1. lcw731's Avatar
    My surface died, charging port broke. In probably going to replace it with a dell 2 in 1. Can I use that surface pen 2 with the Dell?
    10-20-2017 04:54 PM
  2. L0n3N1nja said: Best Answer

    Ok I thought you had a surface 2 in your original post. The Surface and Surface 2 used wacom, Surface 3 and newer uses N-Trig.

    From what I can find online Dell is using Wacom AES for the new active pens, to my knowledge your Surface 3 pen will not work on the Dell.

    I might be wrong, hopefully someone else can confirm or correct what I'm saying.
  3. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    It would depend on what dell, it needs to have the right Wacom tech in the screen to work.
    10-20-2017 05:30 PM
  4. Wolfjt's Avatar
    My surface died, charging port broke. In probably going to replace it with a dell 2 in 1. Can I use that surface pen 2 with the Dell?
    Which version of Surface? Just curious
    10-20-2017 06:45 PM
  5. lcw731's Avatar
    Surface 3, AT&T version.
    10-20-2017 09:19 PM
  6. lcw731's Avatar
    It would depend on what dell, it needs to have the right Wacom tech in the screen to work.
    Inspiron 5000
    10-20-2017 09:20 PM
  7. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Ok I thought you had a surface 2 in your original post. The Surface and Surface 2 used wacom, Surface 3 and newer uses N-Trig.

    From what I can find online Dell is using Wacom AES for the new active pens, to my knowledge your Surface 3 pen will not work on the Dell.

    I might be wrong, hopefully someone else can confirm or correct what I'm saying.
    lcw731 and TechFreak1 like this.
    10-20-2017 11:53 PM
  8. lcw731's Avatar
    I see where i was confusing. It was a Surface 3, but the 2nd generation of the pen (that was released about the same time as the surface 3 on AT&T), I think the pen is off a generation from the tablet if i'm not mistaken
    10-21-2017 08:43 AM
  9. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I see where i was confusing. It was a Surface 3, but the 2nd generation of the pen (that was released about the same time as the surface 3 on AT&T), I think the pen is off a generation from the tablet if i'm not mistaken
    Even if it's a second generation or first generation Surface 3 pen it will not work as it's still N-trig based.

    You could however try it out and take the pen with you and check the inspirion 5000 display models - if you really want to make sure.
    10-22-2017 11:52 AM
  10. lhlarrym63's Avatar
    My surface died, charging port broke. In probably going to replace it with a dell 2 in 1. Can I use that surface pen 2 with the Dell?
    You can buy a Suface 3 dock to charger it for $15.00 from Amazon . It charges through the display port .
    10-22-2017 09:14 PM
  11. pkcable's Avatar
    It took a little moderator magic ;) BUT I made this thread a Q&A. ;)
    10-23-2017 11:20 AM

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