New Surface Pen (2017) Compatibility with Other Surface Devices

Hi, I have pre-ordered the new Surface pen for my Surface Book.

I just want to know the detailed compatibility for this new Surface Pen.

Will this new Surface Pen still comes with 4096 pressure sensitivity when it operates on other Surface devices?

Some says the configuration of the pen will be restricted by the old N-trig chips on old surfaces, and the pressure sensitivity will drop to 1024 for pro4 and book, 256 for pro3. Is this true?

When will the tilt function update happens on other surface devices??



The new Surface Pen works with these generations of Surface Devices: Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Surface Studio and Surface Laptop.  The new Surface Pro is the first Surface to enable 4096 levels of Pressure Sensitivity and Pen Tilt.  These features will be updated on Surface Book and Surface Studio with updates in early 2018.  All devices benefit from the 9g-low activation force.


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Last updated January 5, 2021 Views 11,575 Applies to: