My current laptop has just about reached its end. The ODD fell out the other day and the case has been cracked by the hinge. As a long time lurker on these forums, I have been lusting after a tablet PC for years. Now I have an opportunity. 1. What is your budget? £800 at a push. 2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished? Yes. 3. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)? A convertible, but whatever I can get. 4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? 12" - 13" 5. Which country do you intent to purchase from? UK 6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? No. 7. How many hours battery life do you require? 4 + hours 8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc) In order of priority -Notetaking -Web surfing -Some gaming 9. Do you have an OS preference? Windows. 10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc) Microsoft Office Opera with lots of tabs open 10. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. Trine Minecraft AOE III Other indie games e.g Humble Bundle games BF:BC2 - not a priority by any means Screen Specifics 1. What resolution do you prefer? No preference at this price range. 2. Do you require the screen to be readable in sunlight? See the above linked FAQ for guidance No preference at this price range. 3. Do you prefer your display to be glossy or matte? Matte, but not too concerned. 4. Do you require Touch? (without pressure sensitivity) (Which one: resistive or capacitive) See the above linked FAQ for guidance Yes, but can do without. 5. Do you require a Pen? (with pressure sensitivity) (Which one: Wacom or N-Trig) See the above linked FAQ for guidance Wacom. Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? I can easily upgrade memory myself and have a Momentus XT drive that I will transfer. 2. Do you require an Optical (CD/DVD) Drive to be built in? No. 3. Do you require ability to add a second Battery or Hard Drive (Modular Bay technology)? No. Misc 1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above? 2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration? In the UK it seems to be quite hard to get hold of a convertible and these are the only two I could find in my price range: GRADE A1 - As New - HP TouchSmart tm2-2050ea Windows 7 Laptop 77031791/1/WN869EA - Laptops Direct Thinkpad X201 Tablet 12.1" X201T 4Gb 320Gb 3Y tm2t T101MT | eBay -very dubious as to authenticity I've also come across a normal Lenovo laptop, the E320 with a Intel Core i5-2430M Processor (2.40GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz), AMD Mobility Radeon HD6630 1GB Switchable Graphics and "9 hours" battery life for under £500. I'm tempted the Thinkpad instead of a tablet as for the price it seems great. I don't really need the power though. As for using a pen, there are some instances as a geography student that I could use one and it does seem like Onenote would utilised better using one. With the HP tm2, could I use an eGPU and get acceptable gaming performance?