New pen on SP4

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  1. starstreak

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    Anybody got the new pen for the SP4 yet? How much better does it work?
     
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    Just bought the new one last week. So far, very good, though I miss the clip. Can't do a side by side comparison because I lost the old one. Subjectively, I think it's a better pen (except for missing clip). Seems a but lighter in weight. Do not notice any difference in the magnet. No issues with skipping (which did happen with the old pen).
     
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    It is good to hear that no there is no skipping.
    But you need a clip-on clip!

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    Anybody know of a good review of the new pen used on the SP4? Side by side comparison of the new pen vs old, etc.
     
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    Hmm nobody else bought the $99 stylus for their SP4 yet?
     
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    Well I got my own answer. :) I tried the new pen on my surface. Works and felt the same as original. It felt more like a mechanical pencil so felt "thin" but maybe it's me. I forgot to test corner accuracy. AND tilt still not supported on the SP4.
     
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    is it the same dimension as the older pen? if I bought a new pen could I just unscrew the top of my old pen and put it on the new one? the top part is just Bluetooth right so it should still work
     
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    Sorry, didn't see your post till just now. I don't know. I think since it's hardware in the top, you wouldn't just be able to switch that and still get the new functions. I no longer have the pen. The people at the MS store thought all I needed to do was just update my firmware, which, of course wasn't the case.
     
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    Is tilt supported post the Fall update?
     
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    Dunno, sorry
     

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