. stephen_az's Avatar
    Do any apps exist that allow a PC to use a connected Surface Pro 3 as a graphics tablet? Sometimes I just need a bigger monitor and more powerful machine than the Surface Pro 3 but seems it would make a perfect external graphics tablet. An app could show soft buttons for Photoshop actions for example or other common applications.
    If you mean to use a SP3 as the equivalent of a Wacom digitizing tablet, no the apps do not exist since the SP3 cannot function as a peripheral to another machine.
    03-29-2015 03:50 AM
  6. ratsey's Avatar
    I discovered "Virtual Tablet" which supports the Surface, but it doesn't work with Mischief. I suppose I should just try the external monitor route. Thanks for all the input.
    03-29-2015 07:26 AM

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