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Wacom quietly releases two new pen displays

Without fanfare, Wacom has posted two new pen displays for sale on their website. The DTU-2231 and DTU-1631 are part of their “specialty industries” line. Not focused on graphic design like the Cintiq line, but more than adequate for most on-screen pen input needs, such as signing, editing and annotating documents.


Both feature 512 levels of pressure sensitivity, a DVI-I pass-thru connection to mirror the display to a projector or second monitor (VGA-compatible), ideal for presentations, an internal scaler for viewing at the native resolution regardless of the incoming signal resolution, two USB ports, anti-glare surface, and incline adjustment up to 72 degrees. The larger DTU-2231 features a 21.5″ diagonal at 1920 x 1080 resolution, while the DTU-1631 is 15.6″ at 1366 x 768. Prices are $1,899 and $1,249, respectively.

Via Slashgear

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6 Comments

  1. Jan

    05/14/2010 at 10:48 am

    just add decent OS, pinch of storage memory and you have a nice slate with active digitizer lol

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  2. ChrisRS

    05/14/2010 at 10:55 am

    It look limke this wouikld be more tha adequate for AutoCAD drafting.

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  3. Regular Reader

    05/14/2010 at 3:21 pm

    Help me understand. So I plug one of these into a windows pc and then I can write on this device with the pen. correct? Can I use this device to take notes with MS OneNote?

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    • Sumocat

      05/14/2010 at 3:32 pm

      Yes, that’s right. It basically adds a pen-only Tablet PC interface to your system, minus the mobility (so don’t plan on using it away from your desk).

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  4. Jeff Jackson

    05/17/2010 at 12:04 pm

    > Prices are $1,899 and $1,249, respectively.

    And this is why tablet PCs have been a market failure for the last decade. Wacom is the only company to make a usable active digitizer (see ntrig’s never ending problems on Dell) and they don’t want tablet PCs interfering with their market niche. As a result even the lowest end tablet PC’s have had the specs of sub-$400 notebooks that sold for $1000 and north. And even then, the tablet panels in Tablet PCs are gimped versions (256 pressure levels, no tilt, etc.) with gimped drivers (no pressure sensitivity in photoshop, or pressure sensitivity that breaks something else, like touch or screen rotating, etc.).

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    • ChrisRS

      05/17/2010 at 2:24 pm

      Not entirely true. A very few models has had decent processers and good graphics. The Gateway C-140 Series were quite usable. It was the manufactuer’s idea to give portability, (Light weight and Battery life) such a premium. The larger, heavier, more powerful units were often less expensive than the thin and light models. It was often cheaper to purchase a TabletPC than a Wacom Cintiq. My understanding is the pressure sensitivity was supported in PS. The fact that manufactures chose to provide subminimal support and drive updates is not All Wacom’s Fault.

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