Ergh, I'm so sick of researching. I have a laptop so I ONLY need a tablet PC for the pen-on-screen feature. Actually, if anyone knows of hardware that simply plugs into a computer and feeds the image on the computer screen into a pen sensitive display that I can write/draw on, that would be the BEST. I cannot find something like that though which is why I'm here. Help please? 1. What is your budget? $900 or under. Right around $600 or less would be supreme. 2. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)? Slate preferred but ANYTHING that's cheap will do. 3. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? Mainstream preferred, but once again, whatever's cheapest. Though I'd rather it to be over 5" if possible 4. Which country do you intent to purchase from? USA 5. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? None at all. Anything that's quasi durable would be preferred. 6. How many hours battery life do you require? Doesn't really matter. I'd probably take something without a battery at this point, as long as there was AC or USB power. Preferred something like 3 or more hours. 7. What do you intend to use the Tablet for? Purely art. I want something cheap to try and have before college so I can get used to using it. I'm pursuing a career in illustration someday and I'd like to be a digitally oriented illustrator. 8. Do you have an OS preference? I'm used to Windows (XP), but I'm open to trying other operating systems as long as they'll run a good art program. 9. What software and tasks do you intend to run? Art programs. Photoshop, illustrator, etc. 10. Do you intend playing Games. If so please list. None at all. Screen Specifics 1. Do you prefer standard or widescreen? Either. 2. What resolution do you prefer? SXGA I think, but as you can see I'm NOT picky. 3. Do you require an Indoor only or Indoor/Outdoor screen option? Which ever is cheaper. I imagine I'd be working indoors mostly but sitting under a tree on a bright sunny day would be a lovely time to draw. . Dunno how that'd work out with no battery. Haha. 4. Do you require a Passive or Active Digitizer? Active please. 5. Do you require Wacom or Finepoint Technology? Wacom Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? I'm fairly certain that I'd want 512MB RAM in order to run an art program smoothly, but I'm not a computer expert so I might be able to go with less? Storage isn't an issue as I have plenty of external storage at my disposal. Maybe a few gigs just in case? Haha. 2. Do you require an Optical Drive? I'm not sure what this is? I doubt it though. . 3. Do you require ability to add a second Battery or Hard Drive (Modular Bay technology)? Um, I don't know what this is either. If it means a USB port to connect an external hard drive, then yes? That's how I'd transport art from computer to tablet. I know, I'm not very computer savvy. . If you can't tell, I'm not really very picky. The only issue might be my price range. I can only really afford around 600 being a highschool student, but I could stretch it if I ABSOLUTELY must. Mrgh, if only I just had the cash for a Cintiq. . Thanks for your trouble!