Touchscreen that can use a stylus (for creative people)

Hi, I’m just wondering if there are any plans for a pressure-sensitive display with a stylus? I like to do digital illustration, digital sculpting, etc. Currently using HP Spectre x360.

Not a big deal if not because I can always just attach my Wacom but it would be nice if there was a Framework laptop geared towards artists, illustrators, etc. :slight_smile:

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To be honest, I don’t use my stylus on my Surface Laptops very often because the angle is awkward. I still do appreciate having the option for the occasions, however.

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Hey, see I’m the complete opposite. I use my stylus almost every single day and never really had a problem with it. Palm rejection works really well with a Spectre. Try using Clip Studio Paint, Leonardo, and 3D Coat on a Spectre. All touching the screen does is navigation.

It’s interesting that you bring up the Surface because my horrible experience with the Surface Pro 3 is exactly why I’m interested in Framework laptops. The battery actually bulged in my SP3 and cracked the screen. If I had been able to easily replace the battery I could have been able to prevent that from happening. Of course, this happened right after the warranty expired.

Never buying a Surface ever again.

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Yes please! This laptop would be an instant buy for me if this type of touchscreen was available as an option.

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+1, I use this all the time for work and I don’t plan on buying another laptop without it.

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I also agree the need for touch screen and pressure sensitive and “accurate with the dot” stylus

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If there is an stylus version, please add an extra scratch protection for the screen. I am also a bit more classic mate laptop screen with old usb Wacom but… sometimes I use my old Surface stylus to fix some issues.

Plus 1, having touch screen and stylus version would just kick my heart! I just want to have an all-set laptop for business, classes teaching, and gaming. I tried to consider the Microsoft Surface series, but the price is just the way to ridiculous.

I find touchscreens useful for mobile development (running emulator on-screen). I only buy touchscreen laptops these days.

I’ve also just ordered a one of those cheap $10 LCD writing pads because my laptop doesn’t flip or have a stylus for quick explanatory diagrams, hint, hint.

I would love to see a 2in1 version like the MS Surface! It would be awesome to use this laptop as a tablet or notebook. I would buy an MS Surface instantly if i could change parts easily… my Surface Pro 4 battery only lasted 2 years before it started to lose 20%+ daily battery life without using it.

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What a really great product Framework!

A vote for a touchscreen version from me. Either as 2-in-1 or as a fold back screen. This would convince me to trade in my iPad and MacBook Pro combo.

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Maybe we will see a touchscreen in “Gen 2” of the Framework Laptop, as I suspect it would require some design changes. Maybe it’ll be a 2-in-1 by then :slight_smile:

According to the business model, something like a digitizer based screen would be a possible future option that could be purchased separately and installed by design in your current module.

I look forward to such a screen upgrade.

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I’m also currently an HP Spectre user, and use a stylus to annotate and diagram while teaching. I’d be very interested if a touchscreen option was introduced.

Question for someone with more technical knowledge than me: would adding touch be possible as a simple display upgrade to the current laptops existing screen? I’d guess that the touch input would require another connector on the mainboard, apart from the current 40pin that the display uses.

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I don’t know if this adds any knowledge to the above, but there’s now a decent pic of the display cable in the mainboard replacement guide, step 10. I’m not counting 40 pins, but I’m a total amateur and could just be looking at it wrong. Either way, @Nich_Trimble’s point still stands: if the mainboard can’t support touchscreens, then I don’t think we can reasonably expect to see a Framework laptop with a touchscreen in the future. That could become a growing point of frustration as Windows tries to integrate Android apps into its OS.

It is indeed a 40-pin header, and there are signals on it to support potential future touchscreens. That is not something we have a current roadmap for though.

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Yeah a touchscreen option definitely would be a instant buy. It gives a lot of versality and nowadays it is really useful.

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Without a 360 hinge, it will never be a great tablet, but the 180 makes it viable enough to use a stylus while sitting at a table (I presume, I don’t have hands on with one to know how stable it sits). I currently take meeting notes and do other writing with an iPad, so I could see appreciating a touchscreen option in the future. +1

Without a 360 hinge, it will never be a great tablet, but the 180 makes it viable enough to use a stylus while sitting at a table (I presume, I don’t have hands on with one to know how stable it sits). I currently take meeting notes and do other writing with an iPad, so I could see appreciating a touchscreen option in the future. +1