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Is the HP Envy x360 compatible with a stylus? (UPDATE)

A good 2-in-1 but...


If you're checking out this post... you're either a regular around here (what's up?!), you're into tech-related postings, or... you're an owner (or potential owner) trying to get a definitive answer as to what in the heck is compatible with the HP Envy x360... as far as a stylus is concerned. I shared in that frustration as the owner of one, so I wanted to dig in to try and find information to shed light on potential solutions for both you and me.

If you have yet to get your hands on one of these 2-in-1 laptops, don't make the quick decision to jump into the purchase of just buying one.

You don't want to end up being one of the people frustrated over the fact that you can't find a compatible pen because HP wasn't specific enough about what's compatible or not... or even if there is any compatibility at all. For example, HP ENVY x360 ABC-Fiction-491Brizzam-Brack might be compatible but HP ENVY x360 ABC-Fiction-492Brizzam-Bracket might not be.

It may not seem like a big deal (to some), but making a purchase under the impression that a stylus is compatible... because you saw a suggestion only to find out that it's not... can be highly annoying (trust me).

The annoyance would probably be higher for active artists who may have purchased a 2-in-1 under the assumption that it may allow for an on-screen drawing experience... beyond that of digital finger painting or the requirement of an attachable drawing tablet. Compatibility must always be spelled out on a product page so that you aren't left scratching your head out of confusion. Since the update (of the 2017 post), HP has removed the stylus options from the suggestions below the products.



So will this thing work with a digital stylus or not?


Answer: Yes (some are compatible)... and I'll show you which ones are (as of 2020).

HP ENVY x360 - 15z-ds100 is compatible with the HP Pen + the HP Tilt Pen.



Compatible products should be showcased under specific products (the products are made by HP so they'd know what is compatible with what), that's the duh of the day that HP has yet to catch on to.

Could you imagine buying a game for a console and having no idea what console generation it was made for? Sure it might show that it's for PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo... but what specific console? Is it available on multiple or just one specific system? Would that be helpful to you or would it just prove to be a frustrating situation?


Under the HP Pen compatibility area, it reads the following:

"HP devices support Windows Ink and Microsoft pen protocol. Available on select HP Spectre, HP ENVY, and HP Pavilion laptop models. See www.hp.com for full list of product features."

Does that mean anything to you? That doesn't give you the full list of actual (factual) laptops the pen is compatible with. You have to dig to figure it out... and that's wrong. Why can't they just show on the freaking page(s) that this HP ENVY x360 Blah Blah Blah is compatible with HP Stylus Blah Blah Blah? Those specifics go along way... so let's get specific for more models... shall we?

Other HP ENVY x360 laptops that are compatible with the HP Pen are:

HP ENVY x360 - 13z-ay000 touch

HP ENVY x360 - 15z-ee000 touch

HP ENVY x360 15t Touch Convertible PC

HP ENVY x360 - 15t-ed000 touch

HP ENVY x360 - 15t touch Best Value (this is also compatible with the HP Tilt Pen)


You might see some HP ENVY x360 Laptops that showcase pens in the image beside... but I'm not listing all of them here because I couldn't find the specific pen that's compatible with those laptops. By the way, since this update... select HP Envy x360 laptops actually include a stylus... which is something that should have always happened. I don't know if the same applies to the ones you buy from resellers but... I can confirm that you're able to do so on HP's site.