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Write as fast as you think

When we created Surface Pen, we combined the act of writing on paper with the best of working digitally. It’s personal, natural, and feels just like writing in your favorite journal or drawing in your sketchbook.

  • Click to OneNote

    One click of Surface Pen opens a blank OneNote page – even if your Surface is locked or asleep. Notes are saved automatically. Perfect for those flashes of inspiration.

  • Precision accuracy

    Digital ink flows directly from the tip of Surface Pen. It’s just as smooth, fluid, and precise as your favorite ballpoint pen on paper.

  • Pressure sensitivity

    With 256 levels of pressure sensitivity, Surface Pen responds just like a real pen to create thicker, darker lines when you push harder.

  • Palm Block technology

    Awkward stylus ergonomics be gone! When you use Surface Pen, you can rest your hand comfortably on the screen without leaving any unintended marks.

Take insane notes

Taking notes has never been this easy. Write and draw directly on your screen, convert your handwriting to text, and highlight and write directly in PDFs and documents.

  • OneNote

    Your personal digital notebook, accessible with one click of Surface Pen.

  • Drawboard PDF

    Draw, highlight, and make notes directly on PDFs.

  • Office apps1

    Use Surface Pen with Office applications like Word and PowerPoint to make notes and highlight text.

Creativity untethered

Draw, sketch, and create with full pressure sensitivity and incredible accuracy directly on the high-resolution Surface screen. Run all your favorite programs from Adobe Creative Cloud2 to Fresh Paint.

  • Fresh Paint

    The ultimate canvas for your big ideas. Use oil, watercolors, pencils, and all the tools you need to paint.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud2

    The gold standard for digital creativity, including Adobe® Photoshop® CC and Illustrator® CC.

  • Manga Studio2

    Create a digital masterpiece with this 2D drawing, comic, and illustration software.

Transform the way you work

With Surface and the power of Surface Pen, brainstorm, sketch diagrams, write formulas, and run all the desktop software you rely on. Whether you’re in the lab, the field, or on the manufacturing floor, Surface Pen gives you the versatility to work the way you want.

  • AutoCAD® 3602

    Transform your sketches into 3D models with AutoCAD and Surface Pen.

  • OneNote

    Sketch diagrams, write formulas, and collaborate with OneNote and Surface Pen.

  • Bluebeam Revu2

    Annotate, design, and document projects with Bluebeam Revu.

Write music wherever inspiration strikes

StaffPad2 recognizes your handwritten music and converts it into a beautifully typeset score. For the first time, an entire orchestra is available at the tip of your Pen.

  • Staff Pad

The best Surface experience includes Pen

Every Surface has a beautiful, bright, high-resolution display that works hand in hand with Surface Pen to give you the most advanced and natural writing and drawing experience on a tablet.


  • Pressure sensitivity

    256 levels

  • Size

    Weight: 0.81 ounces
    Diameter: 9.5 mm
    Length: 137 mm

  • Compatibility

    Surface Pro 3

    Surface 3

  • Connectivity

    Bluetooth 4.0

  • Power

    1 AAAA, two 319 coin cell batteries


Technical Specifications

  • Color:

    Silver, black, dark blue, and red

  • Pressure sensitivity:

    256 levels

  • Size:

    (L/W/H) 5.39 in (137 mm) x 0.37 in (9.5 mm)

  • Weight:

    0.81 ounces (23 grams)

  • Buttons:

    Right-click and erase

  • Connectivity:

    Bluetooth 4.0

1Office sold separately on Surface Pro 3.
2Sold separately