Axiotron Studio Pen – For Tablet PCs

Posted on 2011/12/25 at 14:34 by daarken 30 Comments

Many people have been purchasing the Fujitsu ST5112 lately, so I wanted to give a new stylus a try since the default stylus is a little small. Someone suggested that I try out the Axiotron Studio Pen. I think it is a great stylus and is very similar to the normal Intuos stylus. It also comes with a replacement trigger button, grip, nib remover, and several different types of nibs. If you have the Fujitsu ST5112, I definitely recommend giving this stylus a try.

If you just purchased your Fujitsu ST5112 and you haven’t installed the drivers yet for the stylus to active pressure sensitivity, you may need to download the drivers from Wacom’s site. Just select “tablet pc” under “Step 1″ and then select your OS under “Step 2.”

30 Comments on "Axiotron Studio Pen – For Tablet PCs"

  1. Dimi · 2011/12/25 at 15:24 · Reply

    I’ve actually tried out this stylus on my friend’s Fujitsu and i’ve found it pretty similar to my intuos 4 one, but I still prefer the feeling of a good wacom stylus haha.

    By the way, thanks for this awesome site and for the future tutorials that help me a lot, I feel like I improve my skills days by days thanks to you.
    Also sorry for my broken engish, and nice one again, you rule :)

  2. Trace007 · 2011/12/25 at 15:41 · Reply

    I’m using my new Fujitsu ight now!Seems like you have a lot of influence, Daarken. I’ll consider some new styluses.

    • daarken
      daarken · 2011/12/25 at 16:16 · Reply

      Haha, nice! How do you like it so far? Did you upgrade to 4 gigs of RAM? Lemme know if you have any questions.

  3. Matte Blac · 2011/12/27 at 14:27 · Reply

    Hi Daarken
    Im in Australia so its difficult to obtain the Fujitsu.
    Did you buy it refurbished? Or brand new? Im off to Hong Kong in March so im going to get it there if i can.
    What is the max RAM you can put in and hard drive capacity?
    Love the site mate, keep the great help coming.

    • daarken
      daarken · 2011/12/27 at 14:43 · Reply

      I bought mine used from a personal friend. 4 gigs is the max amount of RAM. I’m not sure what the max hard drive space is though. Mine has an 80 gig hard drive.

  4. Nik · 2011/12/28 at 00:25 · Reply

    Just got mine ordered on EBay! It’s got 3GB RAM and I’ve found a UK site that sells more.
    Just got to wait now, looking at pens…

    • daarken
      daarken · 2011/12/28 at 00:32 · Reply

      Nice! Haha, I wonder if people on eBay are wondering why everyone is buying that computer all of a sudden :D.

  5. verbaltachi · 2011/12/28 at 12:26 · Reply

    Yeah, I purchased mine from eBay as well about 2 months ago though it has the Core 2 Duo U7700 CPU and DDR2 667MHz RAM instead of the U2500 Core Duo and 533MHz. Just purchased the Studio Pen yesterday so looking forward to using it.

    Now I just need to upgrade to 4GB of RAM, switch to an SSD, and purchase the Dock for it and it’ll be complete. :)

    @Daarken, when you do your work on the ST5112, how hard do you press down on the screen? I try not to press down too hard since the screen gets a weird pink/green-ish streak/s which I think is caused by the screen protector, though it comes off after rubbing it.

    • daarken
      daarken · 2011/12/28 at 12:40 · Reply

      I don’t have to press down that hard and I have never noticed any color change.

  6. CKMoore · 2011/12/31 at 11:02 · Reply

    Hah – I’m glad you like this pen! :)

    This pen will work with any “penabled” tablet pc. That’s the technology that any wacom-based tablet pc uses – you’ll know if it says the pc is “penabled”. This also means that pens from penabled tablet pc’s work with each other. For example – when I was first searching out a tablet pc, I went to fry’s electronics to test some out. I was looking at an EEE Slate, but someone stole the pen. I found a fujitsu penabled pc (a t580), grabbed that pen, and then used it to test out the EEE Slate. Worked perfect.

  7. David Meister · 2012/01/05 at 15:58 · Reply

    Daarken,

    Hey man so I needed a portable solution for digital painting and I just bought the Fujitsu ST5112 off ebay. I’m excited and wanted to say thanks again for your advice in this. I will need to upgrade the memory though, any advice or tips on that?

    Thanks!

    David Meister

    • daarken
      daarken · 2012/01/05 at 16:24 · Reply

      Cool! I hope you like it. Hmm, there aren’t really any tips to give about RAM. You should be able to find it with Google and then you just unscrew the plate on the back and pop it in. It probably takes 2 minutes or less to install.

  8. David Meister · 2012/01/05 at 17:05 · Reply

    Oh wow! Sounds super easy! Thanks again, this is going to work great for a classes I’m taking at Concept Design Academy and Gnomon :)

  9. alexG · 2012/01/09 at 05:59 · Reply

    Hey Daarken

    I noticed how passionate you are about your Fujitsu Tablet PC. Can you tell us something about the new HP EliteBook 2760p Tablet PC (if you got the chance to play on one) compared to your Fujitsu and if it’s woth buying one for digital work: digital painting, graphic design etc.

    Thank you so much!

    • daarken
      daarken · 2012/01/09 at 16:32 · Reply

      Unfortunately I have never used one, sorry :(.

  10. Grigor · 2012/01/26 at 09:58 · Reply

    These tablet PCs, arent they bad for the wrists with all the electromagnetic waves they produce and your hands being constantly exposed to them? Also they are warming up i guess. I dont have one myself but i experience similar discomfort when i stay on the laptop for too long, i am just asking u know.

    • daarken
      daarken · 2012/01/26 at 10:34 · Reply

      Hmm, I haven’t heard anything about electromagnetic waves hurting your wrists before. In fact my wrists are much better since I started working regularly on my tablet pc. Staying on the laptop too long will of course hurt your wrists, as I’m sure any other product would if you used it for extended periods of time. Typically people’s wrists hurt when using laptops for long periods of time because they aren’t at the right height or angle.

  11. Jordan · 2012/02/22 at 17:08 · Reply

    Im trying out the St5112 and got everything up and running except I cant figure out how to bind the pen buttons to keystrokes? I downloaded the wacom pressure update, but found no calibration software to assign the buttons. Any help on this is greatly appreciated!
    Thanks

    • daarken
      daarken · 2012/02/22 at 17:19 · Reply

      You bind the stylus triggers through the control panel. Just go to start and then control panel. I don’t have my computer right in front of me, but it should be under “hardware and sound” and then under something like “pen tablet properties” or something of that nature.

  12. Kevin · 2012/05/03 at 20:22 · Reply

    If anyone is still looking for this pen, they are available now on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Axiotron-Studio-Pen-Modbook-Tablet-PCs-By-Wacom-/230785318897?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35bbe07ff1#ht_1443wt_1139

    • DrewMuch · 2012/07/08 at 22:44 · Reply

      Bro it’s already sold out. =(

  13. DrewMuch · 2012/07/08 at 14:30 · Reply

    Hey Daarken,

    been a while for me here.

    I wanted to know if there is a way to know which pens are compatible with the Asus B/E121 models. I bought my B121 models a few days back…its at ASUS support center for manufacture defect…OTL but in the mean time is there a way to know which pens are compatible with the tablet? If the intous ones are not are other ones like the bamboo pen?

    Cheers! and Thanks!

    • daarken
      daarken · 2012/07/08 at 15:35 · Reply

      I have never tried using a Bamboo pen with the Asus, so I can’t say for sure.

  14. Moody · 2012/08/16 at 17:30 · Reply

    Hi Guys,
    Just a quick question will the Studio Pen work on Galaxy S3?
    I saw a video on youtube somebody using the studio pen on Galaxy note. Just wondering if it works on Galaxy S3.

    Thanks

    • daarken
      daarken · 2012/08/16 at 18:33 · Reply

      I am not sure, I’ve never used the Galaxy S3.

  15. Nicolas Tyler doyle · 2012/10/10 at 10:16 · Reply

    Hey Daarken !!

    you are one of the very first concept artist and illustrator i have really “studied”. i have been so influenced by the way you paint, draw, etc.

    So i bought a fujitsu st5112 when i was ready (once i figured out what i was doing) and i even upgraded to 4gb of , which was cool to figure out by myself lol.

    ANYWAYS. i have been having trouble with using the default stylus with just using the color picker when in photoshop, and i learned that i can not even OPEN the stylus pen options in the Start, My computer, Control Panel settings.

    So i wanna get this axiotron pen ! and I CANT FIND IT FOR THE LIFE OF ME. its not on ebay and i dont think it is in any stores.

    if you have another pen or something quite similar that would be great !

    thank you so much Mike !

    - Nick Doyle

    • daarken
      daarken · 2012/10/10 at 10:28 · Reply

      Did you download the drivers from the Wacom site? Yeah, I don’t think they make the pen anymore because I can’t find it online either. I haven’t tested any other pens, so I can’t say for sure which one you should get, sorry!

      • Nicolas Tyler doyle · 2012/10/11 at 00:13 · Reply

        No i havent downloaded it yet but i will !! tho i still get pressure sensitivity when i am using it now. but that COULD be the problem. thnx

  16. rhui · 2013/02/26 at 18:13 · Reply

    would this work with razer edge tablet?
    http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-edge-pro

    I like that tablet, but it lacks a pen, although it should have pressure sensitivity when you touch it even without a pen since it uses synaptic’s touch technology (instead of a wacom sensor technology). But, drawing without a pen kinda sucks so I am looking and hoping for styli that would work with it before I even purchase that tablet.. any clarification would be greatly appreciated, thanks :D

  17. Allan · 2014/03/22 at 14:32 · Reply

    Hey daarken!

    I was wondering if your axiotron studio pen’s grip budges a little when you try to move it with your fingers.

    The rubber on mine doesn’t seem to stay tightly in place when I voluntarily push or pull.

    Does your do that too?

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