General Questions. 1. What is your budget? $200 2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished? yes 3. Do you prefer a media/mobile tablet like the iPad, Windows tablet PC, or notebook convertible? as opposed to what? 4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? 5 to7-inches 7.1 to 10-inches 10 to 13-inches Above 13-inches Need help with that. 5. Which country do you intent to purchase from [where do you live]? US 6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? No 7. How many hours battery life do you require? 3 8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc) For use at the gym: stream movies listen to music bluetooth headphones log workout (would like to write in a spreadsheet or something) protective case for shock if dropped protective screen if water drips on front glare protector for overhead lights 9. Do you have an OS preference? For example, do you own an iPhone and a Mac, or are you a Windows fan? Do you own an Android device and use Google services frequently? no 10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc) Netflix Amazon prime pandora Excel or equivalent OR a gym logging app 11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. words with friends 12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system? yes but not a requirement Screen Specifics 1. Any preference on screen resolution? very high 2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun? yes outdoors, near windows, under glaring lights 3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom or N-trig? dunno. I think I need a pen to write, but maybe a gym app would let me swipe checkmarks. Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory? Enoug for a couple of movies I think? 2. What sort of inputs do you require, if any? Would you like full-sized USB and SD card slots? Are microUSB and microSD ok? Do you require HDMI inputs? I don't know Misc 1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above? 2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration? Most is in item 8, to clarify, I wear a bandana with ice in it around my forehead. It tends to drip all over my gym log. Very annoying. If I drip onto the tablet I'd like it to be impervious to that kind of thing. It won't be dunked or anything like that. It'll be on the recumbant bike. Would LOVE to have an articulated arm or something to watch while I'm lying on my back stretching. Someone invent that !!