It might seem weird for me to actually be creating a thread here, but I've been thinking about a second tablet just for reading e-textbooks - reading an e-textbook and taking notes on the same screen quickly becomes an exercise in frustration, even with the help of all sorts of freeware apps. Searching around for cheap, used tablets also yields little success - at least, in the context of my needs. It is entirely possible that what I'm seeking isn't out on the market yet, but I'm hoping someone has insider information on products that are soon to be released, or perhaps niche products not available here in Southeast Asia that might be found in other countries. If all else fails, I guess I'll just have to mod the Asus Eee into a tablet and add a touchscreen kit ;-) General Questions. 1. What is your budget? $700 or less, preferably, up to $1k if necessary. 2. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)? Slate, followed by UMPC, convertible is fine but I'll prefer the other 2. I doubt UMPCs fall within my budget range, anyway 3. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? 10" & smaller, preferably 7-8" 4. Which country do you intend to purchase from? Any place that ships to Singapore 5. Do you have any brand preferences? No; price is a bigger concern here 6. How many hours battery life do you require? 3 and above 7. What do you intend to use the Tablet for? Reading textbooks, as a second tablet screen that can be finger-operated. 8. Do you have an OS preference? No 9. What software and tasks do you intend to run? PDF Readers, maybe basic email and web browsing. 10. Do you intend to play Games. If so please list. No Screen Specifics 1. Do you prefer standard or widescreen? Either 2. What resolution do you prefer? As high as possible, though I doubt SXGA is available for this... 3. Do you require an Indoor only or Indoor/Outdoor screen option? Either 4. Do you require a Passive or Active Digitizer? Passive - touchscreen feature is a must 5. Do you require Wacom or Finepoint Technology? Whatever suits the purpose Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Min 2GB+512MB respectively 2. Do you require an Optical Drive? No 3. Do you require ability to add a second Battery or Hard Drive (Modular Bay technology)? No, though 2nd battery would be nice Misc 1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above? Key features I'm looking for: Lightweight (<1kg), moderately sized screen (7-8" up to 10"), touchscreen, moderate battery life (>3 hrs with light reading), USB/SD card slot for my e-textbooks, b/g wireless, low price. Basically, a tablet version of the Asus Eee, if that description helps. 2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration? As mentioned above. Oh, anyone tried out the Kojinsha tablet yet? the price is slightly on the high side of my budget but if anyone can verify that it meets almost all my needs stated above I'll try to find it in a retail outlet somewhere and take a closer look.