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    Pressure sensitive touch screens for 'drawing'


    I just saw this:

    Let the Duo 11 'draw' you in - The Nation

    Are there any other? I have some kids who all love to draw, one even uses photoshop.
    Either a stylus that interpreted pressure sensitivity, or a touch sensitive tablet (like above)
    would be great! Although, to me, I'd like a 13" or 14" screen minimum..


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    Look into a company name Wacom, they make some awesome capture pads/tablets that friendly for all ages.
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    We already have a Wacom tablet.. I want a convertable laptop/tablet that I can draw directly on..
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    iPad, Photoshop Touch, Wacom Bamboo stylus.
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    er, you post this in a eightforums thread?
    I don't use (or want any) apple products.
    I already own a wacom bamboo for my desktop and notebook.
    With an ultrabook already having a touchscreen, I'd like to not drag the wacom around.
    I emailed Adonit about using their Jot Touch on a W8Ultrabook, and they said "We hope to address this in the future."
    I guess I'll wait for that..
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    The Bamboo stylus is a soft tipped stylus for touch screens, you are confusing that with the Bamboo graphics tablet.
    It might be Windows 8 forum but you didn't ask a Widows 8 question! You asked for a touch tablet to draw with and I gave you the best answer.
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    You will probably find the Windows 8 Pro tablet PCs to have pressure sensitive styluses as well as screens. The Surface Pro is one example.

    Surface Pro: an in-depth look at Microsoft's super tablet | The Verge
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    according to the Engadget article, the pen tech is modified Wacom:

    Microsoft Surface Pro hands-on

    excerpts:

    Like the panel on the RT, it's optically bonded, meaning the LCD and touch panel comprise a single layer. As ever, that helps cut down on glare, so even if you're resting the tablet face-up on a table, you should be able to follow along with a movie or continue reading a document.


    But that optical bonding has a second benefit: it helps make for a more natural pen experience. Unlike with other pen-enabled tablets, where you might see air pockets in between the screen layers, this actually comes close to matching what it feels like to write on paper. In the few minutes we spent writing and drawing, we found we didn't have to apply much more pressure than we would if we were sketching on a pad of paper.


    The screen, which makes use of modified Wacom technology, is also smart enough that if you run the pen across the screen without applying any pressure no marks will show up; the algorithms can tell you didn't mean to write anything. Ditto for palm rejection. You might hesitate at first to rest the heel of your palm on the tablet while you're doodling, but you may as well get comfy: the tablet won't register any markings where your hand was.


    Additionally, you can flip the pen over and use it as an eraser, the way you would with a number 2 pencil. In OneNote, at least, the pen seems to be aware of what you mean to erase: after drawing an Engadget logo in blue ink, we started to erase it and after a few swipes, the whole thing disappeared from the screen. Clearly, the tablet knew we wanted to completely get rid of it. So, insofar as erasing digital markings can be tedious, we were glad the Surface saved us a little time.
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    Will the Surface Pro handle Photoshop and Illustrator..?

    I'm wondering if a beefier machine would be better, like the Lenovo Helix.

    Lenovo Helix convertible tablet/ultrabook debuts at CES 2013 - YouTube

    He also says it has a wacom digitizer, plus it has a i7 processor, larger screen, real keyboard, 10 hours battery, etc..

    This may be the norm for the next generation of ultrabook convertables (pen input)..

    My neighbor has a Surface RT, it seems very small.. Of course, this will be for my kids, they will adapt faster than I will.. I am typing this on an old clunky 17" Dell M6400...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3DPiper View Post
    Will the Surface Pro handle Photoshop and Illustrator..?

    I'm wondering if a beefier machine would be better, like the Lenovo Helix.

    Lenovo Helix convertible tablet/ultrabook debuts at CES 2013 - YouTube

    He also says it has a wacom digitizer, plus it has a i7 processor, larger screen, real keyboard, 10 hours battery, etc..

    This may be the norm for the next generation of ultrabook convertables (pen input)..

    My neighbor has a Surface RT, it seems very small.. Of course, this will be for my kids, they will adapt faster than I will.. I am typing this on an old clunky 17" Dell M6400...
    It might be able to handle Photoshop and Ilustrator, but no Premier.
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