Hello, everyone. I'm considering a Tablet PC - and I need you help! I know nothing about these strange, fascinating machines. I'm an artist. I would be using this theoretical PC as a sort of portable digital sketchbook. My hope would be that drawing directly on a screen would be more intuitive than drawing with a non-Cintiq Wacom tablet. As for software, Photoshop is more or less all it would need to run, although I might also want to run things like Maya, Mudbox or ZBrush eventually. It would be best for my purposes if I had access to hotkeys while fiddling with the screen. I don't know if any TPCs allow this; most of the models I've seen kind of fold over top of the keyboard. It is possible I've only seen strange models. Now I'm yanking questions directly from the FAQ. Budget: Doesn't really matter to me, as long as the machine suits my purposes. Slate/Convertible/UMPC: I fear I have no idea what any of those are. Size: Size and weight doesn't really matter, but I imagine a large-screened TPC would be better for my purposes. Country: Canada. Brand Loyalty: I'm brand-agnostic. Battery Life: As long as it doesn't die immediately upon being unplugged I'll probably be happy. But, say. Six hours, minimum? OS Preference: Windows. Although I could use Mac software in a pinch. Games: I'm a gamer, but I have a regular computer for that kind of thing. So no. Standard or Widescreen: Doesn't matter. I'm more interested in overall size than shape. Indoor/Outdoor: I'd prefer to have both options. Passive/Active Digitizer: Active. Wacom or Finepoint technology: Hell yes. Hard drive: Larger is better. Do I need an Optical Drive? Probably not, unless I'm completely misunderstanding what that is. Modular Bay Technology: Probably not? One thing I would most definitely need would be an easy way to move files from the Tablet PC to my regular PC. Does such a thing exist? And - I know you folks are the Tablet PC guys, but I gotta ask. Would it be better for my purposes to buy a Cintiq? And a final question. Are there any big-name stores that carry tablet PCs? That might let me, say, try one out before I commit myself to ordering? So what are my options, you wily internet oracles, you?