Looking to draw on the screen of your Surface Pro 9? These are some of the best pens you can buy for that in 2022.
The new Surface Pro 9 has what it takes to be one of the best Windows tablets in 2022. One of the reasons for that has a lot to do with the touch screen. It supports inking with a Microsoft Surface Pen. Like with other Surface PCs, that means you can draw on the screen, annotate documents, and bring out your inner creativity in Windows apps like Photoshop or Fresh Paint.
However, the Surface Pro 9 uses Microsoft Pen Protocol. That means the list of supported pens will be quite small since you’ll have to use official pens or some third-party pens. That being said, there are great pens for the Surface Pro 9. Here are some of our favorites.
Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2
The Surface Slim Pen 2 is the best pen for the Surface Pro 9. It replicates a pen-to-paper feel thanks to the haptic motors inside the pen. It’s also flat and sits inside the Type Cover keyboard to recharge.
Microsoft Surface Pen
The original Surface Pen is still great for the Surface Pro 9. It uses AAAA batteries and comes in four colors. The Pen is also longer and shaped more like a traditional pencil than the Surface Slim Pen 2.
Surface Slim Pen
Microsoft’s original Surface Slim Pen also works with the Surface Pro 9. It lacks the haptics of the newer version but has the same basic design. It’s a great option if you want to save some money.
This is a third-party pen for use with the Surface Pro 9. You’ll have to recharge it externally, and it has fewer levels of pressure sensitivity when compared to the official pens you can buy from Microsoft, but it’s super affordable and rechargeable for a rated 300 hours of battery life.
Uogic Pen for Microsoft Surface
This is a cheap but great-looking Surface Pen alternative. It’s a third-party pen, so it doesn’t have as many levels of pressure sensitivity as the original from Microsoft, but it has replaceable pen tips.
This third-party Surface Pen has anti-breakpoint technology and anti-offiset technology. It also looks like the original pen from Microsoft and can magnetically attach to the side of your device.
Yeemie Stylus Pen
We like this Surface Pen alternative because it has interchangeable tips of various sizes. Note that this one also recharges externally via Micro-USB.
Tesha Surface pen
This pen is $30, so it’s hard to not suggest it for the Surface Pro 9. We like the way it is shaped, as well as the fact that it supports palm rejection technology. Just be aware it doesn’t have as many pressure points as a Microsoft pen.
Raphael 520BT Pen
This Surface Pen alternative retains the original 4,096 levels of sensitivity and is premium-feeling since it’s made of aluminum.
And those are some of the best pens that you can buy right now for the Surface Pro 9. We left out a lot of cheaper capacitive styli that don’t work very well with the tablet. We think when it comes to drawing on the Surface Pro 9, you might want the very best, so we suggest the Surface Slim Pen 2. If you can’t afford that, then an original Surface Pen is still a great option in 2022, as it’s an official Microsoft product and is still supported. The other third-party pens we mentioned work great for simple note-taking, too, but might not be the best for artists.
Surface Pro 9 (Wi-Fi Model)
The Surface Pro 9 is a top-tier Windows tablet with Intel or Qualcomm processors, and it comes in multiple colors for the first time ever.
Surface Pro 9 5G
The Surface Pro 9 with 5G is powered by the new Microsoft SQ3 chipset and it has a 120Hz display.