I just purchased an HP Pavilion TX1219US with the touch screen, for my daughter who is starting college. The unit is very impressive with one exception. The touchscreen works quite well except when tou try to write with the stylus. Instead of creating solid lines, the stylus just creates sporadic dots. The characters are totally unrecognizeable. I've tried Notepad, Wordpad, and Paint with the same results. It will not generate a solid line. Closing down all other progrms helps. So does making the line thicker. Still, the only way to get something even close to a solid line, is by moving the stylus very very slowly. I have tried different line thickness settings, varying amounts of pressure, and have recalibrated everything several times. I am familiar with screen input on other devices including graphics tables, PDA's, etc. It is not the handwriting recognition, because it doesn't get that far. It's like the PC is too busy to accept all of the input from the stylus, and just manages to get bits of the line here and there. I was on the HP tech line, and they were unable to help me other than to say it might be the video drivers. They finally told me that I should send it in for service, but I don't have time to do that because my daughter starts school in 4 days. I am going to take it back to Circuit City and have it replaced, but I was just wondering if this is something common. If so, should I take the time to try it out in the store before I take it? Has anyone had this type of experience with this unit? Any replies would em greatly appreciated.