I am considering on getting a new surface but not sure which to get. I first thought i would get the regular one but the new ones are around the corner so I started looking a little deeper into what i might actually want to use it for. I was looking at videos on youtube and a few people had the pro version 1st gen surface and it was awesome to me because they used the pen as a graphic design tool and the tablet was essentially a drawing tool. I had considered before that i kind of liked the pen because you can essentially draw on certain notes and stuff but i was wondering if its only a surface pro benefit. Can i get a surface and buy the touch pen separately and do similar things on it? Like instead of typing use the pen to write notes hand written to word or even start having my own fun on photoshop? If not i might just have to get a pro even though its almost double the price.