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active pen for Spectre x360 15

Product Name: HP Spectre x360 Convertible
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

is there an active pen available for the Spectre 15?

 

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Re: active pen for Spectre x360 15

under support, software & drivers, spectre x360 15t, firmware:

http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-spectre-15-ap000-x360-convertible-pc/9256669/model/10193271#Z7_3054ICK0K8UDA0AQC11TA930O2

 

Titled HP Touch Controller Firmware Uupdate, 1.00,A,1 Rev.A 

 

Another posted said to extract the files from the executable (I used winrar, he used 7-zip; I figure any zip app can do it), then run the bat file.  Works now!!!

 

I find the Dell stylus much more responsive than the HP stylus.

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Re: active pen for Spectre x360 15

Yes  Check out the HP store online or buy one from a vendor. Just do a Google search for HP Active pen.

 

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Re: active pen for Spectre x360 15

supposedly, any Synaptics active stylus pen will work.  I have both the Dell and HP Active Styluses.  Both work fine on the 13 inch model.  But the 15 inch model is NOT working; it will not recognize either stylus.  a firmware driver stating that it fixes the pen issue was posted this past weekend, but it fails to install properly.  So, don't rush to buy a pen yet - it'll just collect dust until the fix is fixed.

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Re: active pen for Spectre x360 15

Hi jjh42, thanks for the info.

Just so I'm clear, the current state of play is that the hardware is in place for a synaptics active pen, but the drivers aren't there yet. I wasn't sure on the hardware side as I couldn't find any pen settings...

Where did you get the drivers?

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Re: active pen for Spectre x360 15

under support, software & drivers, spectre x360 15t, firmware:

http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-spectre-15-ap000-x360-convertible-pc/9256669/mode...

 

Titled HP Touch Controller Firmware Uupdate, 1.00,A,1 Rev.A 

 

Another posted said to extract the files from the executable (I used winrar, he used 7-zip; I figure any zip app can do it), then run the bat file.  Works now!!!

 

I find the Dell stylus much more responsive than the HP stylus.

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Re: active pen for Spectre x360 15

many thanks,

 

based on this I went out and got a Dell 'Venue Active Stylus' apparently compatible with Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro, and about £22 - so no big loss if it didnt work.

 

I tried your trick with the unzipping the drivers and running the batch file

 

end result - I now have pen computing!

 

for the record the model I have is:

 

HP Spectre x360 - 15-ap005na (ENERGY STAR)

Model #: T1D62EA

 

I want the pen interface so I can make simple sketches in one note. I cannot comment on pressure sensitivity, but the accuracy seems pretty good.

 

with regards

 

Richard

 

 

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Re: active pen for Spectre x360 15

@ricksum

 

Can you tell me the part number of the Venue active stylus and where you purchased it from?

 

I am looking for one as well and the reviews on the A03 model are good.

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Re: active pen for Spectre x360 15

The pen I bought came from Amazon.co.uk

 

 the description was:

 

DELL 750-AAHC - ACTIVE STYLUS - VENUE 11 PRO (7140)

 

Hope this helps

 

R

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ricksum wrote:

The pen I bought came from Amazon.co.uk

 

 the description was:

 

DELL 750-AAHC - ACTIVE STYLUS - VENUE 11 PRO (7140)

 

Hope this helps

 

R


It does. I just ordered one.

 

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Re: active pen for Spectre x360 15

hi, i have a spectre 360 x 13-4102tu

Model #: N8L41PA

 

I have a DELL active pen (Dell Active Stylus Pen Digitizer For Venue 8/11 Pro Tablet REV A01)....do you know how i can get it working?.

It seems to register on the screen ...ie allows me to highlight tabs ...but i cant do anything else.

 

I can't seem to get to the firmware link on this thread either.....do i need that (how can i get it)?.

 

please help?

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