I am about to start school soon and have been looking for a laptop. Originally I planned on getting a Macbook since they had pretty good discounts for students and I like the company. But my sister happened to see the Gateway tablet pc commercial one day and told me about it. Since I am incredibly messy and disorganized with notes I started looking into tablet pcs as a replacement notebook. I've narrowed my choices down to two computers: the gateway tablet pc and the Toshiba Satellite R25-S3503 (haven't seen much reviews for this one). I've researched them both to death and know they each have their ups and downs (I heard of gateway's horrible costumer service and satellites heavy weight). I'm still unsure of which to get and would really appreciate some inputs or even some other suggestions. What I'm looking for: -Relatively light since I've going to be using it in class -Good performance, steady build(so the swivel monitor won't break off after a couple of uses) -Realible costumer service -Not too loud(Don't want to disturb others during class) -Good battery life (around 3.5+ hours) -Affordable (Around the 1,200 and lower range) -Multimedia friendly(i'd like to have the option of playing some more graphically advanced games though it isn't necessary..more of a perk.