These are the best pens for the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2022)
Dell recently launched a completely redesigned XPS 13 2-in-1 for 2022. This new model now comes in a tablet form factor with an optional keyboard accessory, instead of the convertible design of past iterations. Of course, just like those previous models, the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 still supports active pens and Dell is even launching the XPS Stylus alongside the tablet if you want something that fits perfectly.
It’s fair to say that if you’re buying a Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, the best option you have is to buy the XPS Stylus too, since it’s designed to magnetically attach to the tablet and charge wirelessly. Still, the $100 is a bit steep, so if you want something a bit cheaper, or just different, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up some of the best pens you can buy to use with the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 . For the sake of clarity, the XPS 13 2-in-1 supports pens that use the Wacom AES 2.0 protocol, and that’s what we’ve looked for here.
It costs the same as the Dell XPS Stylus, but the Wacom Bamboo Ink Plus has a very compelling selling point - it supports both Acom AES and the MPP protocol, so it will work on almost any laptop that supports Windows Ink. Plus, it supports 4,096 levels of pressure, tilt, and Bluetooth, so it's a fully featured pen.
Dell actually has a few pens in its catalog, and if you want something official but slightly cheaper than the XPS stylus, the Dell Premium Active Pen may be for you. It has 4,096 levels of pressure, tilt support, and even Bluetooth for quick app shortcuts. And, just like the Wacom model, it supports both AES and MPP.
Using a Lenovo pen with a Dell tablet may be preposterous to some, but if you're a fan of this classy design with a gold tip, the Lenovo Pen Pro is a great option. It has 4,096 levels of pressure, tilt support, and Bluetooth. However, it's still pretty expensive and it only supports AES, so that's something to keep in mind.
Getting into the cheaper pens, the Lazarite M Pen is a fantastic choice. It has all the features you'd expect, including AES and MPP support, 4,096 levels of pressure, and tilt. It doesn't have Bluetooth and takes an AAAA battery, but for $55, this is a fantastic pen for any Windows Ink laptop.
If you don't want to spend $100 but you still want a Wacom pen, the regular Bamboo Ink is a great option. It's much cheaper and strips out Bluetooth, but it still has 4,096 levels of pressure, tilt, and support for both AES and MPP. It's much cheaper, but still one of the best pens for the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1.
If you want to stick with Dell branded accessories but you want something easier on the wallet, the Dell Active Pen is a solid alternative. It leaves out some features like Bluetooth or MPP support, but it still has 4,096 levels of pressure and offers a solid experience for basic note-taking.
And those are some of the best pens you can buy if you want something you can use with the new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1. Most of these are capable pens, and many are from well-known brands and they’re bound to serve you well for a long time. If you want something that will still work when you buy a different laptop later, the Wacom Bamboo Ink Plus and other pens that support multiple protocols are the way to go. Of course, you can save money by going with something simple like the Tesha pen.
If you haven’t yet, you can buy the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 using the link below, along with being able to buy the XPS Folio keyboard or the XPS Stylus. Otherwise, you may want to take a look at the best convertibles available right now if you want something a little different that still can be used as a tablet. Or just look at the best laptops in general if you don’t necessarily need that.