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Is HP Spectre x360 Kaby Lake built with an Active Digitizer?

Q: Is HP Spectre x360 Kaby Lake built with an Active Digitizer?

Hello,I've followed some posts on this support forum, regarding if the new Spectre x360 Kaby Lake (Product# W9B13AV_1 http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-spectre-x360-convertible-laptop-13t-touch-w9b13av-1) supports or not an active pen.What we've learned is that this laptop doesn't work with HP Active Pen (Product# T5E12AA#ABL http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/accessories-88342--1/hp-active-pen-t5e12aa-abl) and HP Active Stylus (Product# J4R51AA#ABL http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/accessories-88342--1/hp-active-pen-j4r51aa-abl), based on some answers from the support team on previous posts, and based on the information contained in this page: http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05166879.Some early online reviews stated that there is no support for active pen, Lisa Gade from MobileTechReview said: "The one feature missing from the previous generation is the active digitizer for the optional HP Active Stylus (a Synaptics pen technology). Given how heavily HP has advertised this feature in the previous generation, I'm surprised they removed it. And yes, it's really gone--there's no active digitizer listed in device manager, and I tested both Synaptics pens and Wacom and N-Trig pens just in case they'd switched to a different pen technology. That means you can use your finger or a capacitive stylus like those made for the iPad Air, but not a precise pen with pressure levels and palm rejection."http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/HP-Spectre-x360-Late-2016.htmSo, Is HP Spectre x360 Kaby Lake built with an Active Digitizer?If the answer is yes, what brand of active digitizer has been used?If this is true, in a hopefully near future, a firmware update may be released to activate pen support, or a new compatible active pen will be released, but if the active digitizer isn't there, there is nothing to do.Thank you for your help.Lorenzo

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On the US HP store, the Spectre x360 with the 7th Gen Intel chipset is already available for purchase.I tried calling your sales rep who said he does not know when the new laptops will arrive.Does anyone have any info on when the laptops will be available for purchase?I saw you can already buy the Envy and Pavilion laptops with Kaby Lake, but not the Spectre x360.Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Has anyone seen / heard information regarding a possible ETA for the new Kaby Lake based Spectre x360 variants in the UK? It's exactly what I'm looking for, and I was really excited about the October release date, only to be disappointed when it came and went and yet it's still not available in the UK I've customized the spec that I'm after on the US store: 13", 1920x1080, Core i7-7500U, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, Win 10 Pro x64 - except of course it's lacking the UK keyboard. Any idea how much longer I have to wait before I can replace my ancient 8+ year old laptop with this laptop of my dreams? Thanks,Alex

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Does anyone have any idea whether the new Kaby Lake HP Spectre x360 support any active stylus. I'm getting conflicting info from various sources. If not, can anyone suggest any passive stylus that is usable?

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Hello, I got my 2016 HP Spectre x360 (Kaby Lake) laptop a week ago, and it seems the battery life is very underwhelming. I get around 4 hours from mixed usage (browsing/productivity/media). I had the previous gen. Spectre and almost similar tasks got me 8hr+ battery life. I've tried battery testing/calibration etc. suggested in the support pages. Anyone else having similar problems? I want to give the laptop some chance before I replace/return it.

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Hi, So having a bit of a frustrating experience finding a working dock for the new Spectre X360 (Kaby Lake). I need something with PD (power in), HDMI/DVI or DP out (two ports if fine, one up to 4k), and a few USB ports. I've tried a cheap aukey one and though HDMI works it's buggy. I'm now looking at this guy P5Q54UT - HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 Dock 65W but not entirely sure if it'll work. A few pluggable docks specifically mention that HP is not supported or claim HP doesn't support alt-mode (for USB C) and PD 2.0 spec. Any guidance is appreciated.  

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Hello, As I've learned the "NEW" 2016 HP Spectre x360 13-w000 (Kaby Lake) does not have a digitizer built-in and thus does not support any Active Pen/Stylus. The only option available is to use some capacitive one. I have a Wacom Bamboo Stylus which performs horribly on my x360. Do you guys have any good suggestion for such a capacitive stylus, which is precise enough for occational note-taking, document marking, etc? Thanks!

A:Stylus for HP Spectre x360 (2016 - Kaby Lake)

Hello crackjackx,  Please go through the below compatibility list : http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05166879  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hello I just bought a new HP Spectre X360 with a elite thunderbolt 3 65w dock. After installing all the drivers everything is working when i connect the laptop to the dock. But the only thing that i cannot get to work is the power button on the dock. It doesnt light up in any colour like it says in the manuel and when i press it, it does nothing. I went to search for thunderbolt options in the bios but it seems there are none there. I updated to the latest bios (f.11) btw. Hope someone can help me with a solution kind regards Jelle

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I have Ubuntu 16.10 installed on Hp Spectre x360 Kaby Lake, I have noticed that on suspending the machine isnt exactly saving power  - the battery discharge rate seems to be stable at the idle discharge rate?Morover I have also noticed that the machine was a bit warm after a few hours, which makes me think that the machine was actually on but only the screen was off.Any sugessions on how I can get the same suspend features as in Windows 10?

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Has anyone tried to update to Windows 10 Anniversary update? It's not listed by HP as supported (http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05195282), though it's a NEW model. I tried it once before, and that created issues with the HP Recovery Manager, and I reverted back. A few days ago, I got a BIOS update with the "Anniversary Update Comapatibility fix", however HP is yet to update their compatibility list. The incompetent phone support is again proved worthless as they don't seem to have any idea . I don't want to go through with all the hassle of updating and downgrading again, so I'd like to know if anyone has successfully got the anniversary update. Thanks!

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Considering this new revision has been out for about a couple months now, I am really surprised that no one has posted about this yet. My question is simply exactly as the title says. Does the newest HP Spectre x360 13-w0XX that has the new Kaby Lake i7 support two 4k displays? I know that because of having Thunderbolt 3 ports, it has the right connections to support it. I guess the real question is can the Intel Graphics 620 support that? I know it can support one 4k display, but not seen anything about dual 4k displays.  I just recently purchased this lap top, and I love it so far. However 1 of the main reasons I bought it was because it was 1 of very few lap tops on the market with Thunderbolt 3. I think the only Windows laptop that had not only 1 but 2 of them. So if this laptop has the ports to support dual 4k without a graphics card that can, then that will be incredibly disappointing.

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Hi, I just got the new Kaby Lake (Intel's 7th gen) Spectre x360 and ran it through its paces. It seems to be a solid machine, but there's one serious issue so far - external displays flashing on and off, at least when hooked up with a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 to DisplayPort adapter (this one from CableMatters: http://amzn.to/2gKQrVR. What happens when I connect external monitors (1 or 2-3 via DisplayPort MST) is sometimes they work fine.Sometimes, if I disconnect and reconnect, they start flashing on and off.Sometimes, the whole laptop freezes upon connection (happened twice today so far).And finally sometimes the externals are not working at all - the system detects them, but selecting Extend or anything in multi-monitor mode just reverts back to Single.Oh, and this happens once: http://i.imgur.com/Su9zInD.png http://i.imgur.com/qG9K8yC.png - the external display got stuck in a 640x480 generic mode and would not turn on.As you can see, it's a cluster@$%*. Here's a video of the flickering/flashing (case #2 above): https://youtu.be/OkngFs_h2xk. Both the laptop and the 7th gen Intel chip are relatively new, so I haven't been able to find a thread discussing potential culprits, or fixes from HP. Here's a similar issue with EliteBooks http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/External-Dual-Monitors-and-Lapt..., but I don't know if they're related. I do have a buddy with the same system who's gone through seve... Read more

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To put the comment in context i originally posted this in the "Battery drain when shut-down" forum. Ok, trying to figure out how to get rid of the last 2-4% overnight drain i went through device manager and checked for outdated drivers, i then noticed that the driver for the NVME storage controller was a generic windows driver from 2006, tried to search for a update via device manager and hp's support page but no luck. Then i rememered that back in the old days i used to use driver update tools to fetch the latest drivers for my computer, so i installed iobit driver booster 4 (free) and gave it a spin. Guess what, it gave me a samsung driver from august 2016. Did a reboot and just to make sure it was working as it should, i fired up ATTO and CrystalDiskMark and ran benchmarks. I know what numbers the SSD got before and what reviewers of this machine have gotten, which was about 1700mb/s read and 600mb/s write. This is what i get after i replaced the generic nvme controller driver with the one from samsung:3000mb/s read and 1200mb/s write!!! Im not sure how the new driver will affect battery life or anything, but i figuered i'd let you guys know, i mean that is almost double the performance of the generic windows driver.   Try it out if you want guys, run a couple of SSD benchmarks before you install the new driver so that you have something to compare the after results with PS! Don't blame me if your computer explodes or breaks down in any ... Read more

A:Spectre x360 (kaby lake) Amazing SSD speeds after "manual" d...

Yes the driver update is likely the Samsung NVMExpress driver update 2.1: http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools.html I installed it in my Spectre 13 Pro and it updated the Microsoft Standard NVME driver from 2006 to the Samsung NVME dated 12/8/16. Unfortunately my speed increases were not as dramatic but there was an improvement....about 10% on both read and write side. I have the Samsung MZVLV256  aka SM951..M.2 disk and read is about 1500 and write is a bit over 500.  I did the same upgrade to my Zbook G3 MWS which has the 512 gig SM951 and this one is giving me fits...read is about 1300 but write shows up as an appaling 9 mbps. Has to be something wrong. Results are just about the same with or without the Samsung NVME driver.  Still the Zbook "feels" very peppy. Boot time is good and everything seems to run fine. So not sure whether I should be concerned or not.  

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I'm having trouble with super scratchy/distorted audio on the newest (Oct 2016, 7th gen i7) Spectre x360 (X7V22UA) and am wondering if this is just inherent to the design or if my machine has a hardware problem. When my machine was brand new out of the box, it sounded like the speakers were blown out when playing certain frequencies such as the Windows 10 notification tone. I did the standard troubleshooting, a HP representative asked me to send it in for repair, allegedly the speakers were replaced, but the replaced unit is just as bad. When audio plays at even modest volumes (right now I have it at 36/100), I can feel the laptop vibrating and rattling.I know this is a laptop and I'm not expecting the world's greatest sound, but the distortion is really annoying. Is this just inherent to the new x360s or am I just unlucky with my RMA? I've tried updating drivers, BIOS, etc. and the problem persists. Headphones are fine. It's definitely the external speakers on this laptop that are vibrating around.Steps to reproduce:Right click on sound in system trayChoose "Playback devices"Choose the only option, "Realtek High Definition Audio (SST)"Click "Configure"Click the "Test" button that plays three chimes in each speaker.Listen to it rattle.Is this happening to anyone else? Seems like it's identical to the symptoms of this problem, but that's for an older model of the x360 and this new model has different hardware. Also, the old problem was never resolved.&... Read more

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So I just got this laptop, and I noticed that it would make a soft but noticeable clicking sound sometimes when I tap it lightly or when I'm scrolling with two fingers. Is this normal or should I exchange it? Thanks!

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Hello guys.Sorry for my english but im italian ...I bought the new HP Spectre 13 Refresh with Kaby Lake.I have the model with i5-7200U, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD.But the computer is really slow, i see from the Task Manager that the cpu go to 100 % very often and use min 4-5 GB of RAM.Even web browsing is frustrating ( with 3-4 tab open ).I noticed also that the cpu work from 2.50 Ghz to max 2.71 Ghz, when should be from 2.70 Ghz to 3.10 Ghz.  

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Hi, Can someone please provide or direct me to information on the wifi details for a spectre x360 w/ kaby processor; mfg, model, etc.?  Thank you

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Not sure if i'm in the right area but it's worth a try. I recently purchased the Spectre x360 w/ Kaby lake i7 and have encountered some difficulty loading Ubuntu. Specifically, no wifi or sound present. Is anyone familiar w/ a means to recognize these functions? Thanks

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Anyone know if the new Spectre x360 released in October 2016 supports digitizer pen? HP customer service does not seem to know and none of the early reviews say anything about it. Looking at this particular model:http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-spectre-x360-convertible-laptop-13t-touch-w9b13av-1

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Can someone suggest any third party USB chargers that can work with the new Kaby Lake spectre x360. I need a multi port usb charger from which I can charge both the laptop and my smartphone. 

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I have  a hp spectre x360 model 13-4005dx and its LCD digitizer is cracked.My lab top still has the warranty but the customer service told me it is not under warranty.When I search the web too many people have the same problem. does Hp has any plan to solve this issue? how I can replace the digitizer, I went trough the pdf that you uploaded but there was nothing about changing the lcd digitizer.

A:hp spectre x360 model 13-4005dx LCD digitizer replacement

 Hi @Amir8, Welcome to the HP Forums! I understand from your posts that you are having an issue with your HP Spectre x360 - 13-4005dx Notebook and the cracked LCD screen.  The new Panel will come with a display panel cable, microphones, hinges, webcam, and wirelessantenna cables and transceivers if ordering from HP. Other companies should be including these parts. I can not confirm any thing other than what HP does. Here is a link to order HP Parts, if you need it. Just select your Country or Region first.  Please get back to me how this goes. If this post helps you to resolve the issue you can click the Thumbs up icon to show gratitude! Please click the Accept as Solution, to the right of the Thumbs up icon, if your issues is resolved.   Thanks.

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Loving my HP Spectre X360 convertible. It's my first touchscreen laptop and it's awesome! So I did some research to find which active pen/stylus would work best and it appears the Dell does. So I bought one - the Dell active pen PN556W. It connects via bluetooth and the buttons work, however I can't draw or do anything else with the actual tip of the pen (I can with my finger). I have a feeling it's because this particular active pen uses the new wacom technology but the HP laptop uses the older synaptics technology - is this right? Is there a fix for this? Otherwise, does this just mean I have to get an active pen/stylus that uses synaptics technology? I would prefer an answer to this question rather than a comment telling me to buy the HP active pen please. Thanks, Rebecca 

A:Synapitcs or wacom digitizer for HP Spectre x360 convertible

Hi!, @rebeccabrouse: Welcome to HP Forum !.  See ... http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05166879 And, this videos ... https://www.google.com.ar/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DRL5pqx34... https://www.google.com.ar/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Dun1hlfSd... https://www.google.com.ar/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DS1I1HyGH...

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I just purchase a HP Spectre x360 and the HP Active pen from Best Buy.  Great laptop but I have noticed that I need to press VERY hard before the pen responds. If I don't press hard, then pen strokes appear very light.   When I cross H's or T's the cross doesn't register.   If i put the laptop in Tablet mode, then I can get the letters to appear as expected.  But when Writing on the screen in regular "laptop" mode or "Tent mode", the letters appear as "chicken" scratch I didn't find any settings for adjusting the Pen's Sensitivity in windows or one note. I would prefer that the pen behave more like a finger.  Just more precise.

A:Hp Active Pen Spectre x360

I've heard better review for the Dell Active Stylus (the one with aluminum top half). It has worked great for me and I heard it has better sensitivity.

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Same as above. Got that dialogue box and then nothing. 13 inch specter and HP active pen here.

A:Re: active pen for Spectre x360 15

Hi @sirianth, Welcome to the HP Forum!  I am pleased that you have become a HP Forum member. It is such a wonderful site to find answers and tips. Here is a link to guide you to having the most rewarding experience and answer any concerns about posting: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More What is the product or model number of your Spectre x360? HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number?  What is your operating system? I grasp you are having an issue with the HP Active pen. When I checked the  HP Notebook PCs - Compatibility with HP Active Pen and HP Active Stylus chart, it looks like you need the HP Active Stylus and not the pen. If  you are unable to return or exchange the pen. please contact HP Support for assistance.  Contact HP Support Fill out the online form and follow the prompts.  Please let me know how it goes. If this has helped you to resolve the issue, please click on "Accept as Solution" on said post. To show that you 'like', or are thankful for my post, kindly click the ?Thumbs Up? below. If there is anything else I can do to help, please be sure to let me know!

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is there an active pen available for the Spectre 15? many thanks











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A:active pen for Spectre x360 15

under support, software & drivers, spectre x360 15t, firmware:http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-spectre-15-ap000-x360-convertible-pc/9256669/model/10193271#Z7_3054ICK0K8UDA0AQC11TA930O2 Titled HP Touch Controller Firmware Uupdate, 1.00,A,1 Rev.A  Another posted said to extract the files from the executable (I used winrar, he used 7-zip; I figure any zip app can do it), then run the bat file.  Works now!!! I find the Dell stylus much more responsive than the HP stylus.

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It should be an easy thing to do. Contact HP Sales with my computer information, order the accessory I would like to purchase. Turns out, not easy at all. So I'm asking here: does anyone know of an Active Pen that will work with the Spectre x360? I'm hesitant to order one via eBay if there's only a chance that it will work (HP Store and Amazon seem to be sold out.)I contacted HP Sales. Not kidding, below is the transcript of the chat I had with a sales "consultant". To say that she is incompetent is an insult to incompetents. I can't find an email address for support to send this to, either.10/13/20161/17:45 PM Connecting...7:45 PM Connected. A support representative will be with you shortly.7:45 PM Support session established with TANIYA.7:45 PM TANIYA: Welcome to HP Customer Support for Notebook Support. My name is Taniya and I will be your technical support specialisttoday.NOTE: For security reasons, PLEASE DO NOT send credit card information via this chat window. If I need that information from you later, I willlink you to a separate, secure, HP web page to provide your credit card details.7:46 PM Connecting...7:46 PM Connected. A support representative will be with you shortly.7:46 PM Support session established with TANIYA.7:46 PM Elizabeth: Hello. I have a question about which Active Stylus to buy for a Spectre x360.7:47 PM TANIYA: Okay7:49 PM TANIYA: I am sending you links you can check them7:49 PM TANIYA has sent a link: http://h30094.www3.hp.com/product/sku/111... Read more

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I have recetly purchased this product. I tried a Dell active stylus 750 AAGN with it which did not work with OneNote. Writing with finger works fine. I have read that Dell should work fine, and the problem (at least on spectre x360 15) can be solved by updating a driver or firmware. I was wondering if such a solution exists for the 13 inch model, and if yes, where can I get the driver/firmware from. Thanks

A:Active Pen support for Spectre x360 13

Hi, Why not use    http://h30094.www3.hp.com/product/sku/11144407/mfg_partno/K8P73AA or      http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/accessories-88342--1/hp-active-pen In general, Dell won't support HP products and vise versa. Regards.

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I have been searching for a way to make my HP Active Pen have pressure sensitivity in Photoshop for quite a while. It works in other applications, but I can't get a straight answer on how to make it work in Photoshop from others that claim that it can. Adobe claims I can change a brush's settings, but that does not register. Did HP not design this pen to be compatible or should I be looking into trading my laptop in? Am I missing an update or firmware? EDIT:Here's a video I found of the pen working well with Adobe Illustrator (which is also not working for me).

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I received my HP Spectre x360 - 13t-4200 CTO one week ago as well as a new HP Active Stylus.  I purchased both directly from HP.  I have tried four times with tech support to help me get the stylus to work.  Despite being assured that the stylus in indeed compatible with this laptop, they have not gotten it to work. The only solution they have come up with is to reset the computer to factory settings wiping out everything I have spent hours doing to migrate to this new laptop.  In asking them what doing the reset will resolve, they do not know, but that is the fallback answer.  I have received so much conflicting and silly information from tech support staff who actually are not famililar at all with the problem.  They have updated the Intel video drivers and attempted to install firmware for the 15" Spectre but still no success. Does anybody know the steps to getting the stylus setup? Thanks very much.

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so i hear Kaby Lake and Zen isn't "compatible" with anything older than Win 10, but what does that mean?

will everything still work, but you just wont get any security updates via windows update?
or will they cripple it so it wont even boot?

i also heard that intel/AMD wont provide any chipset updates, but that should be fine right?

A:Kaby Lake, Zen & Win 7

It means that on Kaby Lake or Zen you wont be able to install other OS than Win 10 or Linux.
It's Windows death sentence.

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Hi, Can anyone plz tell if Hp active pen will work with new hp spectre x360 kaby lake processor( hp spectre x360 13-w010ca )? Thanks. 

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I recently purchased the Spectre x360 (13-4003dx) along with the Bamboo Stylus feel Carbon. Unforunately, the stylus was not compatiable with the Spectre and I had to return it (after reaching out their customer support). I still want an Active Pen/Stylus for my Spectre to take precise notes with OneNote and I want to know which stylus/pen are compatibile with the Spectre (e.g. if the HP Active Pen J4R51AA#ABL is compatiable).  Thanks!











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A:Spectre x360 Active Pen/Stylus Compatibility

Check out these options: http://h30094.www3.hp.com/product/sku/11144407/mfg_partno/K8P73AA http://store.hp.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/us/en/pdp/accessories-88342--1/hp-active-pen Either should be compatible! 

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The HP Active Pen J4R51AA worked fine with my Spectre x360 13 Broadwell. Is is officially supported on the newest generation (Kaby Lake) of this 2 in 1?

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How can I use the active stylus with my spectre convertible x360?

A:I got the active stylus with my Spectre x360 Convertible 13-...

Hi, Given they are compatible products, plesae read the following article:     http://winsupersite.com/hardware/using-hp-active-pen-hp-spectre-x360 Regards,    

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Hi dear HP friends!I've had a HP Spectre x360 for some time now, and wanted to get an active pen for it, because I would like to use it for the university. So I took to the internet to find out which active pen that worked best for the spectre x360. I saw some videos and recommendations of the Dell active stylus, so I chose to buy it. Unfortunately, when I'm trying to install the driver for the Dell active stylus, it says that the driver cannot work with my device... What should I do?Please help! ThanksBest regardsLasse Voss

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Problem Solved: The HP Spectre x360 OLED version is NOT pen-enabled. This is a hardware issue. There is no digitizer function built into the screen.  There is no known plan to make it pen-enabled at this time. HP is aware of customer complaints about the misleading ads and is working internally to try and correct it. I know, BUMMER. I am in the process of returning the one I ordered. I had hoped this would be the Surface Killer it could have been... oh well...

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hi, i am about to buy the HP active stylus pen on ebay, since no one sell these stylus in indonesia; is the product will be compatible with my laptop (spectre x360 13 4123TU)?  many thanks before...

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My laptop decided today to stop recognizing the built in display, I've tried everything from a hard reboot to updating my bios and checking the driver for my on board graphics card. The touchscreen functionality is still operational and it can display through the hdmi (I'm using it right now) but it will not recognize that there is any display option other than the tv.

A:Hp spectre x360 Wont recognize built in screen.

Also I tried troubleshooting through the HP support assistant thing and my graphics properties, neither came back with any identified problems.

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Hey everyone,

Sooo, just bought a new laptop. The model is below:
E5-575G-728Q | Laptops - Tech Specs & Reviews - Acer

Reading on the internet, I cannot find a reliable source confirming if Windows 7 can be installed on Intel Kaby lake processors. Found sources telling me that you can and sources telling me you cannot.

I needed to try, so I booted an USB with a WIN7 iso using RUFUS and tried to install, however after starting the install I get this:


I tried to use both 3.0 and 2.0 USB ports, same error. I cannot load drivers from same usb or other USB as I cannot access them from there, so I am guessing that's not the issue. I also enabled legacy.
I don't even know what driver I would need.

Am I forced to install Win10? I would very much appreciate any kind of guidance as I do not like WIN10 interface.

A:Bootable USB for i7 kaby lake

Acer Aspire E5 575G Review

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Skylake users given 18 months to upgrade to Windows 10 | Ars Technica

Help me understand how this works? I have a 6700k with w7 and w10. How does Microsoft know which CPU one uses with Windows?

Would, for example, a W7 computer with a 2600k get updates that mine would not?

If I were to get a Kaby Lake CPU and try to install w7 with it, what would happen?

Would only some useless power saving features not work? Would Windows 7 not install at all? What new features are coming in new processors other than power saving shenanigans? I have no idea what that author is talking about. I have installed multiple different Windows OSs via USB with NO "difficulty".

Furthermore, is this just fearmongering? It certainly seems like it may not affect consumers/enthusaists as much as the author implies.

Also, before anyone says "go to 7 forums", one will ALWAYS be comparing older OSs to the newest ones in regards to performance and compatibility thus I feel it's appropriate.

A:Windows 10 and Kaby Lake+

Newer processor may have some new instructions that older OSs don't know about. Similar things were happening in the past. Seems like MS is not going to bother with updates to older windows to be compatible with newer CPUs but Intel may come up with some patch.

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HelloNow I know that Dell might not want to give any information about this topic, but I wanted to ask anyway. I will without any doubt buy a new laptop before the end of this year as my current laptop is so unstable that it is a complete no go at any exam.Kaby Lake quad core CPU's will not be hitting the market before 2017. However the nvidia 1050/1050ti will, to my knowledge, be released in October. Also there has just been a significant(around 100USD) discount on XPS 15(and the old 13) on the Dell website. At least on the danish site.This leads me to think that a XPS 15 refresh with a 1050/1050ti might come before the end of the year? Is this possible or are there no doubt that a XPS 15 refresh wont happen before Kaby Lake in 2017?Best RegardsEmil

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A few days ago I got the new 9360 with a standard configuration. In general a very nice piece of hardware. I do have a problem however (I am guessing it is the network killer driver). Of course I have been updating all available new drivers including 2DNC8_WN32_1.1.61.1297_A01.EXE
I am an online chessplayer using a chessserver (playchess). Since switching to the XPS 13 I have lag times not experienced before. I have been online multiple times and the result is very much the same. Funny with my 'old ASUS UX31'  I have no such issues. At home I am connected to the same network, and my internet connection is via coax cable.
Since I thought this could not be true I did another test and set the Dell and the ASUS to do a ping test.
Firstly I pinged simultaneous (2 finger system) the chess server which is a long distance from my location (Australia to Germany) and then I pinged google. 
Out of 10 tries the ASUS got 8 times the better ping times then the DELL for both the chess server and google. The ping times for google were of course shorter then the chess server.
Beats me, any idea anyone.
Cheers

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I have a Spectre 360 t13-4200 touch OLED (Skylake) and I am trying to find out if there is an active stylus for it. Thanks

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I bought a Dell Active Pen for my computer, and whenever it hovers next to the screen, it is recognized with a cursor in the place it's hovering over, but I cannot open or tap anything with it. I must apply extreme, prolongued pressure to open applications or write something with it, and I know that this is hazardous to the screen. Is there a way to fix this?

A:Dell Active Stylus Pen Not Working on Spectre x360

Hi, I did post my reply few months back. It's a Del device isn't it. Let me tell you my story: I've got a Dell Bluetooth mouse and it did not work properly with my Microsoft Surface. I had to pair them every reboot/start my machine. At the end, I bought a Microsoft Blutetooth mouse and problem fixed. Regards.

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I recently purchased an HP Active Stylus to use on my Spectre laptop 2 in 1 tablet, but the pen is not recognized when in contact with the screen. I was wondering if there is a driver or firmware I could install that will allow me to use the pen on my laptop? Or are there other steps I could take to use the penz? Thanks!

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Like so many posters here, I am now a among the ranks of those complainants that active pen Stylus will NOT work with this model.  HP.  Is there a simple answer, a a clear declarative sentence, for this reported problem by many, many buyers? Frustrating things more is a call to tech support. 1st call:. " I can confirm no pen Stylus will work with your model.". Then, "Checking further literature, only three models of touchscreen HP computers are compatible with a stylus". Next call to tech support on a hunch no two answers will be same.  This time, "Oh, yes.  I can confirm all touchscreen models are compatible with pen sylus". Me:. Are you sure.  Second tech: "Yes, I assure you".  Me: "Can you explain why the first tech stated none are compatible then found documentation that only three were and mine was not one of them?" Answer:. "No, don't worry.  It is compatible".  Me: "When "Pen and Touch menu is accessed in control panel, only provision shosing as active is 'touch', not pen.  Does this mean drivers are needed or not activated unless stylus contacts the screen".  Answer, "Yes". Me: "Which is it".  Answer:. "Both".  "Let me transfer you to pre-sales which will have more details on your particular model".  Pre-sales:. "Why are you calling pre-sales", in father-to-idiot" lecture. Me:. "I was transferred by tech support because, ostensibly, you have mor... Read more

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