Did the Times give Panos the crossword answers in advance? Scandal!
Panay was able to write in the crossword squares. It used character recognition to fill in the blanks with actual characters. He was able to cross off the clue, too.
We're looking at an app called Final Draft now.
Now there's explaining what "notes" on a movie script means -- I think we've all seen enough fictional representations of the Hollywood process to get that. ;)
Panos is showing a script writing, editing in real-time.
He's writing on the screen. Yes, it's red ink.
But, i recall Scott Stein being very excited about Final Draft on the iPad a couple of years ago -- it's an important app.
My fellow old print magazine vets will love the red-pen editing.
Panos is able to write notes and cross out sections, and these notes will be sync'd automatically.
I'm going to start using this to red-pen all the CNET articles I edit with traditional
"My notes are coming in live, and it's my personal handwriting that's doing it. Pretty cool, right?"
Speakers now, 40 percent more powerful than before.
Slight dig on side-by-side computing, running two apps simultaneously.
He's looking at the script while playing the scene in the movie.
Sad that multi-tasking is a talking point these days, but c'est la vie.
Now Panay is talking about "one microsoft," all the cooperation across the company to make this happen.
"You have to start removing barriers in technology very quickly. A piece of paper and a pen is as analog as it gets."
"Removing that barrier of technology is critical to making it feel great."
I've tested/reviewed windows devices that use handwriting. styli, etc. from way, way before Windows 8 -- never had a critical mass of readers say they felt strongly about the feature.
"It takes all of Microsoft to come together to build a device. Satya and I spent plenty of time thinking about this specific thing."
We've spent almost one hour on the Surface Pro 3 already. Is there another product here or not? Thoughts?
Panos is saying that writing on paper is "personal" -- "There's plenty of people that just write it down and they wish that they could take it with them everywhere."
Panos just picked up the Surface pen, clicked the button on the back, and the tablet turned on. It went straight to OneNote for you to scribble away.
Then pen seems great -- is it included or sold separately?
But will I ditch Google Docs for OneNote? How many cloud presences must I maintain?
Click again and the note is uploaded to the cloud. "That's powerful, that is super powerful. That's everything. That's the Microsoft cloud coming to life."
Love the click-to-unlock pen button, however.
If anyone had "speeds and feeds" on their press conference bingo card, you win!
Panos now taking a picture with Surface Pro 3, double-clicking the pen to grab the image and pull it right into OneNote.
You can then doodle on the image if you want, great for... you know, tracing, coloring books.
Interesting thought about moving the Windows button to the short side of the tablet, it re-contextualizes the device as a portrait mode device, which is how most people use the iPad, rather than a landscape mode device, which is how most Windows tablets are pitched/used.
Panos now describing tearing out a page of a magazine and scribbling on it. Now we're going to see the same thing from a digital version.
Uh oh -- Panos is using OneNote to subvert the WSJ pay wall!
Panos was able to take an image of an article, highlight the text he wanted, and pop it right into OneNote, and then share it.
$799 for the Surface Pro 3, orders start tomorrow!
Ok, so $799 gets you Core i3 -- what about a keyboard/stylus?
Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 versions will be available. "I could talk all day, and it feels like I have."
Hey, everyone in the crowd gets a Surface Pro 3! It's Oprah time!
And Panos is off the stage!
We're all getting loaners to try out. Yes, a loaner. We'll give you our impressions as soon as we can!
And we're going to get some impressions and maybe some interviews, too. Thanks for watching everybody!