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Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows)
 
3.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Easy to set up (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Upgrade (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (7), Budget shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Pen for the Venue 8 Pro

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It is not my choice of pen.

It is decent on response but 2 reasons why I do not like it.

1. the ballpoint is too hard on the pen and you have to be careful to not stab...Read complete review

It is decent on response but 2 reasons why I do not like it.

1. the ballpoint is too hard on the pen and you have to be careful to not stab the tablet with the pen.

2. The battery that it came with was a dead battery and really hard to find to replace. I have to order it from internet. A little pricier than other battery options.

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2.0

It is not my choice of pen.

By rikused33

from Denver, CO

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Glides Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not Refillable
  • Skips

Best Uses

    Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

    It is decent on response but 2 reasons why I do not like it.

    1. the ballpoint is too hard on the pen and you have to be careful to not stab the tablet with the pen.

    2. The battery that it came with was a dead battery and really hard to find to replace. I have to order it from internet. A little pricier than other battery options.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Nice stylus

    By Shawn

    from St. George

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

        Works great. When it stopped working after about 5 months had to go to Radio Shack to get some AAAA batteries. Bock up and going now. Love it.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        Works fairly well

        By Bill

        from Tacoma, wa

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

            Seems to work okay. Not perfect but then again part of the imperfection may be the Dell Venue 8 Pro. It's okay though.

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            4.0

            No more pen/paper

            By The IT Ranger

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Enhance Experience

              Comments about Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows):

              I'm pretty much a paperless guy, but there is something about the act of writing (as opposed to typing) that is simply natural. I bought this stylus to go with my Dell Venue 8 Pro and it has worked very well. I use it primarily for note-taking. Windows does a surprisingly excellent job at rendering my poor penmanship into actual words and this stylus is light-years beyond the non-active alternatives you can buy just about everywhere.

              I give it 4 instead of 5 because the experience isn't flawless - there are times when the pen simply doesn't register at certain angles. I notice this especially when trying to tap on certain UI elements. I was really wanting to be able to use it to help tap on the smaller elements of the Windows desktop environment, but for whatever reason, it is easier to tap them with my finger than it is the stylus. Other than that, this is an excellent addition to my Venue that brings me one step closer to completely paperless.

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              • Personal

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              1.0

              Active stylus for dell venue 8 pro

              By Bob

              from Durhan, NC

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              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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              • Personal

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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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                • Personal

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                5.0

                Very Usefull tool

                By bassmana

                from Texas City, TX

                About Me Value Oriented

                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.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Works reasonably well

                  By Tim

                  from Minnesota

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  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.

                      • Primary use:
                      • 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

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      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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                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        Very pleased!

                        By Doc E

                        from Enfield, CT

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        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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                          • Personal

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                          4.0

                          Thick active stylus that works

                          By Gnimble

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          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

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            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.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Poor performance in windows 8 desktop

                            By drmtva

                            from SALISBURY, NC

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            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

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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