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    Drexthepimp

    Ok Tablet PC has the screen and pen, but a little Izzy had the same way back and ran windows CE. I understand the screen has more than a passive role, but surely pen tech can allow us to have a simple usb pen that could write on a laptop screen, especially mine that has a 180 screen tilt.

    But hey, i got a tablet [note not tablet PC] so i am laughing ..£20 for a 6 inch square one. Only use thus far has been layer mask sketching on PS, but maybe it needs dusting off.

    XP should have the ink system full stop. Admittedly it is the tablet's big thing, but the tech works..deploy it. Lets have gestures too.

    Drex

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    scobleizer

    W3bbo is correct. The digitizer technology in a Tablet is much more accurate (and samples more often) than a PocketPC digitizer. What you describe isn't easy to do.

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    W3bbo

    scobleizer wrote:
    W3bbo is correct.


    Excellent!

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    W3bbo

    The pen used on Tablet PCs isn't a simple cursor device... it uses some really high-tech stuff licensed off Wacom.

    Those cheap tablets you've just described are nothing compared to a real Wacom tablet... once you've tried them, there's no going back. For one, they're way more accurate.

    Oh, and the pen-sensor thing is built into the cover of the LCD screen, it would be impractically expensive to retrofit this to an existing tablet. You see how much those Cintiq displays from Wacom are, those are more like "uber-high-end" TabletPC displays.

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    Minh

    W3bbo wrote:
    The pen used on Tablet PCs isn't a simple cursor device... it uses some really high-tech stuff licensed off Wacom.

    Those cheap tablets you've just described are nothing compared to a real Wacom tablet... once you've tried them, there's no going back. For one, they're way more accurate.

    Oh, and the pen-sensor thing is built into the cover of the LCD screen, it would be impractically expensive to retrofit this to an existing tablet. You see how much those Cintiq displays from Wacom are, those are more like "uber-high-end" TabletPC displays.
    The TabletPC seems to have a Ink-helper layer, too. It lets you write "nice" looking handwritten text, which I can't do on my WACOM.

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