Wacom has been making all sorts of pen tablets for artists and other users for a long time. The latest product from the company is a bit different than some of its other offerings and is called the DTU-1031. Rather than being a blank piece of plastic that you can draw or write on that forces you to look at your computer display to see what you’re putting down, this is an actual touchscreen monitor.
The screen of the monitor is 10.1-inches and has a resolution of 1280 x 800. The product gets connectivity and power from a USB cable. The little display uses a stylus that needs no battery and supports 512 levels of pressure sensitivity. Using the pen you can make annotations on just about anything you can think of and you computer will accept handwriting.
The product is designed to work with various electronic form software including Wacom’s own software offering and SoftPro SignDoc and xyzmo SIGNificant. The display has a stand that allows you to view it at angles of 15 or 20°. Users that prefer can also lay the screen flat on the desktop surface.
The display also includes integrated AES encryption for security. The device measures 12.2 x 8.3 x 0.6-inches and has four user assignable express keys. The worst part about this product is the price tag. Wacom is asking $749 with the shipping date set for April.