1. What is your budget? -$2000 is my cap, but I would like to spend less if possible. 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? -I think that portability is high on my list, followed by the ability to run programs instead of being app-only based. 4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? -13 to 15 inches 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? -I would prefer to avoid Apple products, unless it turns out that an iPad is actually the best solution for my work. 7. How many hours battery life do you require? -I'm not certain? I can't imagine I'll be working on something for more than 3hrs straight, but it would be nice not to have to recharge too often. 8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc) -Primary usage will be Clip Studio Paint for illustration work (B&W drawing, digital painting in color. I'm considering some simple animated work as well.) No games. Some light email/web-surfing/streaming. 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? -Probably Windows. I use a Google Pixel. I have an old 2008 Mac Pro tower that I haven't gotten rid of (and still use just for art) because I own all my own art programs (I hate the idea of renting/subscribing to use Adobe, etc). I use Google services very frequently. 10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc) -I think this will mainly be for using Clip Studio Paint on the go/in other rooms in my house when I don't want to be tethered to my desktop. Chrome for web-browsing. 11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. -Nope! 12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system? -Nope! Screen Specifics 1. Any preference on screen resolution? -I'm not sure. Something that will look good for illustration work. 2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun? See the above linked FAQ for guidance -Very rarely I suspect. 3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom EMR, AES or N-trig? See the above linked FAQ for guidance -I'm used to using an older Wacom bluetooth Intuos tablet with my Mac Pro. Wacom would be my preference because of my familiarity with their tech. Whatever works well, and has the lowest amount of lag/jitter when drawing. Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory? -I'm not certain. Since I think this will be more of a "portable" solution, I realize I might be limited. Whatever is going to run CSP well with larger sized files. I will likely dump work onto a hard-drive when it's done, and get it off of the unit's built-in HD. 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? -Full sized USB would be nice, but not required. SD card slots would be great. MicroUSB and microSD would be fine. I don't think HDMI would be a requirement. Misc 1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above? -The non-negotiable item for me is that I would like to own my drawing software. I'm not into renting/subscribing. 2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration? -Nothing else than to reiterate that this will likely be mostly for mobile use. Drawing in the living room, or on the go when I travel. I am considering getting a more up-to-date "studio-workstation", whether that's a tower I build from scratch (with the help from some techy-friends), a juiced up gaming laptop, with a Wacom or competitor's pen-tablet. I think that means I don't need some crazy-spec'd portable unit (like those fancy ConceptD Ezel's). I'm not totally certain if I want a dedicated tablet (like a Surface Pro 7), or if I want some kind of 2 in 1 (either the kind that flips open into a tablet, or the style where the monitor pulls off into a tablet). I'm open to suggestions. Every time I start looking, I get overwhelmed with the options and then stop looking. Thanks in advance for helping to steer me in the right direction!