Short verison: grad student looking for a 13"+ hybrid suitable for note-taking (text, figures). I listed the specs below in a shortened format for easy reading: GENERAL Budget: Up to $1,800. New Form: Hybrid preferred (like the option to detach); convertible okay if it's the only option to match these specs. Size: 13"+ Buying in the US 3+ hours battery life Primary usage: note-taking (I'm a grad student); web surfing; streaming OS: Windows 8 Software: Microsoft Office Stream to home theater: nice but not necessary. SCREEN Required: pen with pressure sensitivity; no preference on WACOM/N-trig COMPONENT SPECS Hard Drive: 300G+ Memory: 4G+ ADDITIONAL INFO I've been researching on my own but have come up with nothing. I was very excited for the Asus TransformerBook, but then I found it had no digitzer...is it possible it would still be suitable for taking notes in whatever more primitive writing support it would offer with the touchscreen capability? WAITING, OR SYNCING SLATE+LAPTOP? If nothing matches these specs, I've been wondering whether I should wait a year for new models, or possibly give up and buy a Slate with digitizer and a simple 14"/15" laptop, and then sync them regularly. Some tell me it would also be cheaper budget-wise. If any of you have advice on what combination would work for the slate+laptop option, and how I could painlessly sync both, I'd be happy to hear! Thanks in advance.