For years, adding a graphics tablet to a notebook or desktop was an option to enable some type of near-Tablet PC experience. Unfortunately, that type of hardware solution is only as good as the specific software that supports it. Craig Pringle illustrates how easy it was to use the native Tablet PC functionality in Vista without a true Tablet PC.
Using a Wacom Inspire tablet, Craig simply plugged in the Tablet to his Vista machine and installed the drivers. After a restart, Craig had access to the native Tablet features in Vista, such as pen flicks, the Tablet Input Panel and ink support in Windows Journal and OneNote. While many Tablet PC or graphics tablet owners are already used to this sort of setup, I hope that Microsoft shows the mainstream consumer how to "tabletize" their Vista workspace.