My GT-N8010 10.1 works fine with the s-pen, x230t pen, t902 pen, UP-818E, and UP-911E. I wonder what they changed with the NotePro 12.2? Yeah, I agree, the s-pen is just too thin to use properly. On a side note... Selling my 10.1 if anyone is interested, just can't do the Android OS for drawing, probably get a SP2 to fill that niche space eventually (will post in the buy, sell, trade soon).