Surface Pen delivers a natural writing and drawing experience, with ink that flows out in real time with virtually no lag or latency. Tilt support lets you shade your sketches just like you would with a graphite pencil.¹ Surface Pen also delivers exceptional artistic precision - with 4,096 pressure points that respond to the lightest touch.
Think with ink
Windows and Office 365 give Surface Pen more power than it ever had with paper. Strikethrough words to delete, circle text to select it, highlight using Ink Editor - even replay the sequence of mark-ups from others.
Taking and managing notes with OneNote is easier than ever. Do homework, replay notes to better remember your thoughts, and write out math equations that solve themselves using Ink Math Assistant - all in one place.
No printing required
Streamline editing documents with digital inking. Use your Surface Pen to annotate and highlight text and the built-in digital ruler to set things straight.
You can tilt the tip to artistically shade your drawings - just like you would with a graphite pencil.¹
Choose from additional tips (sold separately) to suit your creative mood - from a familiar No. 2 pencil to a low-friction tip similar to a fine-point pen.
No matter how fast you write or draw, the ink flows with virtually no lag or latency.
Writes like pen on paper
Surface Pen is a natural writing and drawing tool, with precision ink on one end that now enables tilt¹, and a natural-feeling rubber eraser on the other.
Sketch, shade, and paint
Allows artistic precision and finer control with 4,096 pressure points that respond to the lightest touch.
Responds to an artist's touch
Effortlessly express the finest sketches and lines with Surface Pen. Rest your hand on the screen of your Surface*, just as you would writing on a notebook. Surface Pen brings out the details in every line so you can see the intent behind each stroke.
* Some software and accessories sold separately.
¹ Surface Pen tilt functionality is available with Surface Pro 5th Gen, Surface Pro 6, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, Surface Book 2 (15"), Surface Book 2 (13") (when using updated firmware), Surface Go, Surface Studio (when using updated firmware), and Surface Studio 2.
Surface Pen - Poppy Red - with HB tip installed and 1 AAAA battery installed
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Used with a Surface Go 2 >> The Surface Pen is not a necessity, like the keyboard, but is definitely nice to have for taking notes and doodling. Since I use OneNote for keeping class notebooks, journals, and planning - a pen is essential to allow full use of the software. The pen sticks very nicely to the side of the Go 2, and I have discovered that the pen tip makes it much easier to touch those small icons on the taskbar. I had an older model 'second generation' pen (has the eraser tip with a 'clip' on the barrel) already in use, and this newer version is pretty much the same except for improved sensitivity to pressure, and the "tilt" function which is VERY nice to have when doodling. Those two improvements would make it worth the cost of buying this newest model pen if you do any drawing or doodling. If you are just taking notes and only interested in handwriting, the older model pen works pretty much the same for writing and recognition. The AAAA battery comes with it, and from what I have read does not need replacing very often. Pen automatically turns off when not in use, so no "button clicking" needed for it to be instantly ready to use when needed. Also picked up the 3-pack of assorted size tips to try out but haven't tried the different sizes yet to see if there is much difference. There are other pens out there, but check to see if they have Bluetooth (most do not) and check for 'eraser on top' function (most have button-push erasing). If you need the Bluetooth and like the 'eraser on top' method, then this pen is going to be the best solution. An OEM pen is usually the best device to use, unless you have a very good reason to try something else.
A:AnswerThat's a misleading answer. It actually depends if the Dell in question is compatible with Windows Ink. I tested my Surface Pro 3 pen on an HP Envy x360 and a Dell Inspiron 5000 (I think) and it worked. Maybe not all the features work, but if the technology is N-trig, then it will work.