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Microsoft’s new Surface Pen will set you back $99

You can only pre-order the platinum color for now.
Rob LeFebvre, @roblef
June 6, 2017
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Microsoft's new Surface Pen, announced at the same time as a new Surface Pro tablet, is supposed to feel like writing on paper. The company also claims its the "fastest pen ever" on any platform and it has a staggering 4,096 pressure points (up from 1,024), reduced parallax and a new Apple Pencil-like tilt feature that lets you use the side of its writing tip for things like shading. This new stylus is available for pre-order now for $99. Only the platinum color is available for pre-order, so far, but there are also black, cobalt blue and burgundy colors on Microsoft's pre-order page.

While some folks may bemoan that the new pen is $40 more than the previous version and doesn't seem to be bundled with Surface Pros, the new price point is absolutely in line with the Apple Pencil. It makes sense that a new stylus, stuffed with high-end features that also work with older Surface devices would be a bit more pricey.

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