03-27-2017 09:40 AM - edited 03-27-2017 10:07 AM
None of the topics posted here or elsewhere provide definitve answers, like this one
I also have the Yoga 510-14IKB Laptop whose specs say "10-point touch screen"(does that mean it is "capacitative" not "digitizer" ?
Need a stylus pen for it which I can use for drawing/painting, etc.
1- Is the screen capacitative or digitizer?
2- Which types of pens can I use with it?
3- Can I use a bluetooth stylus with it?
any additionally information will be highly appreciated !
03-27-2017 11:29 AM - edited 03-27-2017 11:33 AM
They are all digitizers. A Wacom digitizer is a separate layer immediately behind the screen panel. It is basically a matrix of electrical contacts that respond when approached by an electrical signal from a device (pen, or stylus) that sends a pulse. The pen is called "active" because it actually provides the power for the operation. The power for the pen typically comes from a battery or a capacitor in the pen. Your finger has no battery, so it will not trigger a Wacom touch. (for this discussion, I am ignoring older Wacom digitizers and pens, like x230 tablets, that had magnetic-tiped pens.)
If you walk across a carpeted floor in a dry room the process generates a small amount of static electricity. If you then touch a doorknob you get a small shock when the current discharges. The fact that human skin can conduct a small charge allows it to receive a small electrical charge carried in a very fine matrix of wires in a capacitive discharge layer in the front of the screen panel. The capacitive digitizer responds to a passive conductive device (like a finger) that senses a voltage drop at a location when your finger or a passive stylus (that acts like a finger) touches the front of the screen. The screen discharges much less then when you get a shock from a doorknob. It is possible for a screen to have either or both kinds of digitizers. It is also possible to add a pressure sensitive layer. Your 510 has a capacitive discharge digitizer and not a Wacom digitizer, so you would need a passive stylus.
Here is a youtube video with a good explanation of capacitive discharge digitizers:
I have never used a Bluetooth stylus, but they require support from the application you are using in order to transmit the position.
03-27-2017 03:12 PM
Thank you for the information Richk.
But, so, is the screen of this laptop include a wacop digitizer?
And, Could you please relate to the most important question:
Which types / brands of pens/stylus is compatible with my Yoga 510-14IKB ?
What should I search for exactly?
Concerning bluetooth, suppose the software supports it, would the laptop's screen support it?
03-27-2017 08:14 PM
As I said, "Your 510 has a capacitive discharge digitizer and not a Wacom digitizer, so you would need a passive stylus.". I have never used one so I cannot recommend a model and brand. Perhaps someone else can do that.
A Bluetooth stylus should function with your capacitive discharge digitizer, but, again, I have never used one so I cannot recommend a brand or model. Passive and Bluetooth pens are less precise than a Wacom digitizer and an active stylus.
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