So what’s the difference between the HP Pen vs HP Tilt Pen?
The HP Pen is a stylus compatible with the Windows Ink and Microsoft pen protocol. Available on select HP Spectre, HP ENVY, and HP Pavilion laptop models. The HP Tilt pen is much bigger and heavier. It works with HP devices that have Microsoft Pen Protocol technology.
They both look so similar and they are both made by HP. After reading this article you will know all the differences and hopefully which one to buy.
Let’s dive in.
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Standard HP Pen
These Pens are designed to work with the HP TouchPad tablet computer and HP webOS version 2. x or higher. It’s silver in color and weighs 60 grams. There are no batteries in this pen.
It has customizable buttons to switch between the eraser or pen function and has up to 18 motnhs of battery life. It comes with a book or bag clip at the top. The Pen is bluetooth.
This HP Pen is usually free from HP and doesn’t work so well. It has limited functionality and you can’t use it when tilted. It does not come with the “flip-to-erase” feature. It also has no top button which can be used for three different Windows Ink shortcuts.
HP Tilt Pen
The HP Tilt pen is a lot better because as the name suggests you can write or draw with it tilted. It has a right click button on one side. It has an eraser on the back as well.
You get a button at the top which can open up three different Windows Ink shortcuts. There is also an LED light to show the mode it’s in. Blue means Bluetooth mode.
You can switch it to “Active mode,” which you can draw and erase with a longer battery life.
It’s recharable by a small USBC port under the pen cap. It’s much bigger and weighs twice as much as the regular HP Pen.
The tilt pen has an aluminium body which is much better build quality than the regular HP Pen. It has up to 10 hours battery life and is much more high performance than the regular pen.
It gives you the freedom and precision that is only available with a normal pen, but is also combined with digital brush strokes.