Microsoft announces new Surface Pen at October Surface event

What you need to know

  • Microsoft announced a new Surface Pen at the October Surface event for the Surface Pro X.
  • The new pen is black to match the Surface Pro X and rests inside a cradle for the Surface Pro X.
  • The new pen will work with the Surface Pro X and potentially the Surface Neo.

Microsoft announced the Surface Pro X, a thin-and-light 2-in-1 device powered by an ARM chip. The Surface Pro X features a sleeker design than previous Surface Pro models, with thinner bezels and a thinner body. Part of the new design is the cradle for a Surface Pen inside the new Type Cover.

The cradle holds a newly designed Surface Pen. The new pen is black, appears to have an ergonomic design with some rounded edges, and features a Microsoft logo towards the top of the pen.

Microsoft didn't release any details on the new Surface Pen in terms of points of sensitivity or other features. The new Surface Pen was shown off working with the Surface Neo, so there's a chance that it will work with multiple Surface devices.

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