quote:Originally posted by KenMagel
First decision: do you want a slate (no included keyboard, lighter weight) or a convertible(3 - 6 lbs., can be used as a regular laptop). Slates can have docks which can include keyboards and larger monitors. So can Convertibles.
Second decision: screen. This is the major distinguishing feature among tablet models with the same form factor. Do you want higher resolution,larger size, or indoor-outdoor.
Third decision: what software. There are many note-taking applications with somewhat different capabilities. Do not just look at a feature list, however. Try a couple or three out. Many have free trials.
Fourth decision: battery life. Most tablets can get two to four hours on a single battery charge with normal use. Some can get more than that.