We were talking about the same dilemma at the studio.
The problem with iOS that we see so far is that it doesn't support the full apps.
The Surface 3 Pro is great because it runs all of the CC desktop apps. You can send your mobile apps to it.
But, the problem is that you can't use the iOS mobile apps.
I'm excited by the new iPad tho.
Have you tried drawing your illustrations on regular paper, then converting them to vector with Adobe Shape?
Different, but a great resource too
I truly hope that Adobe brings full versions of it's CC applications to run on iOS.
the iPad Pro is more than powerful enough to run them.
Yes, that would require resources to recode.
But consider the huge installed base of iOS users. The sheer number will more than offset costs by adding millions subscribing to CC.
If you have a mac, you will able to use the iPad Pro as a second screen thanks to AstroPad Mac OS X app.
Yes! This is me back in July: Ko Maruyama on Twitter: "Setting this up for some testing... Yep that's an iPad with @Photoshop Adobe Ink&Slide plus mag… It's still a little laggy, but more about mirroring... and lounging with Photoshop on my iPad
Was this using AstroPad or some other mirroring app? Reviews of AstroPad is that it's so-so. Lagging being the primary problem.
Yes, I was using Astropad.
Although it can use tethered USB as a connection, one of the significant considerations is connection speed:
1) It uses WiFi to connect to your primary computer
2) It uses Bluetooth to drive the cursor on the iPad, which is talking to your primary computer through WiFi.
Slow+Slower = difficult performance for a software idea that is really great.
This discussion is a great one for the new forums: The Lounge