How is the pen experience on the V?


#1

Hi,
I am interested in the pen experience. Is it a very slick/slippery experience? Or is it more like pencil on paper?
I never read something about it.
If I just missed it, please point me to the right link.

Thanks for the input.
Best.
F.


About V pen and the new surface pen
#2

Pen has 1024-pressure levels. It cannot give the same kind of experience as Surface-pen (for example) can, it is has a bit smaller latency and bigger pressure sensitivity than V-pen has. However, this doesn’t mean that V-pen is bad, not at all. It just isn’t as “perfect” as Surface-one is. There is a huge price-difference between these two as well. V-pen costs 30€, and Surface-pen is about 100€. So, I would say that the price-quality ration in V-pen is better than in Surface-pen. And of course, pen comes with V unlike Surface. :slightly_smiling_face:


#3

Thanks for the input. I am more interested how big the friction is while writing. Is it zero to nothing? Hard plastic on glass? Or is the tip made of some kind of rubber.
I really dislike this feel of no friction while writing. Most devices I tried are like this :frowning:

Hope you will understand - I am not a native speaker :wink:


#4

So, I suppose in real-use V-pen gives same writing experience as Surface-pen does, but in more advanced work (for example, graphical engineering) V-pen falls behind it.


#5

Pen experience is quite good - especially after the latest driver update. The V pen on the V is more like a foil marker on glass. You have a bit of friction but it’s no paper-like experience. The pen tips are plastic and quite sturdy. Overall writing with the V pen is good, drawing is OKish.

As I prefer the felt on glass (= paper-like) experience with more friction, I switched to using the Surface Pen with the V, which is really great.


#6

And of course, Surface-pen is compactible with the V.


#7

This is the info I was looking for. Thanks.
I am not interested in more pressure levels ore tilt. Just the friction. Will the Surface pen before 2017 be any better - or is it the same “no friction feeling”?


#8

Does anybody know if there is the chance of getting different tips (with more friction) for the V pen?
@Team, what do you think?

I ordered some spare tips - but I am sure they are all the same.

Thanks.
F.


#9

I was thinking on the same lines as you, as I’d also prefer the paper feeling.
I’ll give the V pen a shot for a few days and then maybe check out the surface pen.
A few days ago the latest surface pen here in Germany was available for 80 euro, so same price range as the Wacom bamboo.


#10

Depends on the tips you use. There are extra pen tips for the Surface Pen and for the Surface Pen 2017 as well. I prefer the B-tip on the surface pen and the blue one on the New Surface Pen (2017).

There will be no different pen tips for the V pen for now as Eve would need to sell a few 10.000 of them only for the pen manufacturer to think about enabling this option. Easiest option to get a different Feeling is switching to a different pen. There is also the Bamboo Ink pen compatible with the V if you don’t like the Surface Pen feeling.


#11

if the V pen is not good enough you can look into a Bamboo pen…sear
ch forum for that… there is some info… Bamboo comes with several different tips…


#12

Has anyone been able to test the new surface pro pen with tilt detection on V?