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Stylus pen for Yoga 2 13 ?

2015-02-26, 13:49 PM

I have a Yoga 2 13 and I'm wondering exactly what type of touchscreen it has, and therefore which type of stylus pen would work with it.  I have read something about digitizers and capacitative screens, but I have no idea what this is about. Does anyone have experience of a pen that works well with this lap top?

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Re: Stylus pen for Yoga 2 13 ?

2015-02-26, 18:09 PM

Good day and welcome to the community.

 

Yes, you have a capacitive touch screen. Usually the pens that work with these screens have a soft rubber tip or what looks like a smooth metal mesh tip. They mimic the use of a finger on the screen, but with a bit more fine control. Machines with active digitizers, on the other hand, work by completely different mechanics and offer very fine control.

 

In the end, whichever capacitive pen you choose will largely be based on your own personal preference for size, weight, etc.

 

Hope this helps.

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Re: Stylus pen for Yoga 2 13 ?

2015-02-26, 17:23 PM

Great question.

 

How about the search option?

 

Yoga-Flex-Laptops-and/Precision-stylus-for-Yoga-2/

 

Yoga-Flex-Laptops-and/Is-there-a-stylus-that-works-with-the-Yoga/

 

Yoga-Flex-Laptops-and/digitizer-stylus-support-Yoga-13/

 

 Yoga-Flex-Laptops-and/Stylus-drawing-on-Yoga-2-Pro-works-poorly/

 

Yoga-Flex-Laptops-and/Lenovo-Yoga-2-Pro-note-taking-stylus-suggestions-ASAP/

 

 

 

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Re: Stylus pen for Yoga 2 13 ?

2015-02-26, 18:03 PM

Thanks for that. Yes I came across some of those, but was not quite sure if they were talking about the same issue - e.g. if Yoga 2 pro was different to mine. So, I have a capacitative screen then? Whatever that is.

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Re: Stylus pen for Yoga 2 13 ?

2015-02-26, 18:09 PM

Good day and welcome to the community.

 

Yes, you have a capacitive touch screen. Usually the pens that work with these screens have a soft rubber tip or what looks like a smooth metal mesh tip. They mimic the use of a finger on the screen, but with a bit more fine control. Machines with active digitizers, on the other hand, work by completely different mechanics and offer very fine control.

 

In the end, whichever capacitive pen you choose will largely be based on your own personal preference for size, weight, etc.

 

Hope this helps.

Regards.


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2015-02-26, 18:16 PM

Thanks, I'm sure I can find a pen to help with my husband's big fat fingers now.

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2015-02-26, 18:26 PM

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Re: Stylus pen for Yoga 2 13 ?

2015-03-01, 22:43 PM

i was told by the Lenovo salesman when i purchased my Yoga 2 13" laptop that it was able to use a sylus on the tablet mode screen for taking handwritten notes. after 2 moths of buying different stylus and trying to get it  to work -Lenovo has told me it does not have this capability because it does not have a capacitive touch screen.

So i have paid for an expensive laptop that doesnt have the one feature i really needed!

 

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Re: Stylus pen for Yoga 2 13 ?

2015-07-16, 8:49 AM

The Yoga 2 does have a capacitative touchscreen- otherwise you would not be able to control it by touching the screen. What it does not have is an active digitizer.

 

What this means in term of styluses is that you can use any stylus that has one of those squishy black domed tips- aka any capacitative stylus meant for tablets (like iPads) and other touchscreens. You can't, however, use styluses that require a battery and thus give you pressure sensitivity and palm rejection (so it only reads the pen tip). Well, technically you use could it off without the aforementioned features, but then it'd just be a very expensive standard stylus.

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