Much as I hate to say it, I think the artists and note-takers on TPCR simply must part company on pen/digitizer technology. Note takers only need to write letters, numbers, stick-type diagrams and use highlighters - no pressure sensitivity, tilt, smooth slowly created diagonal lines matter a wit. Ntrig is fine for note-taking. I prefer Wacom EMR but for simply scribbling notes on glass I wouldn't let the tail wag the dog in choosing a device, much less an OS. Latest versions of MPP on Surface devices (except perhaps the Go, from things I've read here) is as good as it ever needs to be. It's hard to know where MS is taking both Office and the Surface line, but if you can live with the awful lack of ports it's hard to find much fault for productivity.