We all have this inherent desire for the unicorn tablet, yet we also all know, at least subconsciously, that it will never appear. If for no other reason that the minute it is released some new component is also released that didn't make it into the machine. Hence, we all have to make some compromises when we make our purchase decisions. Reading other threads I've discovered that people are unwilling to compromise on parts that really surprised me. But that is ok, we all have different needs. So I thought it might be interesting if we had a discussion on what we are willing to compromise on and what we are not. Together with our justifications. Since I started it I suppose I should begin. I'm more than willing to compromise on speakers. Actually, I'd be fine with no speakers. The reason is that if I use the device at home I will have an external speaker connected. And if I use it away from home, Starbucks, park or other place I will connect earphones. One I don't want to irritate my surroundings and two I probably don't need them hearing what I'm listening to. I'm also finding that I am more and more willing to compromise on screen resolution. On a tablet, full HD is what you get anyway since you probably have to scale it anyway in order to be able to see your content (if you're under 30 this may not apply to you). I do find that I'm not willing to compromise on heat dissipation. If the back gets hot I can't really use it for my note taking scenarios. I wish reviewers would pay more attention to that detail. Asking in a store is useless, they just want to sell and tell you anything they believe you want to hear. In the same vein I'd say that weight, or probably more accurately, weight distribution, is something that irks me more than it used to.