General Questions. 1. What is your budget? $250 2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished? Yes 3. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)? No preferences 4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? Small and light ~ 5" to 8.9" Compact ~ 10" Mainstream ~ 12.1" Large ~ 13.3" Compact or Mainstream 5. Which country do you intent to purchase from? Canada 6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? I was impressed by the build quality of my Motion Computing LE1600 7. How many hours battery life do you require? 3+ hours 8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc) Drawing 9. Do you have an OS preference? I'm fine with XP, Linux Mint & Win 7 10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc) Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro, Illustrator 10. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. No. Screen Specifics 1. What resolution do you prefer? XGA - 1024x768 ~ large and easy to read text and graphic icons but you fit less on the screen. SXGA - 1400x1050 ~ Small text and graphic icons which require good vision but the gain is a much larger screen. (no longer available new, must look for used or refurbished machines) WXGA - 1280x768 ~ has a wider usable area than XGA, ideal for viewing Spreadsheets and other programs that require desktop space. The mainly used resolution for new tablet PCs since 2008. No preference. 2. Do you require the screen to be readable in sunlight? See the above linked FAQ for guidance I would very much like to be able to view the tablet in direct sunlight, but it's not a dealbreaker. 3. Do you prefer your display to be glossy or matte? doesn't matter 4. Do you require Touch? (without pressure sensitivity) (Which one: resistive or capacitive) See the above linked FAQ for guidance Nope. 5. Do you require a Pen? (with pressure sensitivity) (Which one: Wacom or N-Trig) See the above linked FAQ for guidance Yes, and Wacom. Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Anything over 32GB and 1GB RAM 2. Do you require an Optical (CD/DVD) Drive to be built in? No 3. Do you require ability to add a second Battery or Hard Drive (Modular Bay technology)? No, but if I can carry an extra battery in my laptop bag it would be desired. Misc 1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above? I already have an LE1600 to use at home for detailed digital artwork. I just need another old tablet with better battery life and cheaper options for replacement batteries. The cheapest I've seen the LE1600 battery go for is $80, and I can't even find one on ebay at the moment. I figure if I'm going to drop $80+ on a Motion Computing battery with no guarantees of more than 1.5hrs battery life, I might as well get a similar tablet with more readily available batteries. 2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration? Anything ultra portable I can carry to the park, on hikes etc. to make quick digital sketches & paintings would be preferred. The ability to go in and out of sleep mode easily while I'm out and about is desired. I've already got a couple of Wacom stylus pens that work with the smaller tablets(Bamboo Fun) so if I could find a tablet they'd be compatible with that's a bonus. I was leaning towards the Lenovo X60, though from what I've read the screen is difficult to read in direct sunlight. Any opinions on this or comparable tablets like a Fujitsu Lifebook would be much appreciated.