Greetings all. I am new to this forum and I am from UK. I hope someone can give me advice on my next purchase as a student. Sorry for the long post. I hope if someone can help. Thanks. I had been looking on P1610 for a while now. But after a few factors I thought if ST5112 might be a better option, despite higher price. Firstly CPU: P1610 - Core Solo ULV U1400 VS ST5112- Core Duo ULV U2500 I have been using the famous(infamous) Compaq TC1000. And to you all who know how painful it is to live with the Transmeta 1Ghz on the TC1000. That's why I am very concerned about the 1.2Ghz Core Solo on the P1610. I wonder if it's a sufficient processor in terms of multi-tasking. E.g. having MS Word, Excel running and Onenote importing image and switching between them. I know Core is a very potent architecture, and I am not IT illiterate. But Becuase I use Microsoft Onenote a lot:- I notice that Onenote had quite frequently optimise the database on its own even when I am inking, up to 100% CPU usage on my TC1000. That was very anti-productive. That's why I thought a duo processor would help if unfortunate event of any program crashed, using 100% CPU, I still have another core free to be productive. I very regret that P1610 doesn't utilise the U2500 despite using same socket, pincount, voltage as U2500. I wonder if it can be upgraded though, or if it is hard soldered onto the P1610 motherboard. Secondly: Digitiser P1610 uses passive digitiser and toucch screen combination. I am not very techical-aware in this area. I wonder if a passive digitiser can be pressure sensitive; or if it's possible with a touchscreen. I heard the ST5112 uses a much higher quality Wacom digitiser, and I could not verify this with Fujitsu's site. But having a pressure sensitive pen, although it's not necessary, is a choice I am considering. Feel free to convince me the ttoucch screen without hovering might be better Thirdly: Mic I might use the machine to record lectures, etc. The P1610 uses a single array mic, with software to filter out noise. I am not sure the effectiveness of this over the St5112 which uses dual array mic. The dual array mic would be favourable because off my experience with the TC1000. Although the mic was very good in terms of response, inking on it while recording would produce loud "tap" sound which ruins the recording. Dual array mic should get rid of this; just not sure about the P1610's single array mic with the software noise canceller. Lastly: Keyboard This is the only factor I might deter from the ST5112. I am aware that a keyboard is very useful. I am trading this off with the other 3 points I raised earlier. Of course I can always get a USB keyboard or a bluetooth keyboard. Thanks again.