OK, Before you all yell at me, I have read lots of posts about the best tablet pc for art, etc. and even after reading them, I still come away unsure and a little confused. I am hoping to get your opinions and advice on this planned purchase. I thank you all in advance for taking the time to sort through another "What should I buy/best art tablet pc" post. Here's my deal: I am planning a purchase of a tablet pc with a maximum price limitation of $2300 (spending less is always preferred, though!) in the next month or so to use for the following: 1. As a digital sketchbook and painting tool (Photoshop/Ilustrator/Flash/maybe Alias Sketchbook Pro) 2. For 2D texture painting in Photoshop for 3D model textures (will NOT be using as a 3D machine -ONLY for painting the 2D textures in Photoshop, although it would be great if I could simply open my 3D app (Maya) for a few minutes just to briefly examine the placement/appearance of the textures on a model. Again, I won't be doing any hardcore 3D modeling or animation on the tablet - I have a desktop for that. 3. Flash animation 4. General use - web surfing/e-mail/typing up documents in Word occasionally 5. Playing the occasional game - I know tablet pcs are not good for gaming, but it would be nice if I could play a round of Battle for Middle-Earth II, hop on Lord of the Rings Online or maybe Second Life every once in a while, even if it has to be on the lowest settings. Ideally, I would like a tablet with the following features (in order of priority): 1. Runs Photoshop well (as well as a tablet pc can, anyway - I am aware of the Intel integrated lame graphics cards in them) 2. Wacom digitzer technology 2. The highest resolution active display I can get (SXGA or perhaps one of the widescreens is good?), for size of screen I am OK with 12", although larger would be nice (not a deal-breaker though) 3. Convertible (I will use this for other things, and need the keyboard) 4. Runs Vista (either Home Ultimate or Business) 5. Wireless is a must - currently have a "g" network at home, however, it would be nice to "future-proof" this tablet pc with pre-n though. I am assuming I could also upgrade the wireless card later too, so not the biggest deal. 6. Can handle 2GBs of RAM 7. DVD/CD drive either built-in or as add-on (so I can install Photoshop and other apps on it as well as burn the occasional back-up) 8. Can get with a 7200rpm hard drive installed (60GB - 100GB is great) Other features that would be nice but are not deal-breakers: 1. Firewire would be great, not a deal-breaker though 2. A nice industrial design (it would be nice if it doesn't look totally ugly) I will be using this tablet pc indoors almost exclusively, transporting it between home and work (via car) and using it at occasional meetings. I would also like to be able to sit in a comfy chair or on a bed and sketch with it. I have looked at a number of reviews here and on Cnet and other places, and came down to the following models as my current top picks: 1. Fujitsu Lifebook T4215 2. Lenovo X60 (with the base so I can have an optical drive) 3. Toshiba Portege M400 4. The Asus R1F Here's where I'm at: - I am more familiar with either Toshiba or Lenovo as a brand, and I've used regular laptops from both in the past and generally had good experiences with them. I've never used anything from Fujitsu or Asus, so I feel a little more uncertain about them. - I like the looks of the Toshiba and the Asus best, but this is purely cosmetic, I know. Lenovo's laptop isn't the prettiest, but I can live with it. Fujitsu's is overall quite cool, although I'm not keen on where the pen is stored. Performance is obviously more important, and although I could potentially pick any of these, I thought I'd mention my preference in this area just as a side note. - It appears the Fujitsu and the Lenovo have the best specs/performance in Photoshop in some of the reviews. Is this true? Does anyone with an M400 feel that Photoshop runs pretty well on their M400? Or how about the Asus? - Although not a deal-breaker, I find having to buy the base and optical drive as add-ons for the Lenovo somewhat incovenient, as well as the fact that the optical drive won't be built-in. I guess the trade-off might be worth it, though, given the high performance marks this tablet pc seems to be getting. Also, I guess it might be cool to have a lighter tablet because of this. Based on my outline above of how I'll be using it and other observations, does anybody have any other considerations I should be aware of? Any horror stories with a certain brand or for that matter, stories of excellent customer service? Does anyone have any regrets with any of the above models? Or feel the one they bought is great? Which of those four would you buy and why? Did I leave a better choice off my list? Looking forward to any and all input. Thank you all in advance!