I consider myself fairly tech-savvy, but I don't really know the tablet lingo, so forgive me if something doesn't make sense! 1. What is your budget? Preferably under $200. 2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished? Eh, rather not, but not totally against it. 3. Do you prefer a media/mobile tablet like the iPad, Windows tablet PC, or notebook convertible? Definitely dont want anything loaded down with media. Slate type is preferable. 4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? ~8.5 x 11 5. Which country do you intent to purchase from [where do you live]? USA 6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? Not really. Something that would work well with Apple products, but not an iPad. It doesn't need to be specially tailored for Apple products or anything, I just need to know that it will work the way it's supposed to. 7. How many hours battery life do you require? As long as possible. Preferably something similar to the Kindle in its minimal energy consumption. 8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc) Note-taking, some doodling. I'll be using it for school. Word processing Id like for it to be able to recognize my hand-writing and put it into text thats easy to work with in MS word once its made it to my computer, if that makes sense. 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? Mac. 10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc) MS Office, but not necessarily directly on the tablet. Just needs to transfer over fairly seamlessly. 11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. Nope. 12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system? Nope. Screen Specifics 1. Any preference on screen resolution? Not really. 2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun? I would like to use it both indoors and outdoors, but Id primarily be using it indoors. 3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom or N-trig? A pen is a must, with pressure sensitivity. N-trig is preferable, as long as I can switch to pen-only when necessary. And the pen-holders are nice as well, as Im not good with keeping up with things, though not essential. Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory? As much as possible, but price is more important than memory. Expandable memory would be nice. 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? A fullsized USB and/or fullsized SD slot. 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? -Wifi capabilities for syncing my notes to my laptop would be nice if it wont drive the cost up too much. -Option to add a physical keyboard would definitely be a plus. -I'd prefer something mainstream enough that there are plenty of accessories available. -(I think) Im looking for something in the league of the Boogie Board RIP or the nonexistent NoteSlate. I like the Boogie Board, but I dont really know of any other options to compare it to and I want to see whats out there.