03-10-2014 02:34 PM
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  1. waym1962's Avatar
    I was looking on Dell's site today and I can't seem to find the active stylus for the venue 8 pro anymore. The only place I saw it was if you were buying the tablet as an accessory option that you could add but when I clicked details it says page cannot be displayed. I know they had issues with the stylus and even added then removed new firmware for it. I'm wondering if they pulled the stylus all together or if they're redesigning it. The closest thing I found on the website was the dell wacom active stylus for the latitudes and I know that shouldn't work with the venue pro since it uses something other than Wacom. I emailed dell to see what they could tell me. I'll update when they respond.
    Nakia Johnson1 likes this.
    12-21-2013 10:08 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I hope they bring back the stylus. It would be a useful accessory for this tablet.
    12-21-2013 11:09 PM
  3. philxor's Avatar
    I'm almost glad they pulled it, it was terrible. People have been ordering 2-3 of them in hopes they get one that works. It should never have been released in its original form.
    12-22-2013 02:50 PM
  4. pedenske's Avatar
    I hope they bring back the stylus. It would be a useful accessory for this tablet.
    "I hope they bring back the stylus [after fixing it]. It would be a useful accessory for this tablet."
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-22-2013 07:01 PM
  5. waym1962's Avatar
    Turns out that they didn't pull the firmware update to the stylus. I figured it's name would be something related to the stylus but it's actually named panel touch firmware and is the only firmware dell has marked as urgent. lol. apparently they are aware it didn't work very well since this is an urgent update.
    12-22-2013 09:38 PM
  6. Asrialys's Avatar
    Turns out that they didn't pull the firmware update to the stylus. I figured it's name would be something related to the stylus but it's actually named panel touch firmware and is the only firmware dell has marked as urgent. lol. apparently they are aware it didn't work very well since this is an urgent update.
    That's a pretty old update that did fix a few things in the beginning.
    12-22-2013 11:42 PM
  7. waym1962's Avatar
    Yeah I saw it's from 11/20. I had heard they pulled that update though. You say it fixed some things but was the performance still bad afterwards?

    I'm still awaiting an answer from Dell, since I asked over the weekend I expected it would take a while.
    12-23-2013 11:44 AM
  8. waym1962's Avatar
    This is all I could get out of Dell about the stylus...

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing Dell US sales.




    Sorry to inform you that currently stylus is not available. However it may be available very soon. Please keep checking on website.





    Thanks&regards,

    Manmohan.
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-23-2013 03:19 PM
  9. Asrialys's Avatar
    The pen input was much worse before that urgent update. I don't recall any Dell update being pulled.
    12-23-2013 03:49 PM
  10. jfa1's Avatar
    I finally found it after searching and its out of stock . I have a friend who has one and after the update it was working well for him. He's left handed and maybe there's something to the left handed option that someone referred to in an earlier post./
    12-27-2013 01:06 AM
  11. Chris Lapaz's Avatar
    if you're from canada, you can buy the stylus for $20 right now with this link. hope we get the same deal in the u.s. when it comes back on sale
    12-29-2013 06:31 PM
  12. QOAM's Avatar
    Wondering if any of these might be an answer to the Dell Stylus.

    I found this one first.


    Then I found this one. I like it best. But is it REALLY going to be released this month?
    01-04-2014 04:46 PM
  13. jgraves1107's Avatar
    I called and ordered the stylus today. They have them. You have to call if you want it.
    01-04-2014 05:42 PM
  14. Chris Lapaz's Avatar
    I called and ordered the stylus today. They have them. You have to call if you want it.
    good to know, thanks! will they take the 15% off coupon over the phone?
    01-05-2014 02:49 AM
  15. waym1962's Avatar
    15% coupon? Lol
    nakialj likes this.
    01-05-2014 07:59 AM
  16. philxor's Avatar
    I called and ordered the stylus today. They have them. You have to call if you want it.
    Did you get a shipping date? When I talked to them online they were saying at least 5 weeks before they would be back in stock...
    01-05-2014 08:50 AM
  17. mkslive's Avatar
    Is it normally only on Dell.com you can buy the stylus? I hope Amazon will stock them, as I can't order from Dell.com.
    01-05-2014 11:20 AM
  18. jgraves1107's Avatar
    It is marked as shipped right now. Due for delivery on Jan 9.
    Kavu2 likes this.
    01-05-2014 12:05 PM
  19. Chris Lapaz's Avatar
    15% coupon? Lol
    not sure why that's funny to you but i'm glad i amused you

    for those of you not rolling in dough like waym1962, that coupon code is QG3G$33HH3QP0? and is good for accessories. i used that for the keyboard as well and got $15 off.
    01-05-2014 08:22 PM
  20. waym1962's Avatar
    Not laughing at the coupon. More at what I thought would be an obvious shameless attempt to find out more about this coupon, but since you provided the info I was after I'll forgive the misunderstanding. Lol
    01-06-2014 10:30 AM
  21. philxor's Avatar
    You can definitely find these at the MS Stores. I just stopped by the kiosk store here and picked up two pens and a Dell folio case. Perimeter Mall in the Atlanta area. They still had a number of pens and cases left. 10% off as well.

    Was tempted to snag all the pens since they are going for above retail on eBay it seems, but I'm not that kind of person.
    01-06-2014 10:51 AM
  22. HatWobble's Avatar
    I called Dell and they don't have any in stock. Not until Feb 20, they said. This is annoying.
    01-06-2014 11:31 AM
  23. mkslive's Avatar
    It's priced at almost 90 USD on Dell Norway. Insane.
    01-06-2014 12:22 PM
  24. Chris Lapaz's Avatar
    Not laughing at the coupon. More at what I thought would be an obvious shameless attempt to find out more about this coupon, but since you provided the info I was after I'll forgive the misunderstanding. Lol
    i'm sorry for assuming everyone knew about the coupon since they are posted on the dell website.

    as far as the stylus, i just picked up a capacitive stylus and it pretty much does what i want it to do. i don't really plan on using my tablet for taking notes and using the stylus for writing but other than that, what else would the active stylus be used for? thanks.
    01-06-2014 02:19 PM
  25. Arbaz Malik's Avatar
    I went to the perimeter mall today to get a stylus but they sold out.
    01-07-2014 04:05 PM
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