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3 months with the surface pro 4

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surface pro 4

i’ve had the surface pro 4 (aff link) for about 3 months now, and i feel that’s an appropriate amount of usage time to give it a fair review. full disclosure: i was gifted this device, but have not been asked or paid to write any specific posts about it. i just wanted to write something for those that may be considering it, and want views from someone that’s used it a lot, or if you’re looking to compare it with something like an ipad pro.

i’ll start off with the specs of this device and what i use it for, and see where i go from there!

dimension wise, the surface pro 4 screen is 12.3″. it weighs  just under 1.1kg, has 1 usb 3.0 port, mini display port and has a micro sd card slot on the rear.

this specific device uses windows 10, has a intel i5 2.4 ghz processor, 4gb RAM and a 128gb hard drive.

windows 10

i was unsure about it at first, but am enjoying it now. i found it very easy to get used to and figure out, and in general it’s much better than windows 8. i don’t use cortana but i know others do, and it does seem helpful and timesaving in certain instances. all my programs work fine on windows 10 and so far (to the best of my recollection) i’ve not really encountered any issues that are specific to windows 10.
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noisemakers club

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noisemakers club wrapping paper and washi tape

all items c/o noisemakers club

as you might have seen on my instagram yesterday i recently received a box of goodies from nina of noisemakers club (can i just say i love that name? i immediately think of fun celebrations) to review here on the blog.

as pictured below, you can see the box contains: hip hip hooray card by raspberry blossom, birthday bouquet card and confetti wrap by rosehip cards, happy birthday card by old english co., and some glittery blue washi tape.
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finding space (+ a giveaway!)

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WD my passport ultra giveaway

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if you’re a creative in this day and age (or, heck, just someone that uses a computer) you’ll be using your desktop or laptop to either do all of your work on, or it’s the go to point after you’ve created your work by hand – for scans, colour correction, digitising, etc.

as illustrators and photographers particularly know …files can get pretty big. by big, i mean HUGE. not just in terms of dimensions, but file size too. you need a device that has the power to deal with this, but you also need space, right? if not for the main files, but for backups. it’s always best to keep copies on an external drives, and especially so if you work from different locations and can’t bring your main computing device with you everywhere you go.
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10 most popular blog posts of 2015

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10 most popular blog posts of 2015 - cardboardcities » creative lifestyle blog

10 most popular blog posts of 2015

i’m not sure why, but i don’t think i’ve done this before! i’ve put together my 10 most popular blog posts of this year. it was fun looking back on these! they’re not in any particular order, because i don’t think that’s what matters here.

i love blogging, and this year especially i’ve put a bit more effort into my blog and generally sharing my work online. going forward, i will try my best to share even more work, as well as photos and videos.

it gives me great joy to know that there are people out there reading my words and looking my images, and still astounds me that there are even people that come back!

i really hope you’ve enjoyed the blog this year, and hope that you will in 2016 too!
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