1. What is your budget? 1000$, of course if something proves to be well worth money, going over is a likable possibility. 2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished? I would consider it, but in most cases I would decide not to. 3. Do you prefer a media/mobile tablet like the iPad, Windows tablet PC, or notebook convertible? Mostly a notebook convertible. I guess a tablet with a keyboard dock would work too, but I'd rather the keyboard be attached. If possible I'd like to avoid the flip ones, feeling the keyboard on the backside doesn't appeal me, or course it's possible that other features might make me overlook that. 4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? 8 and above? It's not really a concern for me. 5. Which country do you intent to purchase from [where do you live]? Canada 6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? I do, but in this case it won't affect my choice, I'm having a hard time finding what I need. 7. How many hours battery life do you require? Not much, anything above 3-4 hours will do. 8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc) School : Word processing, programming, research, art. Work: Engineering sketches, presentable form factor to show off ideas to coworkers, art Leasure: Art, small 2D games I'm planning to make this my all-time "to-go" machine. 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? My programs require windows, I'm also thinking of dualbooting Ubuntu for school. On a side note, if a machine offers being sold with no OS, I will consider making linux the primary OS to save a bit of money. 10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc) Open Office (everything), Autocad, Paint tool SAI, Eclipse (subject to change, i don't like it much) 11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. Various, miscellaneous, non-demanding games. The most demanding would be osu!. 12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system? Nope Screen Specifics 1. Any preference on screen resolution? 720p + 2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun? See the above linked FAQ for guidance Yes but vary rarely, so a matte screen isn't necessary 3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom or N-trig? See the above linked FAQ for guidance I absolutely require a Wacom pen with pressure levels, and the screen to have an active digitizer. This is the biggest priority. Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory? I can live with anything if the other criterias are satisfied. But i guess ram would be needed since a fair amount of multimedia work will be done on it. 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? I don't mind needing an adapter to plug my USB key in. Misc 1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above? not really 2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration? Well, from videos I've seen, the atom processors seem to have lag in wacom digitizer input. I heard bad things about thinkpad's digitizer, things like the input always being uncalibrated by a couple milimeters no mater what. So just to make sure that the device has sandy bridge/ivy bridge and a quality digitizer. Of course, if you feel the atom processor isn't cause of the so called lag, feel free to me otherwise.