I'm often asked, which tablet works best when filling out an Active Ink form? A tablet with a touch screen or an active digitizer? After having used several different tablets over the last 12 months, the answer depends on your data input requirements. If most of your data entry needs involves tapping on a check box or selecting a drop down combo box, a touch screen tablet is sufficient. If most of your data entry needs involves text entry via the pen stylus and requires the handwriting recognizer to convert your handwriting to text, then the tablet with the active digitizer is the better choice.