I've had an Intos 4 Medium, then swithced to Cintiq 24HD and lately 27qhd, this is my main device and it's connected to a beefy ryzen 1080 PC, so at home I'll be using that. Always wanted a mobile device to sketch on around town and breaks at work (working in IT). Initially I've had a Samsung Note 10.1 2014 edition, but the android software and it's dated hardware took its toll, in 2016 it died out of some hardware issue with the backlight. I didn't bother fixing it and got a second hand Surface Pro 2, which Microsoft replaced with a 3, due to warranty issues despite claiming they have 2 to provide me with. Then it got replaced with a 4, I hated the devices for the year or two I used it for. I was able to resell the SP4 at a profit in the end, so there's that. It was a great tablet, but it felt off for drawing Then I went for a Surface book, the pen issues sure should be due to the lack of a dedicated graphics card, right? So a SB1 with DGPU and 8 GB ram.. same thing, lag in Photoshop and you're forced to use smoothing which ends up affecting short/small strokes, induces tapering, etc. Never needed that with my Wacom 27qhd or Intuos, or even the samsung note 10.1. Resold the SB1 for the same price I got it (I buy second hand, and fish for deals, so no real loss so far). Then I decided to get a second hand Ipad pro 10.5 with pen, It felt kind of better, but I felt like the same issue is present, just more smoothing is at work, and my lines while beautiful didn't feel smooth as my Wacom device. Resold it week after due to how limited the whole apple ecosystem is, and purchased a Surface pro 2017, hoping their latest Surface pen tech will be better, it was the i5 model with 128 ssd and 8gb ram. The device is awesome, but the pen has the same issues, only lags a bit less. But when I draw I see that my strokes are affected by the N-trig matrix underneath. I'll be returning it, now that I've decided im done with Microsoft and their Surface devices, atleast for now. So here I am, wondering what are my Wacom based options? I want something around 12-13 inch, preferably a tablet, light, not more than kilo and a half at most. Not sure if I need 4 or 8gb of ram, but I want it to be fast, so i5 or faster processor. 1. What is your budget? ~1000 euro 2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished? Yes if in perfect/warranty condition 3. Do you prefer a media/mobile tablet like the iPad, Windows tablet PC, or notebook convertible? A Mobile tablet would be best. 4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? 12 to 14-inches 5. Which country do you intent to purchase from [where do you live]? European union, Bulgaria, preferably from EU, so that there's no import fees. 6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? I've tested IPAD and Surface, and dislike both. 7. How many hours battery life do you require? atleast 3 hours heavy use 8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc) Drawing(primarily), watching movies and some light PC gaming (rarely) 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? Windows 10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc) Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint 11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. Not the main focus, but maybe WoW, Hots, etc. 12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system? n/a Screen Specifics 1. Any preference on screen resolution? above HD/QHD 2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun? Outside and indoors 3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom EMR, AES or N-trig? Wacom EMR, as it seems I can't get used to N-trig after years of trying Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory? not sure 4GB will be enough, so around 8gb ram, atleast 128gb SSD 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? Dont care, as it'll be used as standalone device, and I'm using cloud services like Google Drive/OneDrive heavily. I've been lurking here, so it seems the consensus is that a Samsung Galaxy Book 12 is what you guys will recommend me, I'm worried it's not fanless, and is with a worse build quality than Surface (and I'm already disapointed with Surface's QA) 7th gen processor, and etc.. I'm just not certain if there's anything else I might be missing, and if I'll benefit from 8gb Ram for Photoshop. Pic related is what I'd like my new device to not have.... I'm also concerned there might be a refresh soon with the 8th gen i5 processor.