1. What is your budget? $1900 is the absolut maxium. But I'd prefer if it was closer to 1600-1700 USD. 2. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)? Convertible 3. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? 12" - 14", chech resolution too. 4. Which country do you intent to purchase from? Finland (southern Europe). But my retailer can get me pretty much from every manufacturer. HP, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Asus.. though not Gateway. 5. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? Nope. 6. How many hours battery life do you require? At least 4 hours with few tweaks. But I'm willing to carry a second battery in my back to get it around 8 hours. 7. What do you intend to use the Tablet for? I'm starting science in uni next september. So the Tablet would be for programming, notes, possibly for replacing my calculator from time to time. 8. Do you have an OS preference? Vista HP, Business or Ultimate pre-installed, but I might dualboot it with Linux. 9. What software and tasks do you intend to run? Programming (perl, python, possibly C++ and java later). Firefox, OneNote, Word, Excel, Graph, Maxima, Maple, Mathlab. 10. Do you intend playing Games. If so please list. No, as i'm going to get an X0 too. Screen Specifics 1. Do you prefer standard or widescreen? Wide, but standard will do if other requirements are met. 2. What resolution do you prefer? 1280x768 or bigger. If 14" screen, then the resolution should be bigger. 3. Do you require an Indoor only or Indoor/Outdoor screen option? Mostly indoor, some occasional outdoor - once or twice a year. = able to distinguish something on the screen in shade. 4. Do you require a Passive or Active Digitizer? Active. 5. Do you require Wacom or Finepoint Technology? Wacom. Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? 80GB or bigger HDD (or SSD). At least 2 GB ram. 2. Do you require an Optical Drive? Is that the same as DVD-drive? Then yes. Misc 1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above? Not too small keyboard. And the Keyboard shold have scandinavian layout. HP has scandinavian versions, Fujitsu and Toshiba too. But I can manage with the US one too. Having heard that AMD gets HOT, I'd like the Tablet to have C2D (not low voltage) processor to keep the temperature down. Integrated graphics will do. I'm going to buy it before fall, preferably before summer. Thank you for your help.