Is this device available on the market?


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Oct2-10, 10:59 PM
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I wonder if this is available on the market. I would like to have a ''digital notepad'' with a computer screen on which I would be writing with a digital pen (with a screen 8 1/2 '' x 11 '' in size or about). Whenever I look for a ''digital notepad'' or a ''digital tablet'' I get devices where one must write on ordinary paper and the text is digitally stored. But I want to be able to edit my text ''on the go'' i.e. erase, move or insert text as I go along. And I want to be able to scroll and read what I had written earlier. I want to be able to do that without having to connect to my computer.

Is that type of device available on the market?

Thanks in advance!

Patrick
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Oct2-10, 11:25 PM
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A tablet computer?
Or an iPad
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Oct11-10, 04:29 AM
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Yeah, I could do that with my Palm Tungsten TX years ago.

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Oct11-10, 07:33 AM
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Is this device available on the market?


Ipad is the best bet
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Oct25-10, 02:23 AM
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yeah,indeed.
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Oct25-10, 02:18 PM
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I was doing this on my Sony Clie years (we're talking 7 years) ago. It also had the ability to convert what you wrote to typed font format.

iPads are currently the top for that sort of thing I believe.
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Oct26-10, 04:39 AM
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HP have a new tablet computer with a in-built WACOM digitiser and a stylus, that's your best bet. The iPad is too restrictive.
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Dec23-10, 11:20 PM
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Quote Quote by ukgaryb View Post
HP have a new tablet computer with a in-built WACOM digitiser and a stylus, that's your best bet. The iPad is too restrictive.
Before you do that run the compatibilty check. I just upgraded to 64 win 7 only to find out my HP printer won't work, no drivers. Anybody want to buy a used Photosmart 7150?
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Dec24-10, 05:40 AM
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You can bluff the drivers in Windows 7, PM me if you really want help with it and I'll try and give you the way I got around the problem with mine. You never know, it may help you as well.
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Dec30-10, 01:28 AM
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Quote Quote by Claref View Post
Before you do that run the compatibilty check. I just upgraded to 64 win 7 only to find out my HP printer won't work, no drivers. Anybody want to buy a used Photosmart 7150?
HP has 64-bit drivers for most of its models. I have two HP printers; one is 5 years old, the other is 9 years old, and neither worked with Windows 7 Ultimate when I upgraded last week.

They work now, because I downloaded and installed HP's 64-bit drivers for both of them.
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Mar2-11, 05:56 PM
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There are now an assortment of tablets that can do this. Along with this, there are also touch-capacitive styluses on the market that work with any touchscreen. However, you will notice your diagrams/notes will be a lot messier than traditional paper.
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Apr7-11, 10:24 AM
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Quote Quote by Xitami View Post
I want it ;(
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Apr8-11, 12:11 PM
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Lenovo makes some stellar tablets. I find that while writing my class notes on my x61 is fantastic, what sets it apart from the ipad is I can flip it around and use a fully functioning keyboard if I need to say, write a word document, web-search, or quickly navigate documents and folders.


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