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  • Infinite Z Launches zSpace Virtual Holographic 3D Display for Designers - zSpace 3D viewer combines stereoscopic display with trackable eyewear, laser-based stylus to easily navigate, grab, slice, carve, zoom, explore models, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Dec 9, 2011

  • Fully Reviewed: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet - affordable sketching tool with pressure sensitive stylus, multitouch display, Jeffrey Matthias, SolidSmack, Nov 29, 2011

  • Infinite Z's zSpace - 24" 1920x1080 LCD monitor runs at 120Hz, works with Space Navigator mice, view 3D model as 3D image, interact with drawings using wired stylus, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Nov 29, 2011

  • Shake Your Money Makin' Graphic Hands. The New Wacom Cintiq 21UX is Here video or audio - 180 degree rotating 21.3″ TFT display with 16 programmable button layout, finger sensitive touch-strip, reduced activation force, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 1, 2010

  • Wacom Multitouch and SolidWorks 2010 - Wacom Bamboo tablet is of limited use in SolidWorks 2010, despite claims of being touch-enabled, can scale pictures with two finger gestures, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Dec 17, 2009

  • Notebookzilla vs TinyTablet - small sized HP tc4400 convertible tablet runs SolidWorks, has XP Tablet OS, built in wireless network, Bluetooth, pen interface, more, Matt Writes, Sep 27, 2007

  • Put Pen to Screen - combination of LCD monitor and digitizer, Wacom Cintiq 21UX lets you draw sketches with pencil, available with a basic pen and three nibs, more, Mike Hudspeth, Desktop Engineering, April 2007

  • Preliminary Design Tools - important tools for AEC industry: Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Sketch Book Pro 2, Wacom Cintiq, Scan2CAD, IDEAL Scanners & Systems, PlanTracer, Google SketchUp 5, AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop 2007, Autodesk Building Systems 2007, ArchiCAD 10, Form·Z 6, and Rhino, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, July 1, 2006 (more Adobe Photoshop reviews, Sketch Book Pro reviews, tablet pc reviews, Scan2CAD reviews, IDEAL Scanners reviews, PlanTracer reviews, SketchUp reviews, AutoCAD reviews, ADT reviews, ABS reviews, ArchiCAD reviews, Form·Z reviews, Rhino reviews)

  • Intuos3 12x12 Tablet - increased resolution, wide software support, high-quality construction, and many pointing devices, highly recommended by Ron LaFon, Cadalyst Management, May 1, 2006

  • Mini Tablet Targets Wider Market - Motion Computing's lightweight miniature Tablet PC has the computing power to handle CAD programs so it can be used by engineers to sketch solutions or as a reference tool for looking up design schematics, Daniel Robinson, Computing, July 11, 2005

  • PC Workstations: Input Devices - upgrades for your keyboards, mice and input devices will increase your performance, Robert Jamieson, MCAD Online, June 14, 2005

  • Adesso CyberTablet 8600 - Pressure - Sensitive Digitizer Tablet - it offers 3084 lines per inch resolution, 512 points of pressure graduation, 0.42 mm pen accuracy and 0.32" proximity reading height, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst Management, June 1, 2005

  • Wacom Intuos3 - the Intuos3 comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2, Corel painter Essentials and other ultimedia applications, Chris Hipp & Dan Rodd, Computer Graphics World, May 2005

  • AEC From the Ground Up - Top Tools for Preliminary DesignTools for Preliminary Design - various tools that can help the architect with preliminary design include Wacom Cintiq, Alias Sketch Book Pro, Photoshop, Plan Tracer, SketchUp, form Z 5.0, Autodesk VIZ, 3ds max, Alias Maya and Studio, ArchiCAD, Architectural Desktop and Revit, for preliminary design, H.Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst AEC, April 1, 2005

  • Every Architect Should Have a Tablet PC - a tablet PC can enhance your productivity - and creativity -  in the office and in the field, Joel Orr, AECnews.com, February 9, 2005

  • New Line of Pen Tablets by Adesso Kicks Off Series on Innovations in Digitizer Tablets - Lynda Rutledge, Solid Edge Community, February 1, 2005 (requires free registration)

  • Waiting For More Smart Software - Tablet PCs might reach their true potential if there were more CAD-related software, such as Alias' SketchBook Pro and Autodesk's AutoSketch, developed for the hardware, Business Week Online, September 27, 2004

  • AEC From the Ground Up: Multimedia Presentation Tools - reviews of SketchUp 4.0, Autodesk VIZ 5, form*Z 4.0, SketchBook Pro 1.1, Toshiba Tablet PC, Wacom Cintiq, QuadriSpace Presenter and Presenter Pro and ArchVision's RPC, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, August 16, 2004

  • Take Your Work Anywhere - reviews of mobile workstations from Dell, HP and IBM; a Tablet PC; and Sharp's 3D notebook, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, July 1, 2004

  • A New Class of Computer - the new Gateway tablet PC is an excellent tool for creating digital animation and graphics, Mike Caputo, DigitalCAD, April 15, 2004

  • Graphire3 - Wacom tablet allows you to draw and edit with precision, although the pen is awkward for onscreen navigation, Jasmine France, ZDNet, October 31, 2003

  • Tablet PCs, the Next Generation - a second generation of tablets is hitting store shelves and one of the biggest improvement is that some of the new models use Intel's Centrino chipset, combining Pentium speed with built-in Wi-Fi networking and possibly better power management, ZDNet, September 16, 2003

  • The Digital Writing Pad: Tablet PCs - a roundup of tablets: Acer Travelmate C102Ti, Fujitsu Stylistic ST4120, HP Tablet PC TC 1000, Paceblade Pacebook Tablet PC, Toshiba Portégé 3500 and Viewsonic Tablet PC V1100, Tom's Hardware Guide, June 2, 2003

  • Essential Presentation Tools - reviews of software for AEC multimedia tasks (including tablet PC systems) examine SketchUp 2.1, Architectural Desktop 2004, Cubicspace rtre, QuadriSpace Presenter, Alias|Wavefront's Sketch Book Pro and Wacom's Cintiq interactive pen displays, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, May 2003

  • Tablet PCs: Good Investment or Just Hip Hardware? - for AEC professionals, tablet PCs have a lot of potential, but they need to be cheaper, lighter, more rugged and offer more software options, Deborah Snoonian and Sam Lubell, Architectural Record, May 2003

  • Tablet PCs, the Next Generation - a review of the Acer TravelMate C100, which offers decent sketching functionality for the designer despite its built-in limitations, Lance Ulanoff, PC Magazine, March 19, 2003

  • It's Tablet Time - a round-up of the latest tablet PCs, Brian Nadel, ZDNet, February 20, 2003

  • Motion Computing M1200 Tablet PC - a simple but functional tablet PC of the slate variety (no attached keyboard) that is easy to transport and easy to use, Brian Nadel, CNET, November 7, 2002

  • Tiresome Tablets - the Tablet PC is finally here - but it's the wrong technology, too late and too expensive, Maryfran Johnson, Computerworld, November 18, 2002

  • Will Wi-Fi Save Tablet PCs? - Tablet PCs are currently aimed at a niche market, but wireless technology may eventually enlarge that market, Brad Smith, Design News Online, November 18, 2002

  • Tablet PC: What Will it Do for You? - the new technology holds promise, but for better productivity stick with the old laptop and keyboard, David Berlind, ZDNet Tech Update, November 7, 2002

  • The Tablet PC Strives to Redefine - reviews six new Tablet PCs from Acer, Fujitsu, HP, Motion Computing, Toshiba and ViewSonic, Konstantinos Karagiannis, PC Magazine, November 7, 2002

  • Putting Pen to Tablet - Microsoft's new Windows XP Tablet PC Edition is a promising new tool for professionals on the go, Rebecca Freed, PC World, December 2002

  • Tablets: The Natural Way to Draw Digitally? - a look at direct-draw devices from the '60s to the dawn of the Tablet PC, Jeff Evans, CanadaComputes.com, September 18, 2002
  • ViewSonic Tablet PC V1100 - offers impressive handwriting recognition tools, but the device is heavy and lacks a keyboard, Daniel Robinson, IT Week, October 4, 2002
  • Tablet PCs Begin Slow Rollout - although early users give the pen input systems a thumbs up for some applications, widespread adoption is still far off, Matthew Hamblen, Computerworld, October 7, 2002
  • First Look at Microsoft's Tablet PC - this new device, which allows digital pen and ink input, does a fair job of converting handwriting into computer text, but much depends on the machine that runs the system, Russell Kay, Computerworld, August 26, 2002
  •  Looking at Display Devices - advice for CAD and AEC professionals on how to choose from among the plethora of available displays, including CRTs, LCDs and pressure-sensitive tablets, Tomas Hernandez Jr., Architectural Record, June 2002
  • Wacom Graphire2  - Susan Glinert, ZDNet, September 6, 2001
 
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