TabletPC Compatible Wacom Pens (Surface Pro & Pro2 Only)

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  1. Steve S

    Steve S Scribbler - Standard Member Super Moderator

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    <<...A intuos pen wouldn't...>>

    dream, please read the Post #1 in this thread.
     
  2. dream3

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    haha yeah that solved many questions. shouldve read that first.

    Now between axiotron regular pen and pl900, which one should i pick?
     
  3. Illustrator76

    Illustrator76 I Draw Pictures

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    Man, it hurt my wallet, but I went ahead and sprung for the PL900 (UP-817E) from Amazon UK. It says that it will take almost two weeks to get here, but I am hoping the wait is worth it. I considered going with the Bamboo feel pen because of the extra bit of precision, but I much prefer having a stylus that is larger, has two buttons and an eraser over the thinner stylus sans all of those things (but with slightly better precision).
     
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    Illustrator76 I Draw Pictures

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    I was also curious as to which pen people seem to like better between the Axiotron Studio Pen and the Wacom PL900 (UP-817E)? I don't know much about the Axiotron, does it accept legacy Wacom nibs or a different type of nibs?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Steve S

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    <<...I don't know much about the Axiotron, does it accept legacy Wacom nibs or a different type of nibs?..>>

    ...Both pens accept legacy Wacom nibs (the larger diameter nibs).

    <<...I was...curious as to which pen people seem to like better between the Axiotron Studio Pen and the Wacom PL900 (UP-817E)?..>>

    ...Speaking only for myself, I find both pens to be essentially comparable, with nothing that strongly influences my preference in any way.
     
  6. Illustrator76

    Illustrator76 I Draw Pictures

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    Thanks Steve, that is good to know. My decision came down to those two pens, but with the Axiotron being impossible to find, I went with the Wacom PL900, which is a little bit less impossible to find. I am sure I will be happy with my purchase!
     
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    Not trying to spoil your purchase but why didnt you bought the regular axiotron modbook pen? It's essentially the same without the rubber grip, as far as I can tell.

    Modbook Pro Digitizer Pen

    It's way cheaper I believe.
     
  8. Illustrator76

    Illustrator76 I Draw Pictures

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    Thanks, that pen is actually not cheaper than the one that I bought. Also, I was looking for the fatter style Wacom pen as well as one that had two buttons. That one looks like it only has 1 button, but I may be wrong on that. Either way, I was definitely looking for the fatter style pen, so this one wouldn't work for me.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2013
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    The problem with these is they are not ergonomic fat grip like the Axiotron ones are. I think half of the feeling of control that the better pens provide is in the fact that the shape allows you more control of the pressure curve.
     
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    So what's the "best" pen option available atm for drawing on a TabletPC?

    I've been on the hunt for an Axiotron Studio Pen for months to no avail.
    I'm looking at the UP-817E as it's probably the best option here.

    I currently have the x230t and t902 pens, lately I'm finding the t902 pen is better...

    Am I able to change the nibs with the UP-817E with the current gen Wacom Intuos nibs? That's the only thing holding me back here.
     
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