Dell Active Stylus fail?

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  1. D4rk_nVidia

    D4rk_nVidia Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hello,
    the Dell Venue 11 Pro is my second Windows Tablet-PC.
    Before that I used an ThinkPad Tablet 2 without Digitzer.
    Because the Digitzer and speed I sold that tablet PC and bought the Dell Venue 11 Pro with the Atom CPU.


    Now I got two Stylus here(dont know why they send me two) and one is working better but both of them dosent write well.(A01)
    On my Note 3 it´s MUCH better. Writing with the Dell Stylus dosent make fun, it´s annoying.
    A few times it dosent recognize the writing and I must make the line again.
    It´s like writing with ledges and not like with the WACOM stylus. With WACOM it´s much smoother.
    So I would say the Stylus is not to use.
    Writing with finger is better -.-
    i'm very disappointed because I bought this computer to take notes and draw something but my phone´s stylus is better.

    Are you of the same opinion?
     
  2. maexchen

    maexchen Pen Pal - Newbie

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    No, I think you are alone with that opinion
     
  3. xrayzebra

    xrayzebra Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Alone? Bwah ha!

    D4RK: All you have to do is read through this forum a little bit. The Dell/Synaptics stylus digitizing system is an absolute, miserable suckfest.

    I love my Dell computers, and I have a bunch of them, but using this Synaptics system was a huge mistake. Had I know how bad it was I would not have bought the Venue 11.
     
  4. D4rk_nVidia

    D4rk_nVidia Pen Pal - Newbie

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    That´s my first Dell device at it´s really nice. But the stylus was an argument to buy that Tablet-PC and know it´s not better than drawing with an finger.
    Has Dell said anything new like a new firmware would help ?

    When not, I give that stylus back or something like that. Maybe I sell the Venue 11 Pro.
    That anticipation while the order -.-
     
  5. 996gt2

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    If you get a good stylus, then it's not bad at all. I've owned several Wacom devices in the past and I don't think the stylus on my Venue 8 Pro is that bad at all. Is it as good as Wacom? No. Is it perfectly usable? Yes

    However, if you got a bad stylus, then obviously your experience will be very different.
     
  6. bugelrex

    bugelrex Scribbler - Standard Member

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    The A01 (feb) stylus is certainly not perfect, but calling it fail is an absolute overstatement (assuming the battery drain is fixed).

    I suggest, anyone who thinks is a failure should upload a video to show the problems. The only problem I have now with A01 is the increase in pressure I have to use to write compared to A00, if I don't apply enough pressure at times, it misses the stroke. Otherwise its quite useable
     
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    Mikerman Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Odd--over the past few days, I started to notice comment after comment that the A01 revision pen works just fine and people were happy with it. Not all comments, of course, but very distinct from before.
     
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    another wacom user here Chiming in: I think it's perfectly usable now( A.01). Feb. it holds its own.

     
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  9. maexchen

    maexchen Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I was mocking him. Just looking at the front page of this Forum shows 4 Threads dealing with the Pen. Even a quick look at them should have shown that he is not alone with this.
    I personally seem to have gotten one of the better A00, since it actually works pretty well and does not suffer from too many hover clicks. If there was one thing I would change it would be to add a dedicated on/off button because it eats through the batteries like a child through ice-cream... and that seems not to have been gotten better with the A01
     
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  10. dceggert

    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    I too had an A00 that worked very well but I bought a(n) A01 too. The A01 is a better pen and I am glad I got it. The jury is still out on the battery life since I just put it into action on Saturday. However, with that said, I have not had to unscrew the barrel and screw it back together again to get the pen to work so that in and of itself is a move in the right direction.

    It may end up inking and drawing well but the Synaptics and Atmel 'active capacitive' pens still, overall, require too much fiddling.
     
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