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Toshiba M750 With Wacom Capacitive Multi-Touch Demoed On Video



IMAG0010 Shogmaster came through for us again, this time getting one on one time with a prototype Toshiba M750 Tablet PC running Wacom’s new capacitive touch digitizer. The demo was done using a custom program written to showcase the Wacom capacitive touch. No word on when this might be coming, but it tells us where Toshiba is headed in regards to choosing a digitizer provider, and that Wacom has something working. We are getting close to having more options, folks.

Video and pictures after the break.


Click the images for a higher res shot. Video on the way.

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  1. Ben

    01/11/2009 at 1:44 am

    Do you have any word if wacom’s capacitive touch solution also provides stylus capabilities like their current digitizers? It would be wonderful to get both capacitive touch and pen input in 1 package.

  2. Fredrik

    01/11/2009 at 2:36 am

    If you look at the bottom photo showing a screencap of the M750´s device manager it says that this is Wacom Penabled dual touch so this is clearly both a finger and pen based touch device :)

  3. Ben

    01/11/2009 at 3:56 am

    Fred: Heh, sorry, I didn’t actually look that closely at the pictures.

    Anyway, I’m happy about that, and will be looking forward to some more convertibles and slates using it. =)

  4. davidm

    01/11/2009 at 9:29 am

    You mean to say companies will be providing “new” features as they become mainstream??!?!? Amazing!

  5. xmangerm

    01/11/2009 at 1:29 pm

    This tech looks to be very promising in the near future.

  6. Shogmaster

    01/11/2009 at 11:24 pm

    Bad news guys. Despite the picture of the Device Manager, it did NOT have the active EMG digitizer in it. They DON’T have plans to include both, which I promptly freaked out over and drew surprised reaction from the poor Toshiba Engineer from the video (yes, the chap accidentally giving us the middle finger throughout the video).

    Perhaps my reaction will change their minds, but so far, I’m not so sure about their plans with capacitive touch.

  7. Shogmaster

    01/11/2009 at 11:25 pm

    Oops, I meant EMR, not “EMG”.

  8. Sumocat

    01/12/2009 at 8:29 am

    Ugh. That’s not bad news; it’s abysmal. I like capacitive touch, but a desktop-style OS requires cursor control, and nothing beats an active digitizer for that. Furthermore, capacitive multi-touch is great if you’re sitting down or using a one-handed device, but you’re bound to trigger something unintentionally if you’re a moving around with a capacitive multi-touch tablet. Not good for mobility.

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