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Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows)
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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89%

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  • Easy to use (8)
  • Easy to set up (4)

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    Best Uses

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      • Reviewer Profile:
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      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It works

    This is the new version of the Dell Stylus to replace the original version that was universally panned for not working and for self-destructing very quickly. I've had it for about 4 weeks, and...Read complete review

    This is the new version of the Dell Stylus to replace the original version that was universally panned for not working and for self-destructing very quickly. I've had it for about 4 weeks, and it works, although it still tends to be "read" by the tablet even though you haven't touched it to the surface--some "blinking" of the screen. But I have the Venue 8 Pro and absolutely could not use the Desktop until I got this stylus because the things you need to press are just too small for human fingers. I was only using apps before the new stylus was released and my purchase arrived at my door. It still has no instructions in the box to tell you how to use the button--really stupid of Dell. BTW, it came very fast after I ordered it from B&H.

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    Active stylus for dell venue 8 pro

    Disapointing because I wanted to draw using sketch book pro but the pen skips 20 %. I even have trouble when I tap on an icon such as file or exit.

    Disapointing because I wanted to draw using sketch book pro but the pen skips 20 %. I even have trouble when I tap on an icon such as file or exit.

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    1.0

    Active stylus for dell venue 8 pro

    By Bob

    from Durhan, NC

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          Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

          Disapointing because I wanted to draw using sketch book pro but the pen skips 20 %. I even have trouble when I tap on an icon such as file or exit.

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          5.0

          Fits the purpose, very useful item

          By Murad

          from Baku, Azerbaijan

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Enhance Experience

            Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

            I use the stylus with my Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet, works OK so far and helps a lot considering size of on-screen controls. Despite items of hardware revision A02 already available on the market, the one I have purchased in June is revision A01. However, I didn't face a positioning accuracy problems yet, despite wide-spread complaints that A01 is better than A00, but still isn't good enough.

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            5.0

            Very Usefull tool

            By bassmana

            from Texas City, TX

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Enhance Experience

              Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

              Great express shipping and decent price. The Stylus arrived in perfect condition.

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              • Personal

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              4.0

              Works reasonably well

              By Tim

              from Minnesota

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                  As long as you have all of the latest firmware and other updates from Dell, this stylus works quite well, especially in OneNote desktop. It helps to turn off pressure sensitivity, which you can do in the desktop version of OneNote.

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                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  It works

                  By Bee

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Critical For Using Win 8

                  Cons

                  • No instructions

                  Best Uses

                  • Enhance Experience

                  Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                  This is the new version of the Dell Stylus to replace the original version that was universally panned for not working and for self-destructing very quickly. I've had it for about 4 weeks, and it works, although it still tends to be "read" by the tablet even though you haven't touched it to the surface--some "blinking" of the screen. But I have the Venue 8 Pro and absolutely could not use the Desktop until I got this stylus because the things you need to press are just too small for human fingers. I was only using apps before the new stylus was released and my purchase arrived at my door. It still has no instructions in the box to tell you how to use the button--really stupid of Dell. BTW, it came very fast after I ordered it from B&H.

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                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Finally a Stylus Worked on Venue Pro 8

                  By T

                  from LA, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Enhance Experience

                    Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                    I tried many passive stylus, none worked on my Venue Pro 8. Finally Dell fixed the active stylus and it worked well for me. I do not use it to take note. The narrow tip fit the small icon on the tablet well. I wished it can be used to slide display which it does not.

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                    4.0

                    Very pleased!

                    By Doc E

                    from Enfield, CT

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Enhance Experience

                      Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                      Overall I am very happy with this (I'm using it to write this review!). I had read some terrible reviews on various sites, but I took a gamble and have not regretted it. It took me a little while to learn the feel for this stylus, but it didn't take long. Any problems I had were user error not product related. I like the fine tip. It makes for a more precise interaction with my tablet and programs.

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                      4.0

                      Thick active stylus that works

                      By Gnimble

                      from San Diego, CA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dell Venue Tablets
                        • Enhance Experience

                        Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                        I purchased this for use with a Dell Venue 8 Pro. It works as advertised. I am used to using the active stylus of the Lenovo Thinkpad tablets so will compare the two.

                        The Dell active stylus is a lot thicker than the Lenovo Thinkpad stylus but not so much that it is uncomfortable to hold. This is because it requires one AAA battery to use. The stylus is not much thicker than the AAA battery itself. The Lenovo stylus is also active but does not require a battery.

                        The Dell active stylus feels solid in hand, whereas the Lenovo one feels like plastic. The Dell active stylus is responsive and feels good while writing on the screen.

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                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Best Pen for the Venue 8 Pro

                        By Cardo

                        from Los Angeles, CA

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast
                        • Powerful
                        • Precise
                        • Responsive
                        • Well Made

                        Cons

                        • None That I Have Found

                        Best Uses

                        • Drawing
                        • Enhance Experience
                        • Handwritting
                        • Hard To Click On Areas

                        Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                        The pen is very responsive. Just hover over the object without even touching the screen. Great for handwriting application. Gets you precisely where you want the pen to point on those small landscape screens with ease.

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                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Poor performance in windows 8 desktop

                        By drmtva

                        from SALISBURY, NC

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Slow Response In Desktop

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

                          It work with windows 8.1 metro. It does not respond in windows 8.1 desktop unless you do several stroks

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