>>in my limited research it would seem the electrovaya 2010 would fulfill these needs but the service/support question and sturdiness of the snap on keyboard still need to be addressed.<<
Scribbler sounds like a smart choice. I expect/hope to take possession of one this week.
1. Battery life is the undisputed King at around 9 hours!(good for hospital rounds or office).
2. 12" screen is ideal size for compromise of visibility, battery and weight.
3. Scribbler Weight in slate form is 3.1 lbs. 4 lbs with keyboard.
4. 1.2 CPU, you can never have enough speed or memory for Voice Recognition though.
5. Scribbler has an attachable keyboard. If this is anything like the HP hybrid version this is a clear winner.
6. Biometric sensor for HIPAA.
This sounds ideal for Health Care.