Microsoft Education is launching a bunch of new products today. Microsoft partners like Dell, Lenovo, and Acer are launching a number of new and affordable Windows 10 devices for their education customers. Most of these devices are regular low to mid-end laptops, though there is a big highlight: the new Microsoft Classroom Pen.
Microsoft is launching a new Classroom Pen designed specifically for students and for use in schools. The pen is designed to be easier to hold and be more durable, which is something that’s going to be really useful for schools. It comes with a hardened pen tip that’s harder to break, and even if there is an accident, every Classroom Pen will come with a replacement tip on the box.
The pen also includes a built-in”slot at the end that makes it easy to connect students’ device cases, so it’s harder to lose them.
It’s also going to be cheaper than something like the regular Surface Pen. It will be available exclusively to education institutions, coming in packs of 20 for a total cost of $799.80, so that’s around $39.99 per pen. It’ll be available starting next month, and it’s going to be available for purchase from the same 36 markets where the Surface Go is available.
Microsoft’s new Classroom Pen is definitely a much-needed product, especially to go along with products like the Surface Go where adding a Surface Pen can really increase the price of the complete experience. This seems like a much cheaper and safer alternative.