Does the new Surface Slim Pen work with older Surfaces?

Does the new Surface Slim Pen work with older Surfaces?

Best answer: The Surface Slim Pen works with numerous Surface devices, including Surface Books, Surface Pro 3 and up, Surface Go, Surface Laptops, Surface Studios, and Surface 3.Draw anything: Microsoft Surface Slim Pen ($145 at Microsoft)

Using the Slim Pen with your Surface

The new Slim Pen not only works with new Surface hardware, including the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro X, and Surface Pro 7 but also a whole host of older products too. Here's a full list, provided by Microsoft on the Surface Slim Pen product page:

  • Surface Book
  • Surface Book 2
  • Surface Studio
  • Surface Studio 2
  • Surface Laptop
  • Surface Laptop 2
  • Surface Laptop 3
  • Surface Go
  • Surface Pro 3
  • Surface Pro 4
  • Surface Pro 5th Gen
  • Surface Pro 6
  • Surface Pro 7
  • Surface 3

Why you'd want to use the new Surface Slim Pen

Surface Slim Pen

Surface Slim Pen (Image credit: Windows Central)

The new Slim Pen is a redesign of the classic Surface stylus, featuring a flat side to help it fit into a cradle, and even includes wireless charging. If you own the new Surface Pro X, you can even place it in the cradle above the keyboard to keep it topped up on the go.

With the Surface Slim Pen, you'll turn your Surface device into a powerful creative tool, allowing you to sketch and interact with various parts of Windows. If you plan on doing a little notetaking or doodling, the Pen may be just what you need with your Surface tablet.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.