I know that there are tablets and also some laptops/notebooks for which they have touch screen. Now my question is that: are there any cheap external touching pad or board (for instance 15-inch or like a4 or a5 paper size) together with a pen and probably with a wire/or wireless connecting to my (non-touch screen) laptop, that I can write and draw over it, and see its results on my laptop screen.

If there are, what is its name?


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The best collection of words I can find appear to be "Drawing Monitor Tablets" which doesn't always exclude those without displays. Read carefully any you might select as they could be a high end digitizing tablet but no display. Having a display (monitor/screen) as part of the tablet makes graphics editing a bit easier, but the prices usually reflect this.

Amazon has many and Wacom is a popular product line:

wacom tablet

Larger sizes command higher prices, of course, but offer higher native resolution to go along with fine detail entry at lower zoom figures.

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    Wacom is anything but cheap, but that's THE brand for drawing AFAIK.
    – jaskij
    Mar 20, 2020 at 11:01

Here's a few options for you, both Touchpads and Graphic Drawing Tablets.

  • your suggestions are very small size?! My goal is to use that pad as an educational/teaching tool to be able to write my lecture with pen on it.
    – asad
    Mar 20, 2020 at 18:37
  • There's cheap, and then there's large. Large digitizer devices are spendy.
    – K7AAY
    Mar 25, 2020 at 23:56

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