Tablet for Photoshop

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I'm sure one of you or another customer has had this idea already, but in case you haven't, you need to come out with a tablet that is specifically designed for photoshop on the go. Maybe throw in some internet and a way to share your pictures, but seriously, I know several artists that don't want to spend $400-500 just for drawing and rough sketching on the go. Then if you are drawing with paper you have to deal with scanning and all that. Not to mention even if you get an Ipad or droid tablet, you have to deal with THEIR "version" of photoshop or other drawing apps which is a miserable experience. Why not leave it to the pros? You make excellent software, so if ANYONE would know how to maximize the use of their software it would be you.
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Chris Cox

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Have you seen http://www.adobe.com/products/photosh... ?

We can't get Photoshop itself on a tablet - they are still far too limited in CPU, GPU, and RAM.
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Chris, let me tell you they are plenty powerful to run Photoshop. Just not as fast as a pc. But it will run nonetheless. Only Adobe needs to get out of their lazy chair and make Photoshop cross-platform. *That* is what needs to happen. *That* is why Adobe probably wants us to believe it isn't possible.
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No, iPads and simpler tablets are not powerful enough, by a long shot.
Full system tablets that can run Windows are powerful enough, and can already run Photoshop.
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Again, no, even a tablet as simple as an iPad is powerful enough to run Photoshop. There's no way a freaking quadcore 2GHZ-ish CPU with 2GB of memory that works very differently from a desktop, will completely refuse to run Photoshop, had it been built for said platform.

Building it for the mobile platforms, is the ONLY problem, and it also happens to be only solvable by Adobe, because they have the source code, and they can issue a full recompile for a different CPU.

Having said that, neither I nor you can know with absolute certainty if a program will or will not run on a piece of hardware. But with iPads and more powerful tablets approaching absolutely crazy specs these days, I tend to err on the side of optimism.
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Yes, the processor and memory in your tablet works incredibly slower than your desktop. Two processors with the same clock speed could have markedly (factors over 100) different throughput depending on the architecture. And the processors in the low end tablets (including iPads) are designed for low power consumption, not high performance. The RAM and flash storage are also considerably slower, and the OSes on the low end tablets are nowhere near what you run on a full desktop (or even the full Windows tablets like the Surface Pro).

Yes, some of us know more about the hardware, and the OS code, and can predict with a very high certainty how theoretical software would perform on a given piece of hardware. I tend to err on the side of measurable reality.
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erryone checkout the wacom companion tablet.

it is the only device on the market that is really build for this.
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Styrias

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check out the Wacom Companion.