No. TabletPC, in general, have a recognizer *in* the screen (to put it simply). That's why you need a pen and you can't use a finger (except for the Dell, that has an hybrid digitizer or the HP tx2). The touch capability on the HP you have is via infrared
cameras in the top corners of the screen (I think). Surface's touch technology is via cameras placed behind the screen.
..im sorry to seem to be downer guy ... im not. i cant stress enough - that if you forget touch - this is the BEST PC IN THE WORLD.
..but ...because it stresses touch - thats what we are talking about ...and it just doesnt do it for art (but UI interaction works great)
i am very happy to have the best pc in the world - with or without touch