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Where is the best place to buy Microsoft's new Surface Slim Pen?

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

Where is the best place to buy Microsoft's new Surface Slim Pen?

Best answer: The best place to get the Surface Slim Pen is directly from Microsoft. The price for just the pen is the same as some other retailers, but the Microsoft Store is the only place you can purchase the Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen Bundle.A fresh Surface Pro: Microsoft Surface Pro X (opens in new tab) (From $999 at Microsoft)Fancy bundle: Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen Bundle (opens in new tab) ($270 at Microsoft)Sleek pen: Microsoft Surface Slim Pen (opens in new tab) ($145 at Microsoft)

Slimming down

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.

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.