1. Bullet25's Avatar
    I can't seem to find a straight answer on the internet if the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover works on the Surface 3 (not pro).
    Does anybody here know? I don't care if its a little bigger than the Surface 3 I just want to find out if it works with it.
    Thanks in advance.
    03-04-2016 03:41 PM
  2. Brad Allison's Avatar
    Yes, I am using mine on my Surface 3 (not pro) right now. The newer pen works too. I love it!
    03-04-2016 04:20 PM
  3. xmennight's Avatar
    Hi Brad:

    Thanks for validate.

    I have another question. Which is the difference between the Surface 3 original pen vs. the Surface 4 Pro newer pen?

    I thought that doesn't work with Surface 3.

    Thanks a lot:

    xmennight
    03-04-2016 08:27 PM
  4. crp852's Avatar
    I'm using the Surface 4 pen on both my SP3 and S3. It works perfectly fine on both machines, even if when I switch from using the SP3 to the S3 (i have both with me, using the SP3 as a desktop machine & the S3 to take handwritten notes at the same time).

    The differences to the original pen are:
    1) The pen "top" works as an eraser
    2) There are no separate buttons on the barrel of the pen; bu, there is a "right click" function in the narrow strip of metal that runs down almost the full length of the barrel. You can press on the end of this strip closest to the pen nib - it works kind of the same way as pressing on the right hand edge of a trackpad.

    Functionally though, at least for me (running both Win 8 & now Win 10), the new Surface Pro 4 pen has been a direct replacement for the S3 pen.

    crp
    03-31-2016 02:45 PM
  5. Brian282's Avatar
    Originally posted by Bullet25
    I can't seem to find a straight answer on the internet if the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover works on the Surface 3 (not pro).
    Does anybody here know? I don't care if its a little bigger than the Surface 3 I just want to find out if it works with it.
    Thanks in advance.
    Yes, it works fine. Realize that the pressure sensitivity is hardware related, built into tab. So you have 256 levels of sensitivity and not 1024 levels. I think the pen is awesome. Oh and unless you have the extended Microsoft warranty. They don't offer free nibs like the old pen.
    04-03-2016 08:21 AM

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