Where is the best place to buy Microsoft's new Surface Slim Pen?
Microsoft's new Surface Slim Pen (opens in new tab) has a sleek modern design to go along with the thin and light Surface Pro X. It's slightly flattened, like a carpenters pencil, so it fits well in your hand. It also has an eraser on the back that also functions as a button that allows you to interact with supported Surface devices like the Surface Pro X.
The Surface Slim Pen supports tilt and 4,096 pressure levels so it can be used for drawing, digital artwork, as well as handwriting. The pen also supports wireless charging that works with either the cradle that comes with the Surface Slim Pen or within the Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard by going with the bundle.
The Surface Slim Pen will work with some other Surface devices, but most people buying it at this time will look to pair it with the Surface Pro X since they fit so well together.
Charging with a keyboard
The Surface Slim Pen comes with a charging cradle regardless of where you buy it. So, if you only want to purchase the Surface Slim Pen, you can use your standard retailer of choice. But if you want to be able to charge the Surface Slim Pen inside of your keyboard, you'll have to use the Microsoft Store. At least for now, the Microsoft Store is the only place you can purchase the Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen Bundle (opens in new tab). You can't purchase the Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard separately right now, so, again, you're limited to the Microsoft Store.
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. If you're looking to purchase a keyboard and pen to go along with your Surface Pro X, you'll save some money and get a better version of the Surface Pro X Keyboard.
In addition to having access to some exclusive hardware, the Microsoft Store also gives people reward points in certain countries that can be used to purchase subscriptions and gift cards.
The future of Surface Pro
The most compact Surface Pro yet
Between its impressive USB-C ports, quality display, SQ1 processor, and its wealth of RAM and storage, the Microsoft Surface Pro X looks like it's going to be an excellent device.
Bundle it up
This bundle includes the Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard that features Alcantara and the Surface Slim Pen that charges wirelessly within the keyboard.
The Surface Slim Pen is redesigned, offering a slimmer profile and wireless charging to complement the Surface Pro X and a "wide variety" of other Surface devices.
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