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ucsblaw

No Active Pen on Aspire R7-572-6423

I'm a bit peeved at the moment...the R7 572-6423 doesn't look like it supports an Active Pen/Stylus (USA version)

 

Apparently there's a different model called the Acer Aspire "572G" that includes Active Pen support and also comes with a discrete graphics card (available in Singapore)

 

I'm deperately looking for a solid notebook hybrid with active pen support and I thought the R7 would be perfect until I realized the US version is missing the one thing that I actually needed. 

 

Can anyone else confirm this? Am I SOL on the R7-572-6423? Does anyone know if we'll get the 572G here in the US?

 

Thanks

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Snipe3000

Re: No Active Pen on Aspire R7-572-6423

They may have changed their minds about selling it to the US, I was waiting for this too, but I might have to go with the new thinkpad yoga if I don't hear anything from ACER in the next week.

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shtimseht

Re: No Active Pen on Aspire R7-572-6423

From what I understand the R7-572 supports pen input. It just doesn't come with one in the box. That's $49 more at BB.
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surfaceproartis

Re: No Active Pen on Aspire R7-572-6423

I'm on the R7-572-6423 right now and it definitely supports a pen; it just doesn't ship with one in the box. Save yourself $10 and buy the Sony Active Pen, which is compatible.

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surfaceproartis

Re: No Active Pen on Aspire R7-572-6423

Coincidentally, I just got a discount offer on the Acer R7-572 stylus in this morning's email. Use R7STYLUS10FS for 10% off.

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mitchellvii

Re: No Active Pen on Aspire R7-572-6423

Even an old first gen N-trig like the one which worked with the HTC View tablet works perfectly with the R7.  Two buttons, pressure sensitive.  Not sure what the new ones offer that is different?  Perhaps better palm rejection?  That works fine on the old one too.  Who knows?

 

Does the Acer pen offer any sepecial hardware or drivers the Sony version does not?

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surfaceproartis

Re: No Active Pen on Aspire R7-572-6423

I don't think there's anything different in the pens themselves. I believe the N-Trig digitizer technology and/or drivers have been improved. The pen just works out of the box. There are no additional drivers that come with the pen.

 

The Acer driver site doesn't have any pen driver downloads either. http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers

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bkuhn

Re: No Active Pen on Aspire R7-572-6423

I just got the active stylus for my 572.

It seems to work as a basic pen in OneNote, Paint,  and Acers screen capture utility.

What do I need to do to make the applications recognize pressure changes on the pen? Is there something I need to configure or am I just using the wrong apps..?

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me23

Re: No Active Pen on Aspire R7-572-6423

Frustration is the topic of the day. after spending $50 for the for the Active Stylus R7-572, I can get it to work. I see there is a full 4/a 1.5 volt battery that was supplied with the unit, yet no connection to my touch screen, yet. Maybe it's missing a driver, or I just don't know how to work with it. I do see there is current coming out of the business end of it.

 

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bkuhn

Re: No Active Pen on Aspire R7-572-6423

I've pretty much given up on the active stylus as a waste of money. Nothing seems to recognize it as anything other than a plain old stylus, and there is no documentation at all on how it should work or be used.

 

Live and learn (and waste $50).

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