Did a good amount of writing in OneNote with both my HP Active Pen and Bamboo Smart and both work flawlessly on the device. Hover is about the same with the HPEN8. I tried charging the unit with my nexus 5X cable and charger and it charged just fine. One thing I'm surprised that's different from the online reviews is regarding the V8P's brightness. I find its 40% sufficient and bright enough for my needs compared to reviews saying it is very dim. A dim screen for me would be the Spectre X2 IMO. I also like the rugged and durable feel of the device. It does feel like it weighs a bit more than the EN8 but it feels less fragile which I like. Everything is just so fast with the V8P. I've loaded pretty much all of the apps and programs I'm going to be using it with, so hopefully tomorrow's battery test will have a more stable usage result.