Thanks for that info - I'd never heard of the Tangent Tycoon before. I used to use a Viliv x70 with Win XP but it had a very slow Atom processor, and then a few months ago bought an ASUS EP121 which is a 12" tablet running Win7 on a Core i5 processor w/ 4G RAM and I love it. It's 2.5 pounds and I can run Office 2010, AutoCAD, Photoshop and browse the web simultaneously with Kaspersky running in the background - no problem. It even comes with a Bluetooth keyboard if you don't want to use the built-in handwriting recognition.
The big problems are that it's $1000 and because it's a Core i5, the battery only lasts 2.5-3 hours. That's not usually a problem for me since the power supply is relatively small and I sit in one or two places most of the time, but I could see where that might be a problem for some people. However, since I do a lot of drawings and digital art, the speed, memory and pressure sensitive screen are indispensible. The iPad would only be useful to me if the screen was pressure sensitive, it had more power, and ran mainstream apps like MS OneNote, AutoCAD and Sketchup.
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