first off, a big wow to all of you. this is a very helpful site. now, im graduating from college soon, about to get my bachelor's degree in fine arts. I will pursue Advertising and I need a notebook badly. I like to move around alot and my room isn't big enough to hold a desktop. I want a tablet that I can use for Photoshop, and other graphic heavy programs. (Sims 2 is also on my list of priorities ) I use the internet alot so WiFi is a big yes. long battery life is a plus but not a requirement. Office of course is a requirement. I can always plug in my portable external drive if the HDD isn't that huge. If i can use Premeire and edit on it too, then why not!? hehe. But the thing is, I dont think i can live on a slate alone. I dont want to lug the keyboard around. There have been some threads here about needing the stylus to be pressure friendly, for art strokes and such. That would be a plus too. A fast processor and expandable anything would be great too, esp for the memory. And a bigger screen would be plenty of help. Ive seen the graphic friendly tablets and they're all slates. I'm going to start working around june and my graduation gift could be the perfect tablet for me as long as i find it! what is optical something something? ive read about it in other threads but i cant seem to grasp its meaning. kudos to all of you and thank you in advance.