I'm a real esate professional looking to go Paperless and would like all my documents/contracts to be put on a new tablet PC. I currently own a IBM t42 and want to look at the x61 with verizon wireless integrated into the system. The most important items to me in this order, wireless speed to internet, ability to write (have clients sign) on screen and be able to type. Ability to convert word and PDF's to editiable, signable documents where I can then email to clients and my team members. I would like to use my finger (touch instead of a "Pen" or other device). Largest screen and Hard drive possible with the option of a Recordable DVR within the device, weight is also a factor as I like slim but I Don't want to sacrafice this for the above mentioned options. Here are the answers to your questions. 1. What is your budget? Up to $3,000 2. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)?CONVERET 3. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? Small and light ~ 5" to 8.9" Compact ~ 10" Mainstream ~ 12.1" MAINSTREEM OR COMPACT ONLY Large ~ 14" 4. Which country do you intent to purchase from? USA 5. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? LENOVO OR FUJITs 6. How many hours battery life do you require? 2+ I WILL bUY EXTENDED LIFE BATTERY IF REQUIRED 7. What do you intend to use the Tablet for? REAL ESTATE CONTRACT WRITING, MS EXCHANGE, WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS VIA VERIZON Network 8. Do you have an OS preference? XP bc I know it works, I'm told VISTA is better for Tablets but I'm also told that MS 7 is coming out-Looking for Thoughts comments and ideas about using the tablet with a touchscreen as that is what I would like the most. 9. What software and tasks do you intend to run? ADOBE, MSEXCHANGED (via the web-hosted by a vendor I pay monthly) 10. Do you intend playing Games. If so please list.NONE Screen Specifics 1. Do you prefer standard or widescreen? Standard 2. 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. WXGA - 1280x768 ~ Wider viewing angle of XGA but ideal for viewing Spreadsheets and other programs that require desktop space. GOOD RESOLUTION IS A PLUS BUT NOT REQUIRED. LARGER SCREEN IS BETTER 3. Do you require an Indoor only or Indoor/Outdoor screen option? See explanation below for guidance. INDOOR ONLY 4. Do you require a Passive or Active Digitizer? See explanation below for guidance. ACTIVE WOULD BE NICE 5. Do you require Wacom, Finepoint, or N-Trig Technology? See explanation below for guidance. WHAT EVER WORKS, I KNOW WACOM is most common. Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? AT LEAST 100G HD AS MUCH MEMORY AS I CAN GET on the machine. 2. Do you require an Optical Drive? YES 3. Do you require ability to add a second Battery or Hard Drive (Modular Bay technology)? YES Misc 1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above? BUILT IN WIRELESS CARD FROM VERIZON IS A PLUS. I HAVE AN external card but would like to have an internal card. 2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration?