It's been a hot minute since we've seen a flashy new pen tablet from Genius, but the outfit is getting set to unload a new duo onto the market for artists looking to get their penmanship directly onto the LCD. The G-Pen M712 and M609 both arrive with Vista / Mac-compatible software, sport 4,000 LPI resolutions and come with rolling pads at the top for scrolling, zooming and adjusting volume. As for the M609, expect a screen size of 9- x 5.5-inches (wide) / 7.25- x 5.5-inches (standard) and 26 hot keys, while the M712 offers up a bit more real estate at 12- x 7.25-inches (wide) / 9.5- x 7.25-inches (standard) and includes 34 hot keys. Look for 'em both to land real soon for $195 and $249, respectively. Full release waiting after the jump.

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Genius introduces G-Pen M712 / M609 pen tablets



GENIUS ANNOUNCES TWO NEW MULTIMEIDA TABLETS FOR THE CREATIVE TYPE
– NOW THAT IS GENIUS!

The G-Pen M609 and G-Pen M712 offer more multimedia functions than most tablets on the market and have a 4000 LPI resolution for the best graphic design and performance


MIAMI – Genius (www.geniusnetusa.com), a brand division of KYE Systems Corp., today announced two new additions to the company's extensive line up of digital tablets, the G-Pen M609 and G-Pen M712, for graphic designers and artists. Both are dual-mode and come with extensive multimedia functions that make creativity a breeze. Plug and play ready, both G-Pen's come with both Window's Vista and Mac software. The unique dual-mode feature, which can switch the screen from wide to standard and back again, and the high resolution (4,000 LPI), make these new multimedia tablets the ultimate canvas for serious designers.

Available in two sizes, the G-Pen M609's screen size is 9" x 5.5" (wide) / 7.25" x 5.5" (standard); while the sophisticated G-Pen M712 is a bit bigger with a screen size that measures 12" x 7.25" (wide) / x 9.5" x 7.25" (standard). The G-Pen M712 (34 hot keys) has eight more "fast shortcut keys" than the M609 (26 hot keys). The fast shortcut keys are used to access Office, the internet and Vista or Mac functions. Both come with rolling pads at the top of the tablet (scroll, zoom, volume) and hot keysthat can use when creating, writing and drawing, sketching and signing emails, and both come with stylish design, top class digital, cordless pen.
The G-Pen M712 is priced at $249.00 (MSRP) and comes with PhotoShop Elements 5.0, PhotoImpact 12SE, Macro Key Manager and Office Ink/Free Notes, the G-Pen M609 comes with all the same software, except PhotoElements 5.0, and is priced at $195.00 (MSRP). Interested shoppers can go to New Egg.com, Amazon.com, Tiger Direct, Buy.com or other retailers and distributors listed at http://www.geniusnetusa.com/buy.php.