General Questions. 1. What is your budget? Up to $2,000 2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished? Yes. 3. Do you prefer a media/mobile tablet like the iPad, Windows tablet PC, or notebook convertible? Flexible. Undecided. Perhaps requirements below will help. Feel free to advise! 4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? 12" - 15" 5. Which country do you intent to purchase from [where do you live]? USA 6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? Flexible. 7. How many hours battery life do you require? Not many. Around 3. 8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc) Sketching and painting. Apps: Sketchbook Pro, Photoshop. Maybe ArtRage, PaintTool SAI, MyPaint Plenty of web surfing. Some email. 9. Do you have an OS preference? For example, do you own an iPhone and a Mac, or are you a Windows fan? Do you own an Android device and use Google services frequently? Flexible as long as I can run Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop both of which run on Mac and Windows. I doubt that Android or iOS would match the digital sketching and painting experience that I want. 10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc) Already mentioned above. 11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. No games. 12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system? Not a requirement. Screen Specifics 1. Any preference on screen resolution? Nothing specific. Higher is better. 2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun? Outdoors would be nice, but not a strict requirement. Most use will be indoors. 3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom or N-trig? Yes, a pen is a requirement. Pressure sensitivity is a requirement. I have used Wacom tables in the past. I have not used N-trig. Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory? I'm guessing hard drive needs to be at least 100GB and memory 4GB. I want the drive to be solid state (SSD). Traditional hard drives are the performance bottleneck on every machine I've owned in the past 10 years. 2. What sort of inputs do you require, if any? Would you like full-sized USB and SD card slots? Are microUSB and microSD ok? Do you require HDMI inputs? Any size USB is acceptable. I don't require HDMI, but I wouldn't mind it. Misc 1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above? I require wi-fi. I'm curious about what buttons and/or sliders are available when drawing and if they can be programmed. A soft requirement: I want it to be comfortable to kick back in a chair, sofa, bed, whatever and sketch. I don't want to be anchored to a desk. I won't be walking around with the tablet much. Once I settle in for a sketch or painting, that's where I'll stay. 2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration? I prefer to have multi-touch too. Since I don't need this for work, I have the option of getting something now or waiting several weeks if there is some advantage to doing so (upcoming models, new developments in tablet pcs, etc.). TIA for any insights!