Tablets like the Surface Pro 4 come with stylus/pens, and Microsoft has announced that the next version of Windows is going to include more drawing capabilities.
A post on Microsoft’s official Windows Blog spells out what’s coming:
Windows Ink [is] an all-new experience, putting the power of Windows in the tip of your pen. Windows Ink enables you to write on your device as you do on paper, creating sticky notes, drawing on a whiteboard, and easily sharing your analog thoughts in the digital world. Windows Ink is integrated into apps like Maps, Microsoft Edge, and Office.
We look forward to making Windows Ink available in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer and expect to see broad adoption of Windows Ink in devices this year.
Wacom Is On Board with Windows Ink
Microsoft went on to announce:
Wacom, a leader in digital pen hardware, has signed an agreement with Microsoft to create and produce Windows Ink capable solutions for the ecosystem. This will help provide customers with the best end-2-end Windows Ink experience. By combining Windows Ink technology, learnings from Surface and Wacom DNA into a high quality writing instrument built for Windows Ink, customers have an easy choice when they need an accessory pen. Customers should expect the pen to be available at retailers like Best Buy this holiday season.