R. Mansfield Posted June 20, 2014 Share Posted June 20, 2014 A few weeks back, I ordered the Surface Pro 3 pen to try with my Acer Aspire R7-572. I was shocked that it was shipped overnight and it arrived today. I guess Microsoft thought my pen was just as important as those who had ordered those Surface Pro 3s that were shipped out to arrive today. The Surface Pro 3 pen uses the same N-trig technology as my R7, so I assumed they'd be compatible. Having received it, I can already tell that this will be my pen of choice. It's a little bit heavier as well as longer, which gives it a nice balance in the hand. There's one big distinction, though. With the Surface Pro 3, the button on the top of the pen will launch OneNote, even launching it while the SP3 is asleep--allowing for quick notes without even logging in. It can do this because in addition to the AAAA battery, just as in my pen for the R7, there are two tiny #319 watch batteries that allow for a Bluetooth connection. I did pair the R7 via Blutooth, but even in doing so, it's a Bluetooth connection to nowhere. It shows up as connected, but tapping the top button does not launch OneNote like on the Surface Pro 3. Nor will it wake the R7 up from sleep. I'd love to see some hacks that would give this button some kind of functionality. Perhaps that will happen. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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