The New Device
The New Pen
- Tilt sensitivity
- Much lighter activation force
- Much reduced lag, especially near device edges
Without hover tilt sensing, you don't see your virtual brush in the right orientation right before you stroke. That'd be awkward because you need to know how the brush is touching the paper to make a mark. Fortunately, brush orientation left from the previous stroke doesn't affect the correct rendering of a new stroke with an initial tilt angle quite different from the final tilt angle of the previous stroke.
Pressure Level vs Activation Force
New Pen on other Surface devices?
"The new Surface Pen works with these generations of Surface Devices: Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Surface Studio and Surface Laptop. The new Surface Pro is the first Surface to enable 4096 levels of Pressure Sensitivity and Pen Tilt. These features will be updated on Surface Book and Surface Studio with updates in early 2018. All devices benefit from the 9g-low activation force."