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Topic # 179384 6-Sep-2015 17:21
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Is there an easy way of telling in Windows 10 if a notebook has an active digitizer or not?

I bought a cheap hybrid notebook (HP X2 - it doesn't say "Pavilion" anywhere in my version but is definitely not the higher end Envy version shown on google).

Given it was really cheap, I didn't have any expectations of an active digitizer or being able to use a pen. But I've upgraded it to windows 10 and in several menus/settings there is reference to full pen support, choosing right and left hands etc. If I were able to add pen support it could be a nice wee note taker.

But I can't find a conclusive answer anywhere about whether or not it would support a pen or not. I've tried it with a Surface 3 Pro pen and it doesn't seem to work but google seems to suggest that he surface pens are slightly different and only work with a limited range of PCs.

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  Reply # 1381030 7-Sep-2015 11:43
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Pens for the Surface 3/Pro 3 use N-Trig technology so require specific hardware to utilize them.

It looks like the X2 uses WACOM type pens. http://h20386.www2.hp.com/AustraliaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=K0G16AA&opt=&sel=ACC

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  Reply # 1383435 9-Sep-2015 13:59
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which model HP X2 is it?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1383517 9-Sep-2015 16:13
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Noel Leeming (where I got it) just describes it as "X2 10.1" Hybrid Tablet". I'm pretty sure its the Pavilion though.

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  Reply # 1383564 9-Sep-2015 18:16
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its weird, HP seem to totally obfuscate which pen technology they use

basically there is Wacom (like Surface Pro 1/2) N-Triq (like Surface Pro 3) and Synaptics

My 3 mins of researching online says the "HP Active Pen" should work

Maybe you want to call or tweet HP and ask them which pen tech they use?

If you are in Auckland you are welcome to drop past the Microsoft office, I have Wacom, N-triq and Synaptics pens on my desk and could figure out which that HP device uses.

My guess is with the price you paid it is Synaptics

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  Reply # 1384600 9-Sep-2015 19:57
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Thanks for your help. I'm glad I'm not the only one that found it difficult to figure out what was going on. I'm in Wellington unfortunately but I'm sure I'll be able to sort something out down here.

Thanks again.

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