Lisa Gade of MobileTechReview has just published an excellent video walkthrough confirming that the very stylish HP Spectre X360 ships with a Synaptics digitizer and supports the HP Active Pen (sold separately).

The 13.3-inch convertible laptop starts as low as $899 for an Intel Core  i5-5200U with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage and tops out at $1370 for a Core i7-5500U with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD. All the models feature Intel HD Graphics 5500.

From the looks of Lisa's demo, Synaptics has come a long way in the last year. The biggest drawback for most will be the lack of Wintab drivers for older software.

Lisa Gade tests out the HP Active Stylus digital pen with the HP Spectre X360 Windows 8.1 convertible Ultrabook. The Spectre X360 is compatible with the same pen that HP offers as an optional accessory for the HP Split x2, though they don't publicize this feature.

AuthorRick Rodriguez