Identify your Surface Pen and features

Applies to: Surface Devices

If you're not sure which pen you have, use this page to help you identify it. Once you identify your pen, find your Surface model to see what features are available. For info on how to use your pen, go to How to use your Surface Pen.

Surface Slim Pen


Image of Surface Slim Pen with call out items.

  1. Eraser and top button
  2. LED Light
  3. Right-click and select button
  4. Pen tip

Find your Surface model to see which pen features will be available on your device. 

Surface Model Ink pressure points Bluetooth connectivity Magnet attach Tilt
Non-Surface PCs
Surface Pro 1
Surface Pro 2
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4
1024
Surface Pro (5th Gen)
Surface Pro 6
Surface Pro 7
4096
Surface Pro X 4096 Yes, with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard
Surface Laptop (1st Gen)
Surface Laptop 2
1024
Surface Laptop 3 (all models) 4096
Surface Book (all models) 1024
Surface Book 2 (all models)
Surface Book 3 (all models)
4096
Surface 3 1024
Surface Go
Surface Go 2
4096
Surface Studio
Surface Studio 2
4096

Surface Pen with no clip


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  1. Eraser and top button
  2. LED light
  3. Right-click and select button
  4. Pen tip

Find your Surface model to see which pen features will be available on your device. For info on changing the battery, go to Change Surface Pen batteries.

Surface Model Ink pressure points Bluetooth connectivity Magnet attach Tilt
Non-Surface PCs
Surface Pro 1
Surface Pro 2
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4
1024
Surface Pro (5th Gen)
Surface Pro 6
Surface Pro 7
4096
Surface Pro X 4096
Surface Laptop (1st Gen)
Surface Laptop 2
1024
Surface Laptop 3 (all models) 4096
Surface Book (all models) 1024
Surface Book 2 (all models)
Surface Book 3 (all models)
4096
Surface 3 1024
Surface Go
Surface Go 2
4096
Surface Studio
Surface Studio 2
4096

Surface Pen with single button on flat edge


Drawing of a Surface Pen with single button on flat edge, with key features marked with numbers 1 through 7 to correspond to the text key following the image

  1. Eraser and top button
  2. LED light
  3. Cap
  4. Clip
  5. Magnet
  6. Right-click and select button
  7. Pen tip

Find your Surface model to see which pen features will be available on your device. For info on changing the battery, go to Change Surface Pen batteries.

Surface Model Ink pressure points Bluetooth connectivity Magnet attach Tilt
Non-Surface PCs
Surface Pro 1
Surface Pro 2
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4
1024
Surface Pro (5th Gen)
Surface Pro 6
Surface Pro 7
4096
Surface Pro X 4096
Surface Laptop (1st Gen)
Surface Laptop 2
1024
Surface Laptop 3 (all models) 4096
Surface Book (all models) 1024
Surface Book 2 (all models)
Surface Book 3 (all models) 
4096
Surface 3 1024
Surface Go
Surface Go 2
4096
Surface Studio
Surface Studio 2
4096

Surface Pen with two side buttons


Picture that calls out the different buttons on Surface Pen with clip.

  1. Top button
  2. Right-click and select button
  3. Eraser button
  4. Pen tip

Find your Surface model to see which pen features will be available on your device. For info on changing the battery, go to Change Surface Pen batteries.

Surface Model Ink pressure points Bluetooth connectivity Magnet attach Tilt
Non-Surface PCs
Surface Pro 1
Surface Pro 2
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4
1024
Surface Pro (5th Gen)
Surface Pro 6
Surface Pro 7
4096
Surface Pro X 4096
Surface Laptop (1st Gen)
Surface Laptop 2
1024
Surface Laptop 3 (all models) 4096
Surface Book (all models) 1024
Surface Book 2 (all models)
Surface Book 3 (all models) 
4096
Surface 3 1024
Surface Go
Surface Go 2
4096
Surface Studio
Surface Studio 2
4096

 

Microsoft Classroom Pen


Microsoft Surface Classroom Pen features

  1. Right-click and select button
  2. Eraser button
  3. Pen tip

Find your Surface model to see which pen features will be available on your device. For info on changing the battery, go to Change Surface Pen batteries. 

Surface Model Ink pressure points Bluetooth connectivity Magnet attach Tilt
Non-Surface PCs
Surface Pro 1
Surface Pro 2
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4
1024
Surface Pro (5th Gen)
Surface Pro 6
Surface Pro 7
4096
Surface Pro X 4096
Surface Laptop (1st Gen)
Surface Laptop 2
1024
Surface Laptop 3 (all models) 4096
Surface Book (all models) 1024
Surface Book 2 (all models)
Surface Book 3 (all models)
4096
Surface 3 1024
Surface Go
Surface Go 2
4096
Surface Studio
Surface Studio 2
4096