Today's artist is not limited to pencil and paper. The digitization of the world has long been a part of the creative crowd and with the availability of touch screen laptopstoday even the most amateur can get a taste of expressing art directing into digital form.
Most artists, or anybody for that matter, have the foresight to purchase a laptop designed specifically with touch screen technology. And while many computers have the life expectancy of two to five years, most people don't have the inclination to fork over extra money for a new laptop. Most people simply didn't know there exist such a feature.
Regardless of your specific situation, anyone who desires the touch screen laptop functionality now can have it for less than two hundred dollars by the way of the TabletLaptop by NAVIsis. It allows for the touch screen functionality as an add-on option.
The minimum PC requirements are easy enough that only the dinosaurs of computers won't be able to meet. In fact, if you have a laptop any less than the minimum requirements, and you would like to upgrade, just go out and buy a new laptop. They aren't even expensive these days. But back to the point, most Windows home operating systems with a Pentium 500MHz or equivalent will do. The input is the later version USB 1.1 so every machine with a USB will do and an optical disk drive for the CD.
Some of the cool features are programmed to work integrated with Microsoft products. For example, in Microsoft Outlook, the add-on allows for creating and sending handwritten emails. The device is easy to install and allows for all the standard features of a touch screen laptop or tablet pc such as dynamically manage and control objects and applications without the need for a mouse.
The main complaint observable is that it further complicates the intended mobility of a laptop. The website promises a compact design, and as compact it can be, there is a physical size requirement that no amount of innovation, to today's knowledge, can eliminate. An effective detriment the laptops purpose of being portable.
Some specific design problems as differentiates the add-on from acting completely like a true native touch screen tablet. These laptops, such as the Toshiba touch screen laptop, offer a swivel screen that flips and twists and folds backwards that an ordinary laptop with an add-on cannot. Being able to fold backwards allows the user to write on the screen much more intuitively than a regular laptop screen.