Full range of new Surface Pen colors now up for preorder at Microsoft
Preorders are now open for the new Surface Pen in its full range of colors.
The new Surface Pen initially went up for order in June, but only in one color: Platinum. Now, Microsoft has made the full range of new Surface Pen colors available for preorder (opens in new tab), including Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, and Black options (via MSPU).
The updated Surface Pen, which was revealed alongside the new Surface Pro at Microsoft's Shanghai event in May, is a solid improvement over its predecessor. The Pen offers quick response times with 21ms of latency, more accuracy with 4,096 pressure levels, and tilt detection that can help with shading and more.
The Platinum color option remains available for immediate shipment. If you're hoping to pick up one of the other colors, however, you can preorder them now for $99 ahead of an expected August 21 ship date.
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In a previous post it was stated that the old surfaces will get an firmware update to allow the use of the new features of the new pen. Has this update been released or are we still waiting for it? I wouldn't mind getting this pen for my Surface Pro 4, if it will give me tilt function and the lower activation force.