Targus comes up with a solution with Windows 8
The Targus Touch Pen solves the problem with using Windows 8 on an older laptop that isn’t a touchscreen. This is solved by using a special stylus though. All you have to do is plug the receiver into a USB port and then calibrate the pen for use. I see the best use for this pen in using it for art programs.
The pen actually works surprisingly well and costs just $99.99, so it is quite affordable, especially if you are angry at Windows 8 and don’t want to get rid of your preferred laptop.