Surface Pro uses Wacom?

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  1. Shogmaster

    Shogmaster Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Bamboo Stylus for EMR Tablets | Wacom

     
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  2. Steve B

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    What's interesting is that they show it on the page you link to, but not under the "compatability" page, which seems odd. The compatability page is missing quite a few current tablets that have Wacom, but it seems odd they didn't list the Surface Pro, since they mention it on the first page.... I'd like to see something from MS to really seal the deal, but its very positive.
     
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    That compatibility page is hardly ever updated.
     
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    can the wacom feel pen be used with all Wacom tablet PC's? I know generally this would be the case, but I get the impression this pen may be different from say a lifebook pen or axiotron?
     
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    <<...can the wacom feel pen be used with all Wacom tablet PC's?..>>

    ...First blush, it might not be compatible because the "Wacom Feel IT sensor" is mentioned. It's discussed as a new technology feature.

    <<...Surface Pro uses Wacom confirmed...>>

    ...Possibly, but is it possible that this Wacom pen is also compatible with non-Wacom technologies? I've been told that the Surface Pro pen will also work on Surface RT (person claimed to have actual, hands-on experience with this). Current UP and penabled Wacom pens do not work on the Surface RT. That may not prove anything, though...
     
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    This is just a rebranding of their Penabled Digitizer Pens....nothing more

    However, I am glad the Surface Pro is blessed with Wacom. It garantees my purchase of. Kind of glad I didn't plunk down for the Smart PC Pro.
     
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    I still kind of doubt that'll be the case; even the Surface Twitter is saying otherwise (not necessarily official, but I'd trust it more than a Store rep):

    "@bwinzenz Hey Ben, the Pen for the #Surface Pro will not work with RT. Surface Pro features a specific digitizer system."
    https://twitter.com/surface/status/275659057111646209

    "@MattstaNinja The Surface with Windows RT will use a capacitive pen only. Surface with Windows 8 Pro will use digitizer pens as well."
    https://twitter.com/surface/status/274313626507177984


    Also, glad to see it's Wacom. And is it just me or does that "Feel Carbon" pen look really nice? I've already got a ton of Wacom pens, but I might just have to try that too. :D
     
  8. excalibur1814

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    After only having the Surface RT for a few days I'm pretty sure that I'll go for the Pro once it hits as I SIMPLY CANNOT HELP MYSELF! :) ...and probably due to Wacom.
     
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    Wacom is great news as I just purchased a red Touch Cover for the Surface Pro!

    Yes, cart before horse.
     
  10. Steve S

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    <<...but I'd trust it more than a Store rep...>>

    ...This wasn't a store rep; this was a Redmond guy. HOWEVER, he would have been handling a prototype, so if the pen technology has changed, you could be right...

    One observation: The tip of this new Wacom pen sort of resembles the tip of the pen shown in the Surface Pro pictures; that could be a supporting clue...

    PS: One more thing; that availability date, 7 January... I wonder if there's anything special about that date (other than possibly CES)...???
     
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