Windows Pen Resolution Test

This manual test verifies that a system's pen digitizer resolution is at least 150 pixels per inch and equal to the native display resolution or greater.

Test details

Associated requirements

Device.Digitizer.Pen.PenResolution System.Client.Digitizer.Touch.ColdBootLatency

See the system hardware requirements.


Windows RT (ARM-based) Windows 8 (x64) Windows 8 (x86) Windows RT 8.1 Windows 8.1 x64 Windows 8.1 x86

Expected run time

~2 minutes






Running the test

Before you run the test, complete the test setup as described in the test requirements: System Client Testing Prerequisites.

Clean input is especially important in handwriting. It is critical that users can draw natural lines and curves that mimic the feeling of pen on paper; this can only be accomplished with clean, high-quality input.

To complete this test, use a straight edge to guide the pen along the lines that are rendered on the screen, from the green targets to the yellow targets. The test notifies you after all lines are completed.


For troubleshooting information, see How to run the Windows HCK Tests for Touch and Pen Devices.

Related topics

How to run the Windows HCK Tests for Touch and Pen Devices



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