1. What is your budget? <600 2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished? Would prefer it to be used/refurb 3. Do you prefer a media/mobile tablet like the iPad, Windows tablet PC, or notebook convertible? It needs to have a keyboard 4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? 5 to7-inches 7.1 to 10-inches 5. Which country do you intent to purchase from [where do you live]? USA 6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? Not in this case 7. How many hours battery life do you require? 4 8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc) Surfing, Word, watching movies 9. Do you have an OS preference? For example, do you own an iPhone and a Mac, or are you a Windows fan? Do you own an Android device and use Google services frequently? Windows 8 Pro 10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc) Windows 8 Pro 11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. No 12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system? No Screen Specifics 1. Any preference on screen resolution? At least WXGA, 1280x800 2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun? no 3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom or N-trig? I do require that i'll be able to trigger it with my finger. Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory? 7mm or 9.5mm SATA required. 2. What sort of inputs do you require, if any? Would you like full-sized USB and SD card slots? Are microUSB and microSD ok? Do you require HDMI inputs? HDMI preferred Misc 1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above? no slates please, no Atoms unless they are dual core 2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration? I know the T580 fits the bill but I can't find any that I like right now for the right price. I was wondering if there were other tabs out there. The Gigabyte one is too much $$$ right now as well as hard to find. The Acer W500 is something I looked at also but the battery life seemed too poor.