dont forget about the motion computing le 1600 and 1700 tablet pcs............they are awesome for drawing i got one a few months back and like wow very very responsive and no lag unles you use photoshop to draw (or use a thousand layers) but its good i use sketchbook and sai. Also its the cheapest on the market i got my for $75 used just for a small crack on the screen and the go from there to $185. i think the most expensive is like $400 new but why buy new ones when the used ones are very decent. plus its an excellent alternative to the wacom cintiq 12x because its a 12 inch screen as well almost $800 cheaper
I believe starluck was talking about Lenovo's X series Tablet. I also got one (X201T) and yes, it's fantastic, which is quite the same impression any pen-abled tablet pc out there brings. However, most of them are convertible (laptop with rotatable and foldable screen). If you insist on slates, there are Samsung ativ 700t (core-i cpu), 500t (atom) and the older Slate 7 (i5)
I definitely want something of a convertible nature, though I'd prefer for the keyboard to be completely removable. I'm still in the research phase, so a Slate's not a must have, but I am curious to try one out since they've added the pen their new series. I hear the pressure sensitivity on them is great, but not sure how compatible it is with Photoshop, Sai, etc.
Thanks for the info, I'll ad the Lenovo to my list of things to look into.
As long as the device uses wacom, it's good with PS and SAI. Besides, all of the tablet pc's (convertibles, slates) powered by wacom of the recent 4-5 years have the SAME levels of pressure sensitivity (256, only the Modbook has 512 lvls) so you will hardly see any differences between the current and older machines
Gotcha. I'd read in some forums that some machines needed to have a bunch of stuff downloaded to them for the pen to work properly (I don't recall if the Slates were mentioned, specifically.). Not that this is a problem, per se, but somewhat of an annoyance. I like for stuff to just work out of the box ^_^;
It's asus ep121's driver issue in Win 8 that I know of, it and the others work out-of-the-box in Win 7 though. There are some tablets powered by N-Trig might require additional downloads but we're talking about those powered by Wacom so it's irrelevant. Not so sure about the current machines with Win 8 pre-installed but I haven't heard/read any complaint about them not functioning properly.
Yeah, I've looked around at the Eee Slates on Ebay and what have you, but most of them are either missing the keyboard, or not from a top seller, so I'm a little dubious. I plan to keep scouting around for them, though.
I think the Vivo Tab may be out of the running, just by virtue of the fact that it's screen is much smaller than I anticipated (though I wouldn't settle for anything less than the pro...which isn't due out until January, according to a friendly sales clerk I spoke with.)
Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the Slate though, I hadn't really considered Samsung, and it looks pretty promising.