Hey all, it's been a while! Many moons ago, TabletPCReview helped me pick my first tablet computer--a Samsung Slate 7. It died unceremoniously late last year, and I immediately replaced it with the first tablet that reminded me of that first tablet-computer love, the Surface Pro 6. I've enjoyed using my SP6 but the pen jitter has recently been making me wonder about greener pastures. I also have a Surface Studio 2, which I adore (even with the the persistent line wiggle--there are plenty of ways to mitigate it that I've learned over the past year), but can't take my Studio 2 with me when I'm away from my desk. I've been hitting up Best Buy to get my hands on all of their in-store tablet models, and recently fell in love with the Lenovo Yoga C940 (the 4K edition). At that point, some difficulties arose with my particular situation. My household currently includes a NASA subcontractor who works remotely, and is a part of several Cybersecurity initiatives at their workplace. Long story short, it might be a problem for us to have a Lenovo in the home ecosystem/network if they end up on the banned vendors list for government subcontractors. It would probably be fine, (and I really DO love the penfeel of the Yoga C940) but for the sake of not stressing anyone out, I was hoping to query you all about other tablet possibilities. I might be pleasantly surprised and fall in love with a non-Lenovo tablet. General Questions. 1. What is your budget? Hoping to spend between 1500-2000, maximum budget 5000. 2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished? Prefer to buy new. 3. Do you prefer a media/mobile tablet like the iPad, Windows tablet PC, or notebook convertible? Anything that would give me the pen experience I'm looking for. (Already own: 12" iPad Pro (2nd gen), Surface Pro 6, Surface Studio 2) 4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? 12.3" and up. 5. Which country do you intent to purchase from? United States. 6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? Looking for a non-Lenovo computer given my particular situation. 7. How many hours battery life do you require? 4-5 hours would be nice, but I would consider something with even a horrendous battery life. 8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? Drawing. All day, every day. 9. Do you have an OS preference? Windows. 10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? Sketchable, Autodesk Sketchbook, Lazy Nezumi Pro, Adobe Fresco ... maybe Photoshop if Adobe figures out its brush lag issues (which are horrible on my Surface Pro). Considering jumping over to Clip Studio if Photoshop doesn't improve. 11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. Negative! 12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system? Narp! Screen Specifics 1. Any preference on screen resolution? Minimum of 1920x1080. 2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun? Negatory, good buddy! 3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom EMR, AES or N-trig? Pen is required. I'm looking for Wacom EMR or AES tablets. Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory? RAM: 16GB minimum. 32GB would be amazing, if possible. Expandable memory is not required, but would be a nice perk. Hard drive size: no smaller than 256GB. I sync all of my work across One Drive, so it's not absolutely necessary to have the amount of HD space I'd prefer (1TB). 2. What sort of inputs do you require, if any? No inputs required. Misc 1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above? Pen form factor is extremely important. I got to test-drive the new Bamboo Ink at Best Buy. It's sleek, fits well in my hand, and seems like it would be comfortable for me for long drawing sessions. This tips me towards Wacom AES, but I've also seen interesting conversations about Wacom EMR pens being compatible across brands. I've gotten used to the Surface Pen over the past year, and it's pretty close to an ideal form factor for my claw-like drawing grip. 2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration? I'm specifically looking for tablets that have low IAF. One thing I've missed on the Surface is the really super-light touch marks I could make on Wacom digitizers. High color accuracy would be an appreciated side bonus. My work doesn't currently require pro-level color accuracy, and I can color-check on other computers. Ideally, the screen has at least 80% Adobe RGB gamut. But fine if not!