Spectre X360 - Which Pen

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  1. ElirazB

    ElirazB Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    Anybody has experience using pens with the x360?
    I've found some people say the HP stylus is better, some say the Dell one is.

    I couldn't find a direct review of both.

    Anybody can shed some light and help me? I'll be using it with OneNote only.

    Thank you.
     
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    PsylentStorm Notebook Consultant

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    I, and many others, got the Dell Active Stylus 750-AAGN from the MobileTechReview suggestion by Lisa (HP Spectre x360 Review, under the Display section).
     
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    illuzn Notebook Consultant

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    I've got the Dell and I've come from a Surface Pro and from Wacoms.

    Compared to those the Dell stylus is passable for notetaking but not fantastic. The greatest issue I have with it is that the hover distance is far too small (about 1 cm) and quite delayed (particularly if you haven't used the pen in a while). This means that when bringing your hand with pen in to write on the first instance, you hand is almost assuredly going to move the page. You have to hold the pen in a strange fashion to avoid this result.

    Otherwise, for one note use it is fine. The feel is not as great again as the Surface or the Wacom but it is useable. I have found that my handwriting has become much more of a scrawl with this pen (mostly because I'm worried about moving the page with my palm when lifting the pen from the surface).
     
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    PsylentStorm Notebook Consultant

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    I'm curious, what OneNote version do you use? Notetaking is fine, but it has issues. Like you said, my hand sometimes moves/resizes the page. Othertimes, I get random lines that shoot horizontally.
     
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    illuzn Notebook Consultant

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    No random shooting lines for me. I'm using Onenote 2016 on the newer Skylake Spectre x360.

    I think the random lines is a pen sensor issue not a onenote issue.
     
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