Dell Inspiron 15 - 7000 - 15.6" Wacom AES!

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  1. Shogmaster

    Shogmaster Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    You guys know that the new 7000 series Inspirons are now back to having pen digitizers right? Dell switched to MPP to save cost.

     
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    Breddy Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks much for the update on Dell 2-in-1 digitizer, was patiently waiting for this. But looks like 7579 series is on clearance.. Continued to the next version? (given prev experience with 7568 vs 7569)..

    If any one has purchased and used this, reviews on digitizer would be greatly helpful. Thanks!
     
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    The MPP Inspirons are new. Came into BB system end of last month.
     
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    The BestBuy site shows both Models I7579-5588GRY-PUS and I7579-7595GRY-PUS with the Bamboo Ink as an accessory.

    What's pretty odd is what shows up on the Dell site. If one goes to the Inspiron 2 & 1 link..
    Products--> Laptops--> Inspiron: For Home and Home Office--> View All Inspiron 700 Series--> Scroll down to Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1
    or directly at link http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/productdetails/inspiron-15-7579-2-in-1-laptop
    out of the 4 Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 configurations on there, only 2 of them show the Dell Active Pen PN338M as an available accessory. So does that mean the other two configurations do not have a pen enabled digitizer?

    The 1st one # dncwsbb0013h does not show an active pen in the accessories list.
    The 2nd one # dncwsbb0013sb does.
    The 3rd one # fncwsbb0019s does not. and
    The 4th one # dncwsbb0019sb does.

    except for price, more memory (8GB vs 12GB), more processor cache (3M vs 4M) and a bigger Solid state Drive (256GB vs 512GB), everything shows the same except the Active Pen showing up in the accessories section for #2 and 4 above. So odd.
     
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    The Dell active pen is NOT compatible with these new MPP Inspirons. MPP = NTrig. Dell Active pen is Wacom AES. Like I said, Dell switch all lower price pen stuff like Inspiron to MPP, keeping AES for high end stuff only, like XPS.

    Best Buy is selling Bamboo Ink with everything because it's dual protocol. The pen works with both AES and MPP touch panels.
     
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    Good to know, thanks for the clarifying that. Hope folks don't buy that pen on Dell thinking it will work.
     
  7. Silvally

    Silvally Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Joined to chime in on this; I just got a 7579 and can confirm that there are two different versions, one that is compatible with tablet pens (e.g. Bamboo Ink) and one that is not. I took my laptop to Best Buy yesterday to test it with their display bamboo ink styli and it simply didn't work (except for connecting Bluetooth, but that wasn't helpful).
     
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    I suppose it figures: my 7568 touch screen digitizer stopped working three weeks out of warranty. I see there are replacement screens available but at prices ranging from $140 - $300, and considering I paid $400 for the laptop, I think I will just retire the laptop as a pen-abled device. I'm having a really bad run of pen display equipment failures: I hope the trend ends.
     
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    Bummer.

    I guess we got what we paid for. :(
     
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