Hey guys, I'm ready to make the leap to tablet PC for my on-the-go art needs. But have hit a brick wall in that i can't find a damn tablet pc to test first. So i can't decide which to get! (by the way alltp didn't reply when i asked about their test-drive program shipping to canada, so i can assume it's sadly US only?) Anyway so I was considering mainly between these 3 after a lot of shopping around : Modbook : It seems kinda fat and clunky which might be a turnoff, The alleged lag between the physical and on-screen stroke worries me too. Motion LE1700: Seems prety equal to the modbook in stats/price, but can't find a confirmation on the wacom's levels of pressure. Sahara Slate PC: Seems like it could be good but haven't found many comments about it. Especially from the artist's view I'm very open to any other options you guys can suggest besides that. General Questions. 1. What is your budget? I get uncomfortable above 2k but above all i just don't want to waste my money on a bad choice. 2. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)? Slates are attractive to me because they seem to cut out weight for things i dont need. But again i'll take a convertible if it's got what i need. 3. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? Long as it's got as much working room as a piece of paper i'm fine. 4. Which country do you intent to purchase from? Canada 5. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? No 6. How many hours battery life do you require? 3+ seems to be reasonable 7. What do you intend to use the Tablet for? Art requiring good levels of pressure sensitivity, and good color representation. 8. Do you have an OS preference? No Vista! XP is fine 9. What software and tasks do you intend to run? Photoshop, Painter, Artrage, etc. If it can handle Zbrush, as the modbook would, that's just a nice bonus. 10. Do you intend playing Games. If so please list. no Screen Specifics 1. Do you prefer standard or widescreen? doesn't matter 2. What resolution do you prefer? Which is best for art aps? 3. Do you require an Indoor only or Indoor/Outdoor screen option? See explanation below for guidance. Outdoor option would be nice but i can't help but feel there would be some significant drawbacks on general screen quality on those screens? 4. Do you require a Passive or Active Digitizer? Active 5. Do you require Wacom, Finepoint, or N-Trig Technology? See explanation below for guidance. Wacom or GTFO Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? HD i don't really care, Memory is always good. Whatever i need to run graptics aps without lag. 2. Do you require an Optical Drive? no 3. Do you require ability to add a second Battery or Hard Drive (Modular Bay technology)? Possibly, but not a must if the basic battery is decent. Misc 1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above? I need to know for sure the levels of pressure on any options you guys bring up. Too many companies don't make any mention of this factor even on their own site. 2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration? I think i covered everything Thanks guys!