Well, they finally announced a new Surface that fixes the only thing stopping me from getting a new one, apart from the cost anyway. They switched up to USB C which will likely become the standard over the next decade or so. I can keep this thing going for at least long enough to scrounge around for funds to upgrade. This thing was an excellent purchase that paid for itself many times over in the 5 or so years I’ve had it. I’m not sure exactly when I got it actually… In any case, if he new version is up to these standards I’ll be good to go. Just give it a little time to see if there is anything disastrous they need to fix, then get the new one. The system I had before this is far enough removed that it’s not as effective a backup as it once was. I’ll probably use it as another layer of storage & an absolute last resort if something screws up both of the surfaces, god forbid. Honestly I’m glad people convinced me to wait because I know I’d be supremely annoyed today if I spent a bunch of money only to have this new series drop, just like people said it would.
I don’t know if any artists looking to get into digital art follow me, or read this stuff, but if there are I can tell you that even a Surface as old as mine paired with clip studio is enough to get you established. You won’t need anything else to make comics apart from some memory cards & maybe the pro stylus. Chances are you already grew up in an art world that accepted digital as the new standard, so you’re already leagues ahead of me compared to the world I started in.