1) What is your budget? About $900 2) What size notebook would you prefer? Under 13in 3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator. United States of America 4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like? Doesn't matter as long as the screen is acceptable 5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? yes 6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook? general usage, with possible use for university. I also do some moderate photo editing with Photoshop, and Silkypix, and so far my Vaio TT is doing a solid job for my needs. 9) How many hours of battery life do you need? 5 hours minimum Screen Specifics 12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. If you are unsure of what to purchase, we would highly recommend you check some notebook screens before you buy to see what you like. You may also wish to take a look at the notebook screen guide for more information. Don't care as long as it similar to what my Vaio TT has. 13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? Matte or anti-coated glossy. Build Quality and Design 14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? Well I do kind of want it to look nice, and like how with my Vaio TT I can just open it up as it has not latch(both my iBook and MBP messed up latches after years of heavy use). 15) When are you buying this laptop? I could wait 6-7 months for something that really fits my needs. 16) How long do you want this laptop to last? about 3.5 years Notebook Components 17) How much hard drive space do you need; 80GB to 640GB? Do you want a SSD drive? 160gb of space or more prefer non ssd to keep price down, but 7200 rpm would be a nice bonus. 18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive? At this point I think I can deal with an external drive. But internal dvd burner would be a nice bonus. 4. Do you require Touch? (without pressure sensitivity) (Which one: resistive or capacitive) I know I want the ability to use a pen for note taking, but I am fully sure if I want a capacitive screen for multi-touch or not. I have a capacitive screen phone, and had resistive in the past and for the most part capacitive is better, except when it comes to accuracy. I am not sure if that is still applicable to tablet pc or not, but accuracy would be a nice to have, no? So, my Vaio TT has an 8-bit anti-coated glossy-ish screen. I have not qualms about the size, but the cpu performance is getting a bit stale these days for my use as I am doing more raw and photoshop work and thought why not got tablet this time. I asked this on the sister site, and I guess this a better place to ask. Is there an i core based tablet out there right now that fits my screen and battery needs for photoshop work and note taking work when I plan to go back to university? I have always like the idea of tablets, but the price of the better business models like the X201t and 2740p are more than I would prefer to spend, and consumer models like the HP TM2t, while nice specs, offer screen quality that could be better(imho). There doesn't seem to be any Fusion(Zacate) or Llano tablets out yet, but the Lenovo X120 in a tablet form seems near perfect for my needs(well minus the slightly slower cpu vs culv C2D). Thank you.