XPS 15-9570, not working with Wacom Bamboo Ink

Hello!

Can you please tell me how to solve the problem: I bought a laptop Dell 9570, for work in programs ZBrush and Photoshop, and I wanted to draw directly on the screen of my laptop. I also bought Wacom Bamboo Ink for this. But when I tried to draw, the pen behaves completely inadequately (before, I used to work on a tablet Wacom Intuos, so I have something to compare with). The stylus (or program) does not at all recognize pressure or click on the stylus buttons. Please tell me how to set everything up correctly?

Thanks!

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nyc10036
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Re: XPS 9570 not working with Wacom Bamboo Ink ...help pleas


@Monaco Felice wrote:

Hello!

Can you please tell me how to solve the problem: I bought a laptop Dell 9570, for work in programs ZBrush and Photoshop, and I wanted to draw directly on the screen of my laptop. I also bought Wacom Bamboo Ink for this. But when I tried to draw, the pen behaves completely inadequately (before, I used to work on a tablet Wacom Intuos, so I have something to compare with). The stylus (or program) does not at all recognize pressure or click on the stylus buttons
Please tell me how to set everything up correctly?

Thanks!


Why is this a Dell problem?

 

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Re: XPS 9570 not working with Wacom Bamboo Ink ...help pleas

I do not know whose problem it is - Dell, Windows or Wacom - I just ask to help solve it.

Perhaps this laptop has some special features, so I asked a question on the manufacturer's website. I hope that here I will be able to give the most comprehensive answer.

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ejn63
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Re: XPS 9570 not working with Wacom Bamboo Ink ...help pleas

The 9570 has a touchscreen - what you're looking for is a digitizing, pressure-sensitive notebook screen.  For that, return the 9570 -- that's not what your system has.

Dell has a 9365 system that has the screen you need -- but finding a pressure-sensitive notebook in a 15" size means either stepping down to an Inspiron (SOME of the 15" Inspirons have these - look for the "pen compatible" icon and logo) but the XPS does not.

 

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Re: XPS 9570 not working with Wacom Bamboo Ink ...help pleas

ejn63 - Thank you very much for your answer!

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Re: XPS 9570 not working with Wacom Bamboo Ink ...help pleas


@ejn63 wrote:

The 9570 has a touchscreen - what you're looking for is a digitizing, pressure-sensitive notebook screen.  For that, return the 9570 -- that's not what your system has.

Dell has a 9365 system that has the screen you need -- but finding a pressure-sensitive notebook in a 15" size means either stepping down to an Inspiron (SOME of the 15" Inspirons have these - look for the "pen compatible" icon and logo) but the XPS does not.

 


Apparently Dell used the same screen in 9575 (XPS 15 2 in 1) and 9570. There are videos on Youtube and articles where people confirm the touchscreen on 9570 WORKS perfectly with a pen. It works with the Dell pen, and should work with other compatible pens. So, I suppose, it's just about finding a compatible pen...

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ejn63
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Re: XPS 9570 not working with Wacom Bamboo Ink ...help pleas

There is only one user claiming an active pen works with this model  -- and even there are comments stating that it does not.

The 9570 does not ship with an active digitizer.  You need the 9575 model for that.

 

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@ejn63 wrote:

There is only one user claiming an active pen works with this model  -- and even there are comments stating that it does not.

The 9570 does not ship with an active digitizer.  You need the 9575 model for that.

 


https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dell+xps+9570+pen

Pick any of the many videos that show 9570 WORKS with a pen. 9570's display has an active digitizer with support for Wacom AES pen.

This is not an advertised feature, but it looks like Dell simply put the same display in both 9575 and 9570. Of course, it'll be much easier to use a pen on a 2 in 1 9575 because the screen can fold 360 degrees.

Or you can see the pen in action here in Lisa's review of XPS 15 9570:
https://youtu.be/LEYTzcQJ644?t=240

Lisa Gade reviews the 2018 Dell XPS 15 (model 9570) with Intel 8th gen Coffee Lake 6 core, 45 watt CPUs, NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti Max-Q 4GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics and your choice of a full HD matte non-touch display or a wide gamut, 4K glossy touch screen (with Wacom AES pen support!). This is a ...
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ejn63
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Re: XPS 9570 not working with Wacom Bamboo Ink ...help pleas

It couldn't possibly be someone simply grandstanding for Youtube advertising dollars -- say having swapped a screen?

I would take the videos with a very large grain of salt.

 

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Re: XPS 9570 not working with Wacom Bamboo Ink ...help pleas

Have you even watched the videos?
The above posted video review is from MobileTechReview, a well known and reputable reviewer, and there are dozens of other people who have tried the Dell pen, and it works.

But you know what - it's actually not a big deal that it works, simply because writing on a screen that can't open fully is not very convenient. But if you need it - you can do it!

You can find lots of articles about the 9570 and a pen, and even 9570s sold on Amazon with the pen.
Here's just one article from Windows Central that explains this topic, which recommends Dell active pen over other third party pens:
https://www.windowscentral.com/dell-active-pen-best-stylus-xps-15-9570

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