Jul 2, 2014

List of Wacom Based Digitizer Pen Tablets

For a long time I have been a convertible tablet enthusiast and have blogged about several systems.  Each tablet has strengths and weaknesses but the ones I particularly like are the ones with digitizer pen input.  There are several pen technologies available, and the purpose of this page is to track Wacom tablets.

  • Systems:
    • Slate tablet: a tablet that lacks a keyboard attachment.
    • Hybrid tablet: a tablet that can attach/detach an I/O module (usually a keyboard+touchpad+ports).
    • Convertible tablet: a tablet that has a permanent keyboard attachment and the screen rotates in order to form a slate-like tablet. 
  • Tablet Accessory:
    • Interactive Pen Tablet (IPT): A computer attachment that has an interactive surface, and is usually connected via USB. 
    • Interactive Pen Display (IPD): A computer attachment that has an interactive surface and displays graphics on the drawing surface.
  • Other:
    • Digitizer: An electronic pen-like input device that usually offers pressure sensitivity, hover state, palm rejection/cancellation, and several function buttons.  The digitizer may or may not have battery.  There are many methods for digitizer communcation, such as: Electro Magnetic Resonance (EMR), Ultra Sound,  magnetic force lines, and other electro magnetic methods.  Many digitizer systems have modes that allow finger touch to be on/off, digitizer on/off, or a combination (palm rejection) [1, 2]. Examples: Wacom Penabled, Wacom Intuos Pro Pen, N-Trig DuoSense 1 and 2 pens, Synaptics active pen, Atmel maxStylus mXTS100 and mXTS200  (also rebranded as HP Executive Tablet Pen), Anoto Live Pen 1, Hitachi, UC-Logic, and EPOS/Qualcomm pen, Sharp PN-ZL01 and PN-ZL02 Aquos Board Pens, and rebranded digitizers like Samsung's S Pen (which are Wacom pens), and lastly Hanvon's ERT/EMR technology.  Generally digitizers have a tip of about 1 mm, although some are much larger (such as the Sharp Aquos board pens--this latter pen also has an "eraser" accessory), and in some cases the pen tips can be replaced.  There's also this Panasonic summary.
    • Stylus: A pen-like input device that is not electronic.  A stylus can work as a mouse pointer and may emulate a finger touch, however it generally does not have "hover" state tracking.  In a way, the stylus is actually not always necessary for the function of the interactive surface, sometimes applied pressure is sufficient (as in the case of resistive touch panels where one can use a fingernail instead of the stylus).  The pen tip radius of "capacitive" styluses may be as big as similar to that of a finger's touch, and may sometimes go as low as 2 mm--texture wise they are "gummy/bouncy".  The pen tips of "resistive" styluses may be as low as 1 mm.  Generally capacitive screens do not offer pressure levels, but resistive screens sometimes do have pressure sensitivity.  Examples: Nintendo DS stylus, Palm stylus, iPad/Android tablet capacitive pens, Wacom Intuous Creative Stylus, 2mm iPad/tablet like "touch" pens, Nvidia Directstylus 2.
    • Touch screen: accepts input of a user's touch via resistive, conductive, or capacitive methods.  These methods usually involve some kind of array/grid of sensors via a transparent overlay, via processing of an optical signal across a screen, via transducers, resistive stripes, and many others.  On a side note, companies like Wacom, N-Trig, and Synaptics make touch screens that DO and DO NOT support digitizers.
    • Digitizer/Stylus Hybrid: A pen that has elements of digitizer and stylus.  Example: Ten One Design Pogo Connect, Evernote Jot Script.
    • Pen Capture Devices: A system that captures the analog pen movement and turns such into digital.  Examples: Wacom Inkling, DigiMemo, Apen A4.

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Asus Eee Note EA-800
Asus Eee Slate B121
Asus Eee Slate EP121
Asus VivoTab 11.6" (TF810C-C2-GR)
Asus VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA)
Dell Latitude 10 Tablet (NOT Essentials model)
ErenEben T1
ErenEben T2
ErenEben T3
ErenEben T4
ErenEben T5
ErenEben T6
ErenEben T7
ErenEben T8
Fujitsu LifeBook T725
Fujitsu LifeBook T731
Fujitsu LifeBook T732
Fujitsu LifeBook T734
Fujitsu LifeBook T901
Fujitsu LifeBook T902
Fujitsu LifeBook T904 / TH90
Fujitsu LifeBook T935
Fujitsu LifeBook TH701
Fujitsu Stylistic/Arrows Q584 / QH55
Fujitsu Stylistic/Arrows Q704 / QH77
General Dynamics Itronix Duo-Touch
General Dynamics Itronix Duo-Touch II
HP EliteBook 2740p
HP EliteBook 2760p
HP HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HP Pro x2 612 G1
HP TouchSmart TM2
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen (2014)
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet (X200T)
Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet (X201T)
Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet (X220T)
Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Tablet (X230T)
Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet (X60T)
Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet (X61T)
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (12.5 inch version)
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 (ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14 in support page has WinTab driver.--but I'm uncertain.)
Lenovo ThinkVision LT1423p
Microsoft Surface 2/Pro 2
Microsoft Surface RT/Pro
Modbook Pro Mac OS X
Modbook Pro X (15.4" Retina)
Modbook Pro Windows
Motion Computing J3400, J3500, J3600
Motion Computing LE1600
Motion Computing LE1700
Motion Computing LS800
Motion Computing M1200, M1300, M1400
Motion Computing Motion C5te
Motion Computing Motion F5t, C5T
Motion Computing Motion F5te
Motion Computing Motion R12
Panasonic Toughbook CF-19MK3
Panasonic Toughbook CF-19MK5
Panasonic Toughbook CF-19MK7 (dualtouch)
Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1
Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2
Panasonic Toughbook CF-H1
Panasonic Toughbook CF-H2 Field & Health
Panasonic Toughbook H2
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1 MK2
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 MK1
PocketBook CAD Reader
Samsung ATIV Q
Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T / Tab 5
Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T
Samsung ATIV Tab 3
Samsung ATIV Tab 7
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (note that it has Synaptics tech[touch])
Samsung Galaxy Note I/1, II/2, III/3, IV/4 (and Neo)
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Samsung Series 7 Slate
Toshiba Portege Z10T
Toshiba Portege Z15T-A1210
Toshiba REGZA Tablet AT703 / EXCITE AT10PE-A-105
Toshiba WT310-106
Wacom Bamboo Pad (USB, Wireless)
Wacom Cintiq 13HD
Wacom Cintiq 22HD
Wacom Cintiq 22HD Touch
Wacom Cintiq 24HD
Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch
Wacom Cintiq Companion
Wacom Cintiq Companion 2
Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid
Wacom DTF-720
Wacom DTH-2242
Wacom DTK-2241
Wacom DTU-1031
Wacom DTU-1631
Wacom DTU-2231
Wacom Intuos 3
Wacom Intuos 4 (S/L/M/XL)
Wacom Intuos 5 Pro Pen & Touch (S/M/L)
Wacom Intuos 5 Pro Pen & Touch (Special Edition)
Wacom Intuos Manga
Wacom Intuos Pen (S)
Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch (S/M)

EAS e Reader lists Stylus Onyx M92 en Pocketbook 912, which is compatible with Hanvon e-readers and Pocketbook (912, 903, 612, 603) may be a Wacom compatible digitizer.  However, Hanvon technology looks like Wacom technology, but it's not!  Here's a list of Hanvon digitizer devices.

The list will continue growing. If there are tablets missing, of there is a need for a correction, please let me know in the comments. Thank you.


  1. Hi great list. Any chance you could add screen size and release date columns? thanks.

    1. Screen size, possibly. Release dates... unlikely because sometimes this data is very hard to come by. As we progress with the list over time I will likely not add old systems and only new ones will be added... so over time this will become closer to chronological order.

    2. Sounds good. I'm always trying to keep up with this and am currently in the market for a tablet that has i5, and at least12.5 screen, and can run full photoshop, but I'd rather not have to go through all the comps with atom or i3's that can't really perform well enough. Thanks for the list though, and screen sizes would definitely be a bonus.

  2. This list might be helpful for screen size and other info, but it is more than just Wacom devices.

    1. That's a very neat table with lots of useful details. I'll check on it from time to time.

  3. This is a great list and great job. It looks like you might add screen size, just wondering if the processor can also be added. Since that is a critical part of making a decision on any computer.

    1. In the future I'll refresh the list with some of those details.

  4. Is the Dell venue pro wacom compatible?

    1. As far as I'm aware that's a Synaptics Active Pen system. http://www.jessebandersen.com/2014/07/list-of-other-based-digitizer-pen.html

  5. By the way, when I meant processor that was to know dual core, quad core, core i5 etc...

  6. Can you expound on "penabled" a bit more? I am looking at the Vivotab Smart, but need something that I can rest my palm on while writing notes. All other articles I have seen do not mention anything about Wacom, nor do the specs on ASUS website. I just am not sure I quite understand "penabled".

    1. In simple terms... Wacom Penabled is a digitizer technology that many Tablet PCs support. This same technology is what many Samsung S-pen devices also use. A Penabled pen only works with tablets that have a compatible Wacom Penabled panel-- as a side note the Penabled technology usually tracks levels of pressure ranging from 256 to 1024 levels. There are other Wacom technologies, such as "Pro Pen" (also known as "Grip Pen"), which also need a specific panel to work with. The Pro Pen technology usually supports 2048 levels of pressure. Penabled technologies do not, in my experience, track Tilt XY (a pen's angle), but the Pro Pen ones can--this is an important features for Electro Magnetic Resonance (EMR) devices (both Penabled and Pro Pen by Wacom use EMR) and can be used to reduce parallax.

      You can check some images and read more at:

      Now, generally companies do a horrendous job at displaying whether they support Penabled, ProPen, some N-Trig variance, Atmel, etc. So, this is one reason why I begun creating these "lists." Hopefully it saves people some time.

      Other pen technologies and compatible devices:

    2. Thanks for your response. This is much more clear. So, what type of pen should I get with the "penabled" tablets and do they have palm-rejection? Kudos on the site. Great information for any tablet buyer.

    3. There is palm rejection in Penabled technology. Now, as to which pen... the Excel spreadsheet has information about Penabled systems, and if you scroll to the right then you can view of the compatible pen, and maybe an alternative looking pen. Even though some pens may look different they can be of the same technology, Penabled, therefore they will also work for a given tablet.

    4. Thanks alot. Didn't know you could scroll over on the spreadsheet. It looks weird in my browser.

    5. I did a little digging and spoke with ASUS technical people and they said that there is no stylus made for the Vivotab Smart and that it only uses a capacitive stylus. They were unaware of any Wacom stylus that would work with the tablet and said there is no palm-rejection. Has anyone actually tested it?

    6. You have never specified which Asus tablet. There are several Asus tablets and some support digitizers and others don't.

    7. I am looking at the Vivotab Smart 10.1 (see first post)

    8. It looks like I messed up on this one. According to Wacom the currently supported Asus tablets are: Asus Eee Slate B121, VivoTab (excluding VivoTab RT and VivoTab Smart), and VivoTab Note 8. Based on such info the VivoTab Smart 10.1 would not be supported. I will have to update the list.

      I might have initially added the VivoTab Smart 10.1 because there are listing in Alibaba for parts which include a "digitizer touch" panel.

  7. You might want to include Pipo.Pipo W5 version comes with an IPS technology at a good price.