1. What is your budget? 2200 and under 2. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)? Convertible 3. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? * Mainstream ~ 12.1" or * Large ~ 14" 4. Which country do you intent to purchase from? US 5. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? Not really. 6. How many hours battery life do you require? 4-5+ 7. What do you intend to use the Tablet for? Note taking- Symbolic Intensive (I'm a Chem Major) Organizing 8. Do you have an OS preference? Windows 9. What software and tasks do you intend to run? ChemDraw Running many PDF files at once Firefox with heavy window/tab usage Mathematica OneNote/Office in General MindManager I tend to run a lot of different things at the same time. For example, I'm running three firefox windows with at least 8 tabs each, and I have 4 PDF files open. (Along with OneNote and Excel) 10. Do you intend playing Games. If so please list. Not really. Starcraft 2 whenever it comes out, maybe? Screen Specifics 1. Do you prefer standard or widescreen? Widescreen, but I'm willing to sacrifice that... 2. What resolution do you prefer? * WXGA - 1280x768 ~ Wider viewing angle of XGA but ideal for viewing Spreadsheets and other programs that require desktop space. 3. Do you require an Indoor only or Indoor/Outdoor screen option? In/Out would be nice, but I can deal with just Indoor 4. Do you require a Passive or Active Digitizer? Active 5. Do you require Wacom or Finepoint Technology? Wacom Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? 100+GB HD 2+ GB RAM 2. Do you require an Optical Drive? It would be nice, but I could sacrifice that for mobility. I plan to use another laptop if I really want to watch DVD's. Software installation could be problem, but I'm sure there could be a way around it. 3. Do you require ability to add a second Battery or Hard Drive (Modular Bay technology)? Maybe? Misc I want something that will last me for the next four or so years, but I also don't want it to be too heavy. Functionality is extremely important. I want the best writing experience possible. Thank you for your time!