Not only is the Galaxy Note 10.1's S-Pen larger and more comfortable than that of the original Note, it also has a pen clip and an "eraser" up top. It still isn't going to rival your Montblanc, but at least it's more comfortable to hold--though not as comfortable as the S-Pen holder kit accessory for the original S-Pen. The trade-off for a sensible pen size? No tunnel for carrying the stylus with the device. You'll need a case if you want to bundle both slate and stylus.