Identify your Surface Pen and features

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

Supports pen and inking

Bluetooth connectivity

Magnet attach

Tilt

Non-Surface PCs

No

No

No

No

Surface Pro 1
Surface Pro 2

No

No

No

No

Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Pro (5th Gen)
Surface Pro 6
Surface Pro 7

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

Yes

Surface Pro X

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

Yes, with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard

Yes

Surface Laptop (1st Gen)
Surface Laptop 2

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Laptop 3 (all models)

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

Yes

Surface Laptop Go

No

Yes

No

No

Surface Book (all models)

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Book 2 (all models)
Surface Book 3 (all models)

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

Yes

Surface 3

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Go
Surface Go 2

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

Yes

Surface Studio
Surface Studio 2

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

Yes

Surface Pen with no clip

Surface_Pen_diagram-520

  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

Supports pen and inking

Bluetooth connectivity

Magnet attach

Tilt

Non-Surface PCs

No

No

No

No

Surface Pro 1
Surface Pro 2

No

No

No

No

Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

Yes

No

Surface Pro (5th Gen)
Surface Pro 6
Surface Pro 7

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

Yes

Yes

Surface Pro X

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

Yes

Surface Laptop (1st Gen)
Surface Laptop 2

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Laptop 3 (all models)

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

Yes

Surface Laptop Go

No

Yes

No

No

Surface Book (all models)

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

Yes

No

Surface Book 2 (all models)
Surface Book 3 (all models)

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

Yes

Yes

Surface 3

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

Yes

No

Surface Go
Surface Go 2

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

Yes

Yes

Surface Studio
Surface Studio 2

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

Yes

Yes

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

Supports pen and inking

Bluetooth connectivity

Magnet attach

Tilt

Non-Surface PCs

No

No

No

No

Surface Pro 1
Surface Pro 2

No

No

No

No

Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

Yes

No

Surface Pro (5th Gen)
Surface Pro 6
Surface Pro 7

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

Yes

No

Surface Pro X

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Laptop (1st Gen)
Surface Laptop 2

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Laptop 3 (all models)

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Laptop Go

No

Yes

No

No

Surface Book (all models)

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

Yes

No

Surface Book 2 (all models)
Surface Book 3 (all models) 

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

Yes

No

Surface 3

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

Yes

No

Surface Go
Surface Go 2

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

Yes

No

Surface Studio
Surface Studio 2

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

Yes

No

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

Supports pen and inking

Bluetooth connectivity

Magnet attach

Tilt

Non-Surface PCs

No

No

No

No

Surface Pro 1
Surface Pro 2

No

No

No

No

Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Pro (5th Gen)
Surface Pro 6
Surface Pro 7

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Pro X

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Laptop (1st Gen)
Surface Laptop 2

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Laptop 3 (all models)

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Laptop Go

No

Yes

No

No

Surface Book (all models)

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Book 2 (all models)
Surface Book 3 (all models) 

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface 3

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Go
Surface Go 2

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

No

Surface Studio
Surface Studio 2

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

Yes

No

No

 

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

Supports pen and inking

Bluetooth connectivity

Magnet attach

Tilt

Non-Surface PCs

No

No

No

No

Surface Pro 1
Surface Pro 2

No

No

No

No

Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

No

No

No

Surface Pro (5th Gen)
Surface Pro 6
Surface Pro 7

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

No

No

No

Surface Pro X

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

No

No

No

Surface Laptop (1st Gen)
Surface Laptop 2

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

No

No

No

Surface Laptop 3 (all models)

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

No

No

No

Surface Laptop Go

No

No

No

No

Surface Book (all models)

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

No

No

No

Surface Book 2 (all models)
Surface Book 3 (all models)

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

No

No

No

Surface 3

Yes, with 1024 pressure points

No

No

No

Surface Go
Surface Go 2

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

No

No

No

Surface Studio
Surface Studio 2

Yes, with 4096 pressure points

No

No

No

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