Originally Posted by MouseLuckyDog
Hello. I see you and I think a lot alike
Why are old models with digitizer going for a high price? Probably because they are Windows monstrosities, for more detailed info check my thread "Writable tablets". I think that the drivers for those types of pens were already available ( Windows ) so that's why you see them there.
The Thinkpad has a keyboard/case from what I've seen ( online ) comes close to the Asus. I agree that the Asus would be perfect if it came with a digitizer.
Here is a warning. The way a digitizer generally works is that there is a signal sent between pen and writing surface. So you will not be able to buy a digitizer and have it work with a tablet unless the tablet is designed to work with a digitizer.
I think in the coming months many tablet makers, including Asus, will be adding digitizers to their tablets. I have no real knowledge that they will, but I think the biggest untapped market for tablets are those that want digitizers. Low hanging fruit--so to speak.
So if you are willing to wait a little you may find many more.
Sorry seemed to have missed your reply all together.
Yup I agree there isn't much out there with true digitisers functionality, which is really a shame. I think thats going to stop me from getting the transformer.
I hear samsung note tablet due to come out soon has a pressure sensitive digitiser with it which seems promising but then again it doesnt have the keyboard and usb connectivity. Looks like I'll have to wait around and see what comes out rather then spend all my saving on something that doesnt meet my needs.
In the mean time my contract for my mobile is running out....I'm debating weather I should just get the samsung note. The more I read about it the more I want it. Will be kind of in between a tablet and mobile. And meet my needs until I good tablet comes out that I'lll really want. Maybe windows tablets will meet the mark...with technology moving so fast you never knows whats coming next.