It's been a year or so. Do you think that the T4220 has the hardware compatible with Vista? I really want to get Vista for the improved tablet functions and because I don't want to have to buy it separately later when things smooth out with software. Someone suggested this to me: http://www.parallels.com/en/products/workstation/ I heard that the Vista option comes with an included XP disc; so I could have both on at the same time. Do you think that I should do this? Also, what accessories should I get? I know that I'm going to get the felt Wacom tips. What else? Do I really need a fan? Does it really get that hot? Does the included screen protector alter the colors even slightly. I hear that this cover will increase the feeling of paper when I'm writing. Thanks for all your help.