I am about to enter the Tablet PC world, and looking forward to the opportunities this offers. I have ordered a new 2710p (going cheap ), and am looking for answers to some basic questions. I have found this site to be extremely helpful in guiding my decision to purchase this particular notebook. The computer has 4GB ram, Vista Business and a 1.33 processor. I don't know much about hardware, so I may not have framed my questions correctly. The tablet pc will be used as a mobile notepad. I will be entering information into a large Word document using the pen, and allowing the computer to convert my handwriting to text. I will also be using Windows Speech Recognition quite a bit. I don't really need to watch movies, or use graphic intensive programs like video editing or photos etc. I don't need a lot of storage, as this is not my main computer. 1) I understand that I have a once off opportunity to decide on 32 bit or 64 bit. Is there any advantage to using 64 bit? I don't really know what this means, however if it results in better performance for the above scenario, then I may consider this. Are there any disadvantages to using 64bit. 2) Is it possible to use a 32gb 64gb express card SSD for running Vista, assuming there would be an increase in performance. 3) How do I load software onto this machine if there is no DVD drive? Thanking you all in advance.