Digital Pen (Product Category)

Laptop and Tablet Pen Primer: Wacom, N-Trig, Synaptics and Capacitive Pens Explained and Compared

Lisa Gade explains the different kinds of pens used in current Windows convertibles and tablets, as well as in Android tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note and capacitive styli used with iPads. She covers Wacom, N-Trig, Synaptics digital pens and the capacitive stylus to show their differences, similarities, strengths and weaknesses. Devices used include the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, Lenovo ThinkPad 10, Sony Vaio Flip 15, Dell Venue 8 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and the…

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HP Spectre x360 Pen Demo

Lisa Gade tests out the HP Active Stylus digital pen with the HP Spectre x360 Windows 8.1 convertible Ultrabook. The Spectre X360 is compatible with the same pen that HP offers as an optional accessory for the HP Split x2, though they don’t publicize this feature. We test the pen, which uses Synaptics technology, with OneNote (desktop and Metro), Photoshop CC, ArtRage 4.5 and Sketchbook Pro. The X360 and pen offer 255 levels of pressure sensitivity and palm rejection. The…

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