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Dell Active Stylus for Venue 8 Pro $29 Shipped!

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Last Edited by mlacey3 February 12, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Hi Everyone! First Post after lurking for years...everyone seems to beat me to posting the new deals so never got a chance to post...lol

Anyways, I snagged one of those refurb Venue 8 Pros thank to you guys for $179 a few days ago and have been loving it.

Now was lurking for the stylus to become available and it is now on Dell's official site but with estimated delivery of mid March...forget that... cuz I just found this on ABT:

http://www.abt.com/product/77488/...=scfroogle

Dell Active Stylus For Dell Tablets (Windows) - 750AADH
$29.00
Estimated Delivery Feb 17-18th
Free Shipping
Plus no tax for me here in NC

Dont forget Discover 5% cashback for ABT.

Woohoo! Can't wait for it to get here (if it doesnt get cancelled)... hopefully this is an "updated" version that doesnt have the problems that plagued the first batch! bounce

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#61
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Very lucky! Have you been able to use it enough to give an opinion about it?
I never used the A00 before it, but I have no complaints with this one. Accuracy is good, it stops detecting when I expect it to, and (most importantly Stick Out Tongue ) the battery hasn't died yet. Smilie
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#62
Dell now showing "SOLD OUT" as well...

..am gonna look around for places that may have
the keyboard/stylus package mentioned above.
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#63
So, I used the stylus in one of my classes today, worked well but I didn't have the firmware update installed so it was getting annoying. I applied the fix and it is so much better. So don't forget to install the firmware update.
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#64
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So, I used the stylus in one of my classes today, worked well but I didn't have the firmware update installed so it was getting annoying. I applied the fix and it is so much better. So don't forget to install the firmware update.
Firmware update on a new device? How do you install the update to a pen? Mine is shipped from MacMall yesterday.
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#65
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Firmware update on a new device? How do you install the update to a pen? Mine is shipped from MacMall yesterday.
http://www.dell.com/support/drive...enue-8-pro
The update is for the Venue 8 Pro not the pen. It's under Firmware.
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#66
Got an email that mine has been shipped. Or at least a shipping label has been printed.
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#67
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Got an email that mine has been shipped. Or at least a shipping label has been printed.
Ditto, Today!
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#68
Just got the stylus (Revision A01). Installed new firmware on my V8P. Totally subpar performance compared to other active digitizers I've used over the years. Luckily, Shoprunner has free returns.
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#69
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Just got the stylus (Revision A01). Installed new firmware on my V8P. Totally subpar performance compared to other active digitizers I've used over the years. Luckily, Shoprunner has free returns.
Whats wrong? I just got mine and I have not spent a lot of time with it but it seems to work fine.
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Whats wrong? I just got mine and I have not spent a lot of time with it but it seems to work fine.
Unless I got a defective unit, it has a lot of "trails" from letter to letter during the period the stylus is not touching the screen (but still writing). Not to mention it just feels laggy compared to some of the wacom devices I've used. Overall the V8P is still an excellent device even without the stylus.
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#71
Got my stylus yesterday afternoon and tried it out on OneNote 2013 and I have to say it's kinda disappointing. Just like kornpopz said, it's laggy. Once in a while it will think I am writing as I hover and when I do make contact with the screen it makes a nice straight line.

Getting the eraser button to work takes some time but once you figure it out, it's pretty reliable. On the other hand trying to make a lasso selection to delete the selection is almost impossible so far for me.

BUT
Downloading and installing the OneNote app that is free from the Windows Store is a totally different experience. A lot less laggy, getting the eraser to work is much easier, lasso selection to manipulate and delete actually works. The downside to this is you don't have any editing options from OneNote 2013. It could be possible that the 2013 version runs a bit heavy and causing issues.

That is all I have done so far. I have calibrated it on Windows and tried to use it to navigate around, but I find myself going back to using my finger.

Something that I need to get used to is the button placement. I find myself accidentally hitting the button all the time. Once I find that sweet spot to grip it, I then have trouble trying to press the button to erase or select.

Also this post is interesting. http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/d...post378923

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I called Dell and spoke to an "executive customer support rep"? Anyways, looks like Dell's pulling the plug on the latest stylus upgrade and has stopped shipment. According to the rep, there are still problems that need to be engineered out. I've about had it with this product. Really considering jumping ship to Asus.
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#72
I got one of these from MacMall and it worked good for a few days. Mine has been sitting for a week or so while I am busy with the LG G pad. Last night I went back to the dell and apparently the stylus is deal or not working. I Googled this and apparently there are problems with the battery. Anybody else have the same problem?

BTW I got the latest revision of the stylus. Shipped just a few weeks ago.
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