Apple and Microsoft Now Offer $100 Styluses. But Do Schools Need—or Want—Them?

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Their battery-powered pens for the Surface tablet cost up to $100 each and claim to have 4,096 different pressure points for precision. In April, Acer will unveil its first Chrome OS tablet with a stylus included, along with a built-in place to store it. And Lenovo’s higher-end 500e Chromebook includes a stylus, while its $300 model, the 300e, can actually use any instrument—from regular pencils to paper clips—to interact with the screen.