Microsoft finally opens pre-orders for Surface Pen in new colors


In May, a few weeks after unveiling its new Surface Laptop, Microsoft announced the new Surface Pro tablet – the successor to its Surface Pro 4, which it released in 2015. It also revealed a new version of the Surface Pen, with color options to match its latest Windows 10 devices.

The new pen speeds up the inking experience to the point that there’s no perceptible lag. It’s double the speed of the previous version, and it can handle tilting, which lets users shade like they would with a pencil. The new pen is compatible with older Surface devices, although tilt won’t work with every gadget. The new Surface Pros support it, and Microsoft plans to add the functionality to existing Surface Studio desktops and Surface Books later this year.

 Preorders are now open for Microsoft’s new Surface Pen, which the company announced last month alongside the new Surface Pro. The pen costs $99.99, and for now, it appears that only the platinum version is available