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Drawn to life on Wacom's digital canvas

"Interactive pen display" actually lets you draw on the screen.


In the next few months, markets in Asia and Europe will get a 12.1-inch widescreen tablet that plugs into a USB port and is fanless, silent and won't burn your thighs. It doesn't come with a keyboard, but it does come with a spiffy 1,024-pressure pen. And you don't even need to spend money on future upgrading because it doesn't need RAM or an operating system.

If you haven't already guessed, we aren't describing any ordinary tablet PC--we're talking about a real drawing tablet. Wacom's Cintiq 12WX is a smaller version of the 21.3-inch version that's already on the market in the United States and elsewhere. It is an interactive pen display, which means it's really high-end: Instead of penning on a tablet that's on a table while awkwardly relating your handiwork to the riffraff on the computer monitor, the 12WX lets you draw directly on the screen, all in a portable device. Now that's a cool canvas.

(Source: Crave Asia)