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Stay in the zone

Drawing, editing, searching7—a digital pen is a great way to keep the workflow flowing.

Work smarter in Office

Get important tasks done with inking like editing Word docs, PowerPoint slides or doing math equations in OneNote - all with your digital pen.

Windows Ink editing and inking in Word

Smart editing in Word

Windows Ink works great with Word to make editing docs better than ever: Strike through words to make them disappear, circle text to select, highlight with precision, or transform drawings into shapes with just one touch.

Windows Ink inking in OneNote

OneNote Math Assistant

Enhance learning and problem solving by using Windows Ink and OneNote together. Write a math problem on your touchscreen PC and OneNote for Windows 10 solves it. Get to the answer quickly, or see step-by-step instructions to help you learn how OneNote got the solution.

Windows Ink inking in PowerPoint

Power of the Pen

Use your digital pen and touch simultaneously to draw with the built-in ruler, replay the sequence of mark-ups from others, and better understand their thought process – all with Windows Ink in PowerPoint.

Feature Key

  • Windows Hello

  • Cortana

  • Windows Ink

  • Touchscreen

  • Security

  • S mode

    9 11
  • Windows Mixed Reality

    8 10
Windows Ink Workspace on lock screen
Sticky Notes

Smart Sticky Notes

Never lose a thought or forget a detail. Write a flight number and up comes the flight status, or jot an address and Maps will find the best route. Even write a phone number and then just tap it to make the call.

Windows Ink Sketchpad


Capture details and ideas as they happen. Naturally use two-hands to adjust the thickness of a line, or bring up a digital ruler for tracing along the straight edge, just like on paper.

Windows Ink Workspace Screen Sketch

Screen Sketch

Easily capture what's on your screen and mark it up with your digital pen. Whether it's a doc, web page, photo or app, take a screenshot of your desktop, ink it up and share it in one click.

Surface Dial

Surface Dial

Reimagine you physical tools in the digital world. The Surface Dial lets you customize, store, and navigate your ideas. Use apps more easily than ever with the “press and hold” maneuver that displays your tools in a radial menu of tools.


Wacom Bamboo Ink PenNEW

Bamboo Ink Pen from Wacom

Optimized for Windows Ink and works with the largest range of Windows 10 touchscreens, get fully customizable screens and apps in one click. Exchangeable nibs offer plenty of writing options.

Surface PenNEW

Surface Pen

Create without limits. The new Surface Pen is better than ever with precision ink on one end and a rubber eraser on the other — plus tilt for shading,1 greater sensitivity, and virtually no lag.


1 This feature must be enabled in Settings and requires a digital pen with a Bluetooth button.

2 Requires a digital pen-capable device.

3 Cortana available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device.

4 Touch capable tablet or PC required. Pen accessory may be sold separately.

5 Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.

6 Windows Ink was designed for improved latency on select devices with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, not including Surface devices.

7 Touch-enabled device required; pen accessory may be sold separately. Available in UWP and XAML fields. User must enable this feature in settings.

8 Sound, Cortana and voice dictation require compatible mic-enabled headphones with a 3.5mm jack (USB not supported), plugged into the audio jack on the HMD. You can find compatible headphones by looking for the Cortana badge or Circle icon on product packaging and websites.

9 If you switch out of S mode, you can't switch back into S mode.

10 Windows Mixed Reality requires a compatible Windows 10 PC and headset, plus the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or later; PC requirements may vary for available apps and content.

11 Windows 10 in S mode works exclusively with apps from the Microsoft Store within Windows and accessories that are compatible with Windows 10 in S mode. A one-way switch out of S mode is available. Learn more at

* Up to 16 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in August 2016 using preproduction Intel® Core™ i7, 1TB, 16 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.

** System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1GB = 1 billion bytes. For more information, see

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