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Does Microsoft's new Surface Slim Pen have a rechargeable battery?

Surface Slim Pen
Surface Slim Pen (Image credit: Windows Central)

Does Microsoft's new Surface Slim Pen have a rechargeable battery?

Charging it up

To go along with the Surface Pro X's slim body and thin bezels, the Surface Pro X works with Microsoft's new Surface Slim Pen (opens in new tab). The new pen has a rechargeable internal battery rather than removable batteries like previous Surface Pens. When you purchase the Surface Slim Pen, it comes with a charging base that charges the pen wirelessly. The base uses a USB-C connection and then charges the Surface Slim Pen wirelessly.

Charging with a keyboard

In addition to being able to charge the Surface Slim Pen through the included charging base, the Surface Slim Pen can also be charged inside the Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard. The keyboard has a cutout above the keys that can hold and wirelessly charge the Surface Slim Pen. The keyboard folds up and holds the pen secure when it's not in use, while also making sure the pen is charged and ready to go.

The only way to get the Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard right now is to purchase the Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen Bundle (opens in new tab). The bundle includes both the Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard and the Surface Slim Pen but is cheaper than if you purchase the non-signature keyboard and the Surface Slim Pen separately.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.