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04-07-2015 05:10 PM
I just purchase a HP Spectre x360 and the HP Active pen from Best Buy. Great laptop but I have noticed that I need to press VERY hard before the pen responds.
If I don't press hard, then pen strokes appear very light. When I cross H's or T's the cross doesn't register.
If i put the laptop in Tablet mode, then I can get the letters to appear as expected. But when Writing on the screen in regular "laptop" mode or "Tent mode", the letters appear as "chicken" scratch
I didn't find any settings for adjusting the Pen's Sensitivity in windows or one note.
I would prefer that the pen behave more like a finger. Just more precise.
04-09-2015 05:42 AM
04-09-2015 10:41 AM
I'm positive the x360 supports HP Active Pen. I am using the HP Active pen on my Spectre x360 right now.
The problem is that it's not as sensitive as I want it to be.
I was hoping for an experience similar to the Surface Pro, however I am noticing that I have to press hard to see all of the pen strokes.
"hard" in this case means the point right before the Spectre Screen begins to flex. If I apply any more pressure to the Pen, I can see the screen flexing. I know the screen is durable, but I don't like pressing that hard on my monitor.
HP Sepctre x360 has a Synaptics Active Digitzer, which means Surface Pro Pen will not work on it. The only other synaptics pen on the market is the Dell Active Stylus.
Does HP really want me to go to the competitor for a solution on their flagship product?
04-09-2015 12:06 PM
@SkinnyDennis, I don't work for HP so I won't mind telling you to return your HP stylus if you still can and get the Dell Active Pen (make sure it's the one with an aluminum body) which has better sensitivity and works great with the Spectre during my time with it.
06-29-2015 07:01 PM
I just got the Dell Stylus mentioned above and it works great with my Spectre-360. The active digitizer works and is also pressure sensitive for the application I use. This is a feature that I'm sure would sell a lot more units if they just had it in the specs which I don't understand why it's not mentioned.
07-20-2015 11:36 AM
I've just bought the Dell pen, and while my screen recognizes its existence, I cannot get it to register any taps or attempts at writing. Was there some kind of software you had to download or activate in order to use the pen? Did the pen work for you straight out of the box?