General Questions 1. What is your budget? 450ish USD. Lower is better, would prefer more around 100-250 personally, but will pay for more. 2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished? Definitely! 3. Do you prefer a media/mobile tablet like the iPad, Windows tablet PC, or notebook convertible? Media/mobile tablet with stylus or Windows tablet pc 4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? 9.7 to 13-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 really no 7. How many hours battery life do you require? Hmm 6+ hours of constant use should be plenty. I can be more lenient on this. 8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc) Sketching, light drawing, Powerpoint/Document viewer (for notes), surfing the web 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? Whatever gets the job done. 10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc) iOS: Medibang, Procreate Android: Medibang, Artflow Windows: Clip Studio Paint, Medibang All three will be using at least PP. 11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. Nope! 12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system? Nope! Screen Specifics 1. Any preference on screen resolution? At least standard HD (1920 x 1080). 2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun? See the above linked FAQ for guidance Mostly inside cafes and such, but will be using this outside as well. 3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom EMR, AES or N-trig? See the above linked FAQ for guidance Wacom EMR usually, but we'll see. Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory? Depends on the device, but minimum 4 GB for Windows. Android and iOS maybe 3 GB? 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? A non-issue. Misc: MUST be light and run cool. It must be touchscreen! Background: I bought a Notebook 9 Pro, and while I haven't had a chance to use it much yet for art, I've fallen head over heels in love with it. It's fast and the Wacom EMR is like butter. However, I bought it also to double as a school computer so I'm treating it carefully since it's the most expensive tech investment I've made. Last year, I bought a Samsung Tab A 10.1 with S-pen and while I love the portability, I feel its storage size, processor and RAM size to be severely lacking, even for sketching. I can't really work in Artflow or Medibang or most art apps passed a 2000x2000 ppi canvas without it starting to lag. But I love being able to scroll through my notes and browse. Anyway, I'd like to sell it while it's still commanding a decent price which leads me to fulfilling its spot: I want something as light and cool as possible. I want to be able to stuff it in my bag for cafe trips or test days at school. I want to be able to flip it out and read my notes and it not to feel cumbersome. But I also want to be able to draw on it at 300 dpi (min.) canvases (3000x3000 ppi) without delay or lag. I've been looking at the Galaxy Book 12, but touch just seems more fluid and intuitive on Android/iOS, so considering one of the newer Tabs too. I also own the HP Zbook pen and S3 pen which I LOVE both dearly. If there are older machines that can take advantage of these pens' low IAF, I wouldn't mind knowing. I probably won't settle on anything until I at least try the new Apple Pencil, but as it is right now, the weight of the barrel for the original just isn't ergonomic enough for my hand. I WILL wiggle on budget if there is a notable performance difference on something, but I would prefer to not spend more than half of what I paid for my Notebook which was 940 with the tax included. So, your thoughts? Thanks in advanced!